New Boxwood Regional Treatment Center

Boxwood Regional Treatment Center • Culpeper, Virginia

The new ‘Boxwood House’ was Designed to house medically and behaviorally stable males / females who are 18 years of age or older, and who voluntarily enroll in a 28-day substance abuse and social detox treatment program. This program is offered by the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board for residents of the multi-jurisdictional area served by the Board.

The project scope for the new facility required the Design of the following elements:

  • Completion date 2011
  • Size 21,500 square foot / 32 beds
  • 26-bed male and female housing in two-person suites (5,530 sq. ft.)
  • 6-bed male and female detox beds in one-person rooms (1,980 sq. ft.)
  • Food warehousing and kitchen area (1,370 sq. ft.)
  • Dining, classrooms, rest rooms per ADA Compliance, and commons (6,755 sq. ft.)
  • Medical office and examination facilities (750 sq. ft.)
  • Administrative offices and admissions (3,140 sq. ft.)
  • Support / accessory elements / mechanical-electrical (1,110 sq. ft.)
  • 4% net / gross factor (825 sq. ft.)

The spatial adjacencies of the project’s components, and the program criteria, suggested a linear concept utilizing residentially-scaled housing and other building components located along a clerestory, day lighted, ‘great room / visitation hall’ organizing ‘spine.’ The ‘spine,’ which transitions into a circulation corridor upon leaving the ‘great room / visitation hall’ extends from end-to-end of the facility. Housing components, kitchen-dining, resident reception / nurses station, admissions / medical spaces, flexibly-used classrooms, and administrative offices are accessed at their intersecting points with the ‘spine’ / corridor. At the housing end, the ‘spine’ terminates at an exterior covered gathering space and at the administrative end, the ‘spine’ terminates at the public entrance to the facility. Housing components are Designed to have exterior-porches and to maximize day lighting.
Housing components are scaled to provide small group living areas, whereas large group functions and special event activities will utilize the ‘great room / visitation hall.’