Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash., is planning a 350-bed behavioral health hospital on its campus.
The project, part of a master plan that includes additional improvements to the existing Western State Hospital campus, will serve forensic patients who enter care through the criminal court system, freeing other areas of campus to serve civil patients.
The new hospital also will include research and innovation opportunities through partnerships with local academic institutions.
Sustainable and energy-efficient design features will be considered, with the goal of achieving net-zero energy and LEED Gold certification.
The project team includes HOK (Seattle).
Construction is slated to begin in 2023 with completion expected by 2027.