Akron Children's Hospital

Mansfield Outpatient Behavioral Health Center

Hasenstab Architects provided architectural and interior design services for a new pediatric Outpatient Behavioral Health Center in Mansfield, Ohio. The facility provides a convenient location where Richland County residents can access most of the behavioral health services that are offered at the hospital’s main campus. These services include traditional outpatient therapy and partial hospitalization / intensive outpatient programs (PHP-IOP).

The Mansfield Outpatient Behavioral Health Center features a large, open day room which provides space for group education and features access to an enclosed, furnished patio. The day room also contains two alcoves, which allows individual patients to take a break while still being part of the larger group. Two smaller adjacent group rooms provide space for activities including yoga, art, and expressive therapy. The facility mainly serves patients between the ages of 12 and 18.

Also included in the behavioral health center are nine private interview rooms for patients to talk to therapists as well as two private assessment rooms. An out-of-clinic work area features both offices and support spaces that can accommodate up to 19 providers and staff members and includes telehealth booths that can be used to conduct virtual visits.

The interior design theme was built around celebrating Richland County – introducing elements and artwork to provide positive distractions and to create a calming environment. The design team made sure to pay careful attention to the cleanability and durability of the selected materials. The facility was equipped with “living room” style furnishings to provide patients and staff with a less clinical, more residential environment to make them feel more comfortable in the space.

The Mansfield Outpatient Behavioral Health Center was one of two stand-alone Akron Children’s Hospital pediatric behavioral health centers opened in 2023. The Hasenstab team provided architectural and interior design services for both projects.

Project Details


Akron Children’s Hospital


Mansfield, Ohio




22,000 Square Feet

Key Team Members

  • Scott Radcliff
  • Dan Herstine
  • JC Stouffer
  • Carla Cremers
  • Tina Kessel
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