The design for the Acute Psychiatric Facility is a relocation of existing beds to the new 13-bed Acute Psych Ward located at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It serves a broad demographic of returning soldiers, from aging veterans of the Vietnam era to young and middle-aged veterans serving in Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and future needs.
The VA Roseburg Medical Center is a safe acute psych environment that serves male and female veterans in a calm, residential atmosphere. The design promotes a sense of peace and security for both patients and staff. The landscape design involved the design of gardens and surrounding landscaping integrated with the hospital’s physical infrastructure while providing safe and secure outdoor areas for patients and staff. The design included a courtyard garden for family, patients and pets, a patio garden adjacent to patient dining, a staff garden, an ecoroof as well as site and entry gardens. The sustainable approach here also incorporates a rain garden and bioswales.