Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Project Area: 17,000 SF

Year Completed: 2015

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo’s (formerly Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services) facility is part of the Bronson Healthy Living Campus where their guiding principles address issues of nutrition, mental and physical health, sustainability, and social concerns.

Programs at this facility include psychiatric and medical services, emergency and correction services, youth and family services, and a pharmacy. Clients enter at each end of the lobby and are directed to one of the four glass fronted reception rooms. The clinical areas have interview, exam, and consultation rooms with associated support spaces with a staff zone that is secluded from public access.

The exterior colors and materials are similar to other facilities on the campus and the nearby Bronson Hospital which provides a cohesive identity. The interior features textured metallic accent walls that fold into suspended ceiling clouds with integrated lighting announcing entries and defining reception spaces. Flooring changes reinforce patient wayfinding while the woodland wall graphics and wood trim provide a connection to nature and establish a warm and soothing environment. Natural light is filtered through the spaces by incorporating full height windows at the ends of circulation paths. Translucent windows were used in consultation rooms to allow natural light to enter while being respectful of patient privacy.