Perkins and Will were commissioned by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to design the UTHealth Behavioral Health Campus of Continuing Care, a facility that will promote the health and well-being of patients and staff. The UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus for Behavioral Health will be the first public psychiatric facility in Texas in more than 30 years. Opened in April 2018, this 119,000-square-meter center offers young patients crisis resistance and psychiatric care. Behavioral Health The 5,920-square-meter unit, opened in May 2017, features adjustable lighting, relaxing graphics and flexible furniture options to create a peaceful and comfortable environment for children and adolescents. Other amenities include a therapy center, an activity room and a common dining room overlooking a courtyard. Facilities include a therapy center, an activity room and a common dining room overlooking a courtyard. Last Behavioral Health Photo Tour: Michael E. In particular, Perkins and Will developed the interior design concept that takes into account the effects of natural daylight and darkness on the circadian rhythm and the effects of sound levels on stress. The 220,000 square foot project, designed by Perkins and Will, aims to reduce agitation and promote healing through light, acoustics and visual aspects. The facility will initially include 240 beds and 10 residential units, which will keep pace with the growth of the facility. The housing units will be located around a central living space and will encourage resident participation. The complex includes a courtyard giving access to a large wooded area. The registration rooms are designed to naturally promote appropriate and useful interaction between patients and staff. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, La.