Southwestern Mental Health Center

Southwestern Mental Health Center

Worthington, MN

Together with the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, the Southwestern Mental Health Center developed plans for an expansion of a cohesive block to provide services to the community including the Unity House and an office building.
The building exterior features a rich, earth-toned taupe color, flanked by a decorative rock base. Square windows are trimmed in bright white and bring a welcoming, residential feel to the building that is nestled within a quiet neighborhood.

The interior incorporates unique elements including a wayfinding feature which provides an intuitive path through the facility with the use of materials, textures and colors. Color theory was incorporated into the décor including blue for serenity and well being, and yellow for cheer and a feeling of happiness. Programming areas are divided into separate occupant areas with corresponding administration, storage and equipment space. This facility now helps to serve an entire community with a variety of services in one campus setting.

Health Care

  • Dulcimer Medical Center

  • Madelia Community Hospital

  • Mayo Clinic Health System – East Ridge

  • Mayo Clinic Health System – St. Peter

  • Minnesota Valley Health Center

  • Nicollet County Health and Human Services

  • Olmsted Medical Center – Cannon Falls Clinic

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry Clinic

  • Southwestern Mental Health Center