The Gallatin Mental Health Center outpatient building houses counseling and support services and is the backbone of continued care for clients transitioning from the crisis stabilization inpatient facility (Hope House) to outpatient treatment and community-based referrals. Residential elements throughout both the outpatient services building and Open Arms Drop-in Center – a recovery-based center emphasizing peer support and related programming – create a comfortable, home-like feel to reduce anxiety, encourage open interaction and support a return to activities of daily living.
“In September 2008, we hired Bechtle Architects to prepare a Preliminary Architectural Report for Hope House, a residential treatment facility. That process included diverse community stakeholders with varying abilities to understand budgets and envision design. Bechtle led us through a collaborative and inclusive process that allowed us to move forward efficiently and effectively.
We are now, just nine months later, completing the design of our fourth building with Bechtle Architects which is solely attributable to their skills; they listen to, understand and value my needs (budget), balance this with the user needs (function) and let neither eclipse an integrated design that speaks to its specific environment.
Most importantly, however, Scott Bechtle values the client relationship and brings a level of integrity to the table that is not often found in today’s world. We have all enjoyed working with Scott and his staff and highly recommend them.”
– Patty Kent, Director of Housing and Development, Western Montana Mental Health Center
- 1.5 acres
- Client: Patty Kent
- Location: Bozeman, Montana