Cascade Mental Health Care

With half of their building vacant, Cascade Mental Health Care decided to consolidate their children and adult care mental health center “under one roof” but with separate wings. The program challenge was to come up with a design to fit their needs that allowed construction to be sequenced so that their children’s center could remain in operation throughout the entire construction process. AustinCina Architects’ design solution was to remodel the vacant suite first to temporarily house the children’s care to allow the remodeling of the remainder of their building to be completed. The non-descript exterior was enhanced with whimsical entrances to define the children’s care center from the adult care center.

Status: Completed in 2013

Size: 27,734 square foot remodel

Location: Centralia, WA