CannonDesign has been leading the planning and design of the new 85-bed, 156,000-sf hospital on the Sheppard Pratt campus that emphasizes exposure to nature as part of the healing process. This building is the first to be built on Sheppard Pratt’s Behavioral Health Elkridge Campus, which serves community members from young people through seniors needing mental health and addiction services.
One of Sheppard Pratt’s core philosophies is an emphasis on the healing effect of nature. The peaceful, forested environment surrounding the hospital is the view from inpatient units and all on-unit therapy and activity spaces look directly into the wooded surroundings. Throughout the campus are walking paths and reflective spaces for patients, visitors and staff. The hospital is expected to open in 2020.
Some photos from the ceremony: