Project category: New construction (completed October 2012)

Chief administrator: Peter Arn, Vice President, Enterprise Development & Support, (410) 601-9000

Firm: Hord Coplan Macht, (410) 837-7311

Design team: Scott Robison, AIA, Principal-in-Charge; Mark Angielski, AIA, Project Manager; Leah Wettstein, CID, IIDA, Interior Designer; Ko Kuwabara, Project Designer; Jim Albert, AIA, ACHA, Programming

Photography: Nick Collura; Alain Jaramillo

Total building area (sq. ft.): 27,787

Construction cost/sq. ft.: $177

Total construction cost (excluding land): $4,906,834

This 28-bed inpatient rehabilitation center provides recovery treatment for brain injury, stroke, and other neurological disorders.  Along with private rooms and an extensive state-of-the-art rehab gym, the unit features “Greater Heights”, a recreated small town center that simulates a community setting and enables patients to become independent once again. This “Streetscape” includes a replicated ATM, grocery store, bus stop, street light with sidewalk curb and crosswalk, as well as residential mail boxes. The unit also includes a Home Transition Apartment where patients can try out their newly learned adaptive skills while under staff observation before being discharged. The Center includes a zero-gravity robotic system that allows for gait, balance, and safety training with computerized tracking and trending.  No matter where you go in the Center, the design look and feel remain focused on the comfort of the patient and their families.  There are resource rooms available as well as spaces for families to gather and share their experiences. This unit is another component of the owner's Brain and Spine Institute which includes a full continuum of care of inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation facilities.