Hennepin County Sheriff’s Wellness offers a calm, inviting space for officers, that are dealing with stress from the line of duty, to come and seek treatment. A former HCMC clinic space was remodeled to create this wellness center. The location on the first floor of a downtown high-rise allows for easy access for those in need.
Spaces include a lobby, reception, a small conference room, a large conference/multipurpose room, six therapy offices, a quiet room, lounge/kitchenette, copy/work area, single-use restroom, storage rooms, and a communications room.
Allowing occupants within the space to exit in case of emergency, while also maintaining a secure environment, was challenging. McMonigal Architects worked with a door hardware consultant, Hennepin County and a Minneapolis code official to come up with a solution that met code and the user group’s program requirements.