Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center / College Hill Behavioral Health Campus Addition


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Scope: Full Architectural Services

Size: 30,000 SF New Construction

Cincinnati Children’s College Hill Campus is a comprehensive pediatric psychiatric hospital providing outpatient and inpatient services. The residential addition evolved many of the concepts introduced at P3 East. The building provides a secure, welcoming environment for extended stays (averaging about 100 days) for up to 40 youth. Private and semi-private rooms are arranged around four upper-floor dayrooms that are configured to balance staff monitoring with residents’ privacy. Activity spaces on the ground floor complement classrooms and support spaces in the existing hospital. The milieu space on each floor also includes group therapy rooms, destimulation areas, and consult rooms for private meetings with families. Staff support spaces are shared between two units to maximize efficiency. Secured courtyards and outdoor areas ensure well-being, with innovative horticulture, equine therapy and animal care programs. The building was configured to allow natural light into the heart of the space as well as to take advantage of the surrounding views.
*Medical planning done in collaboration with HKS.