The VA approached our team to discuss a new mental health facility that would have more of a residential feel and provide the best possible care for Veterans. They wanted our Veterans to have support that focused on their recovery while providing patient safety and engagement. They asked that we design a space that provided a sense of healing – of the mind, body, and soul. The end result is a patient-centered facility with design elements that foster a sense of healing.  The center is a standard for VA facilities and is the basis for the VA’s new “Design Guide for Mental Health Facilities.”