Essex Psychiatric Hospital

Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Mahan Rykiel Associates provided concept and design development services for this new 250-bed hospital built on 11 acres of County-owned land in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. This new facility replaces a century-old building with a state of the art hospital for the state’s most vulnerable patients.

The site design utilized the dramatic topography to create outdoor rooms and courtyards that complement the architecture. The campus plan includes a greenhouse for therapy, passive and active recreation as well as a meditative garden.

This project was featured in Building Design and Construction Magazine.