April 16, 2021

Cordilleras Mental Health Campus Featured in Building Design + Construction

The new buildings will be California’s first net-zero carbon emissions mental health campus.

Cordilleras has recently broken ground on five new buildings in San Mateo County, California. Four of these single-story buildings will have 16 beds for long-term behavioral healthcare, called Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers. The fifth building will be a transitional housing space for up to 57 residents, and will also contain office space, a commercial kitchen and other support services. The campus will offer both acute mental health care as well as outpatient services.

All the buildings are arranged around a central open landscape with outdoor seatings, sports courts and community gardens. Every room is configured into a V-shape to provide a view to the courtyard space and create a village-like atmosphere. The campus is entirely within a forest, and a river that runs through it will be preserved and integrated into the campus.

The campus is expected to be complete in December 2023.

Read the piece here.