RBHA REACH House Completed

The highly anticipated Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) REACH House is finally complete and operations are in full swing.

This new, approximately 5,000 gross square feet regional Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), is a six-bed, short-term respite/crisis stabilization program that will serve consumers with intellectual disabilities and a variety of regional staff to support their program model.

REACH is A Design/Build project for a housing facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and challenging behaviors or dual diagnosis (mental illness and I/DD) for the REACH program. Designed to achieve EarthCraft Virginia Certification.

The floor plan includes: living/family room with fireplace and restroom; dining area with partition wall; spacious kitchen with 2 sinks; 5 bedrooms; 1 ADA bedroom with private ADA bathroom; conference room; director’s office; shared work/office area with 6 workstations and restroom; nurse’s office with medicine closet; 2 car garage with attic storage space; side porch; large backyard with covered porch.

Design Team:
Erik Quackenbush, AIA – Project Manager & Architectural Designer
Audra Noel Powell, CID – Interior Designer

Norman Company, Inc., Superintendent: Ben Norman.

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