MREJ Awards 2024: PrairieCare Hospital Expansion

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Congrats to all of Minnesota RE Journal’s Real Estate Awards finalists and winners. We join our client, PrairieCare, and the entire project team in celebrating the honor of the Medical Property Award.

The Minnesota Real Estate Journal hosts an annual Real Estate Awards program that showcases the top achievements and developments in the state of the past year.

PrairieCare Hospital Expansion

PrairieCare opened its youth psychiatric inpatient hospital in 2015, and quickly expanded to provide 71 beds and services for youth and young adults challenged with depression, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders. With legislative support, PrairieCare expanded the building to provide an additional 30 beds and therapy services.

With thoughtful planning and detailed design features, every moment and interaction for patients and providers is considered, from patient experiences in their private or shared bedrooms, to transitions to milieu spaces down corridors with large windows and views to the outdoors.

This project highlights the need and ability of spaces to be truly healing environments for patients and staff. Everything from the use of light, materials, landscaping, access, and security were all integrated to promote wellness. This is a space that people want to come to, feel safe, and prioritize their mental and physical wellbeing.

Team members included:

  • Owner: PrairieCare
  • General Contractor: Ryan Companies
  • Architect: Pope Design Group
  • Interior Designer: Pope Design Group
  • Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect: Loucks
  • MEP and Structural Engineer: IMEG
  • Furniture: Fluid Interiors

Check out the rest of this year’s finalists and honorees on Minnesota RE Journal’s event page, linked here.

Here is the link to the event program.

See photos of the project on our feature page linked here.