Andrew T. Crawford designed and fabricated an archway featuring hummingbirds, a flowering vine and garden snails, specifically for the Rollins Campus.
Young Adult Treatment Center on the Rollins Campus
Andrew T. Crawford
The 35,000-square-foot Young Adult Treatment Center on the Rollins Campus, one of four campuses at Skyland Trail in Atlanta, is specially designed to meet the mental health needs and socialization styles of emerging adults. The unique program also features a one-of-a-kind campus.
This stainless steel sculptural archway welcomes clients and visitors to the campus. The archway spans a pathway that connects the Rollins Campus to the adjacent Dorothy C. Fuqua Center and Charles B. West Campus. Like a college campus, most clients attend group sessions and receive services in several different buildings throughout the day.
Artist Andrew T. Crawford designed and fabricated the archway specifically for the Rollins Campus. Featuring hummingbirds, a flowering vine and garden snail, the whimsical structure inspires hope and connects with themes that clients encounter in hands-on horticultural therapy groups: Recovery is not a straight line, but an ongoing process of growth that spirals slowly outward.
The archway is part of the larger Mark Wynne Outdoor Venue. Analogous to the “quad” or the “green” on a college campus, an outdoor courtyard welcomes young adult clients with unique spaces for exercise, reflection or social gathering. Features include a bocce court, fountains, reflecting pool, great lawn, fire pit and outdoor seating areas.
Bob Kehoe is senior editor of Health Facilities Management.