PROJECT—Healthcare,Justice,On the Boards

Mendocino County Psychiatric Health Facility

Client: County of Mendocino

Size: 12,800 sq. ft.

Completion: Est. July 2025

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Location: Ukiah, CA

Service: Design and Planning, Programming, Criteria Documentation, Agency Review and Approval

Principal-in-Charge: Eric Fadness

Senior Project Manager: DeAnn Splinter

Programmer: John Flath

Senior Project Architect: Lorenzo Lopez

Senior Project Coordinator: Jeffrey Janssen


Mendocino County Code entitled the “Mental Health Treatment Act” adopting a County Transaction (Sales) and Use Tax for the specific purpose of funding improved services, treatment and facilities for persons with mental health conditions. The facilities that the County is pursuing is a combination of a Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), and/or a Crisis Residential Treatment (CRT) facility. Nacht & Lewis was selected to provide planning and design services for these facilities. The Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) will be a facility of up to 16-beds, that operates 24-hours, 7 days a week providing observation and treatment for individuals experiencing an acute mental illness under licensed psychiatric direction. The project, located in the City of Ukiah, has received a grant from the California Health Facilities Finance Authority for the construction of the facility.

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