Acadia-Belmont Behavioral Hospital
HeartAcadia-Belmont Behavioral Hospital

Philadelphia, PA New Construction Size: 200,000 SF Construction Cost: TBDCompletion Date: 2020

Acadia Belmont

When completed, the Acadia-Belmont Behavioral Hospital in Philadelphia will be a six-floor behavioral healthcare hospital with over 200,000 square feet serving multiple inpatient and outpatient populations and providing a full continuum of behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment services. Originally planned as a renovation of the existing 1940's era hospital, a replace-in-place, multi-phase master plan was formulated as a more cost-effective approach to achieve the facility’s goals.

The first phase of the project involved constructing a temporary 24-bed addition to the existing hospital, completed in August 2016, to allow the hospital to immediately address the underserved needs of children and adolescents. Phase 2 was the demolition of an existing building to provide adequate parking and circulation prior to the development of the next phase.

Phase 3, a 3-story, 35,000 square-foot outpatient facility which consolidates various services from two major buildings on campus, was completed December 2017. This building hosts offices, therapy spaces for several community programs, and outpatient mental health services for adults, children and adolescents. It also provides a cafeteria, general use group spaces, and conference rooms for both client and staff use.

Phase 4 involved demolishing several existing buildings to make way for phase 5, construction of the new inpatient hospital, currently underway. The five-story structure with more than 150,000 square feet of space will have nearly 200 beds that will be able to house a variety of populations, each in their own, distinct and separate areas. The inpatient hospital is expected to be ready to receive patients by Winter 2020.

  • Team
  • Brian Asa, AIA
    Brian Asa, AIABrian Asa, AIA
  • David Brown, AIA, NCARB
    David Brown, AIA, NCARBDavid Brown, AIA, NCARB
  • Team 10
    Team 10Michael Speck, AIA
  • Stefan Balcer
    Stefan BalcerStefan Balcer
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