Phase 1A is the first phase of the CAMH multi-year campus redevelopment. The master plan developed by Kearns Mancini and its joint venture partners resulted in a complete transformation of how mental healthcare is delivered in an urban setting.
Phase 1A focuses on three residential buildings and an outpatient clinic. Through consultation with CAMH, the design consortium devised Phase 1A as an Alternative Milieu program in the form of three recognizable residential buildings, linked to a commercial office-style building. Each block contains 24 patient rooms with six en-suite bedrooms on each of the four floors. Each floor functions as an 'apartment,' with six patients sharing kitchen, dining and living spaces. The design of each floor plate forms an L-shaped building plan around a landscaped courtyard at grade which is shared by the patients. The entire Phase 1A complex houses a total of seventy-two resident suites.
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The sense of isolation so many clients have railed against may never completely disappear, but it won’t be because of the buildings; they do their job admirably. Indeed, CAMH’s new streetscapes could serve as an excellent model for modern cities where mid-rise and mixed-use are the order of the day.
Kearns Mancini continued to deliver good results and made especially notable contributions towards an early works package of municipal infrastructure and the municipal approvals process.