Butterfield Youth Services Campus

Butterfield Youth Services Campus 2017-04-28T10:25:10+00:00

Project Description

Location:
Marshall, Missouri

Project Type:
Healthcare Facility, Education

Size:
30,000 sq. ft.

Construction Cost:
$1.5 million

Completed:
1993

  • The overall campus of Butterfield Youth Services Child and Family Therapy Center is designed to minimize institutional characteristics and emphasize an atmosphere of caring that is more akin to a home and family. Photograph by Deanna Dikeman
  • The Butterfield Youth Services Child and Family Therapy Center includes a courtyard recreation area with basketball court. Photograph by Deanna Dikeman
  • The formal administrative area at Butterfield Youth Services provides professional workspace in an area surrounded by clerestory lighting. Photograph by Deanna Dikeman.

Butterfield Youth Services meets difficult needs with a model program of community residential treatment of children who would otherwise require institutional care. To better serve the number of seriously emotionally disabled children (SED), Butterfield Youth Services expanded its facilities with a new Child and Family Therapy Center.

The Butterfield Youth Services center contains administration, education, art therapy, recreation, and clinical therapy wings that serve the SED children and their families. The building’s footprint is a radical design branching from two entry towers.

The administration entrance tower contains the administrative office for the executive secretary as well as record storage for the entire facility. The educational entrance tower serves the many classrooms and connects the educational wing with the gymnasium.

The residential wing, comprised of bedrooms, time-out space, child-care office, dining, kitchen, and living/game room, is secure from the other areas to insure residents’ safety.

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