BUSINESS NEWS GROUNDBREAKING HELD FOR SOUNDMIND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITAL SoundMind Behavioral Health Hospital LLC has broken ground on a 55,000-square-foot facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, for general and geriatric inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services. The hospital, which will serve patients with acute mental and behavioral problems, including dementia, has been designed by Dewberry as a trauma-informed healing environment that will support safe and efficient operations. Dewberry’s design team worked extensively with administrators, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, patients, and local authorities to design the hospital with a focus on comfort, safety, and compassionate care. The 72-bed hospital, set on a 14-acre site, will consist of three separate nursing units with 24 beds each. Each nursing unit includes a seclusion room, quiet room, and a nurses’ station with clear sightlines throughout the corridors.
Additional service areas include spaces for patient assessment and admitting, an ECT procedure room, a commons area/ activity space, visitor rooms, a dining room, provider offices and administrative areas, and outpatient group therapy areas. The facility has been carefully planned for visual monitoring of all patients when away from their rooms, and features anti-ligature hardware, doors, plumbing, and other building components specified for patient safety and suicide avoidance. The design emphasizes the creation of warm and inviting spaces that promote a calm and healing environment. Daylight and connections to nature, proven to positively impact patient moods, are emphasized throughout the facility with expansive windows and courtyards with visual and physical access to the outdoors. Artwork was also selected to enhance the therapeutic, calming, and restorative atmosphere within the patient spaces.
Dewberry is the prime architect, interior design consultant, and structural engineer for the project. EDA+FKI Engineers is serving as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineer. Wallace Engineering is providing site/civil engineering. Cowen Construction is the general contractor. The project is scheduled to be complete in 2021. Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and more than 2,000 professionals nationwide.
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748, a motorcycle only someone half-crazy like Jack would use to commute to work. The real evidence of his character was shown by how he treated everyone he met as if they were special. He would always talk to the servers at any restaurant we went to. On one of my trips to Atlanta I was waiting for an Uber to pick me up in front of the Indigo Hotel downtown. The parking valet asked me what I was doing in Atlanta. I told him we were there visiting a friend. He asked me who. I said “Jack Portman.” He immediately smiled and said, “Oh yes! Mr. Portman comes over here and every time he does he stops to talk to us. Such a nice guy.” He never acted like he thought he was special because of his success. Jack loved his children (he had five) and all of his family members, and bragged about each of them a lot. He was also one of those people who maintained good relationships even with his ex-wives (not always easy – I speak from experience!). He took both of them and all of their kids on vacation together last year. The guy was fearless. Even though he was smaller in stature and soft-spoken, he would not back down from any kind of an altercation if he deemed it worth fighting for. And he would go anywhere to win a project. Portman was always pioneering. They did (and still do) huge landmark projects that functioned as seeds to revitalize urban areas. He would immerse himself in the local culture, learn the language, and know exactly what to do to bring it all to fruition. I don’t have that many friends that I regularly talk to. I’m going to miss Jack greatly as I know everyone in the Portman Companies will as well. MARK ZWEIG is Zweig Group’s chairman and founder. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
we had gone some time without seeing or talking to each other and he texted me out of the blue. He simply said, “I’m in New Delhi. There’s nothing new about it.” Jack’s father wasn’t always an easy guy to work for, and I’m sure it wasn’t always easy being his son and working in the business that bore his name. John Portman was powerful, demanding, and a larger than life figure. We all called him “Mr. Portman.” I always thought he was lucky to have Jack working there because not only did the Asian business Portman had because of Jack save them in the ‘90s, Jack was also the one who could always make people (including me!) feel better after they had a difficult interaction with his father. He knew how to treat people. Back in February, my wife and I were in Atlanta visiting with Jack and doing some work for Portman Architects. It was Valentine’s Day and Jack didn’t want any of us to miss it. He took my wife, Rob Halverson (president of Portman Architects) and his wife, and myself out for an amazing Valentine’s dinner. He was considerate and thoughtful. Jack had a million crazy stories and there are as many about him as he told. One time I was in Atlanta and he and I walked to dinner. On the way back to the office we started talking about one of our favorite subjects – cars. He always had cool ones. He told me he got a new car and asked if I wanted to see it. In the first parking place in the company parking garage sat a brand new Ferrari F355 Spider. He threw the keys to me and told me to take it out for a while. So I drove around Atlanta with the top down that night and felt like a rock star. Jack came to our firm’s first “Racing to the Future” CEO conference in 1997 that we held in Palm Beach that included two days at Skip Barber Racing School. He also came to our third “Racing to the Future” in Las Vegas years later at “Fast” Freddie Spencer’s superbike school. Afterward he traded his Harley in for a souped up Ducati
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