St. Elizabeths Hospital
The project consists of a 2-story 450,000-SF new mental hospital on 49.4 acres located on the
St. Elizabeths east campus in Southeast Washington, DC. It features 179 secure beds and 114 un-secure beds (293 total beds) including a high security "Forensic" section housing 120 beds with an attic mechanical level. The facility includes a central mechanical plant, auditorium, two gymnasiums, laboratory, administrative suite, executive suites, commercial kitchen and a loading dock.
Saint Elizabeth's New Hospital is the District's public psychiatric facility. It was transferred by the federal government to the District in 1987 to become part of its public mental health system. The new hospital incorporates the best practices in modern, in patient mental health care with an environmentally sensitive design and sustainable strategies. The new building's therapeutic design includes bright and airy living and treatment areas, green spaces off each patient unit, and enclosed courtyards. In addition, a 28,000 square-foot green roof is likely the largest on any psychiatric facility in the country.
Owner: Government of the District of Columbia
Architect: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott
Contract Value: $157 M
Square Footage: 450,000