Keck Medicine Engemann Health Center
University of Southern California (USC)
Los Angeles, CA
Completely renovated in 2019, the fifth floor of the Engemann Student Health Center now serves students as a state of the art Mental Health Facility. The facility has 20 consultation rooms, a group therapy room, as well as 12 clinical support spaces and several offices.
The facility will allow for increase in professional staff and is able to better meet the needs of the student body, with significantly shortened wait times for both short-term and long-term counseling and support.
There is a strong emphasis on confidential speech privacy between consultation rooms and to corridors, which required construction detailing for a high level of sound isolation, matched with appropriate but subtle sound masking.
MCH provided guidance for speech privacy including sound isolation design and masking criteria, as well as finish treatments and mechanical systems noise control.