Instilling Wellness Away From Home

Episcopal High School, Student Health Center, Alexandria, VA

Critical to student success at Episcopal High School is helping teenage students successfully transition to living away from their families. The school’s new Student Health Center will play a major role in helping in that transition, as an epicenter for helping students with their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Essentially a one-stop shop for wellness, the center offers exam rooms, overnight observation space, counseling, and other key amenities. The space is designed to meet a variety of needs given the level of care this age-group requires.

The building  is a beacon that embodies Episcopal’s traditional architecture style. Featuring two entrances, the building is inviting – to reduce stigma around wellness treatment – and welcomes natural light throughout. Outdoor spaces including a roof terrace create opportunity for school events, student socialization and connections to a new campus quad