CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health provides mental health services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families in the Edmonton, Alberta area. In summer 2014, CASA secured enough government funding and support for the redevelopment of its CASA Centre. At the time, the existing facility had been in operation for over 60 years and was in need of a complete overhaul.
Arrow was brought in for support with the design and construction management of this new facility in Edmonton. When designing the new layout, both the mechanical and electrical engineering departments considered the needs of the CASA Foundation, but also those of the children and families who would spend time in the building.
Such consideration meant researching and carefully considering the lighting design. Each room was equipped with multi-level dimming options and variable colour-changing LEDs to best assist with mood stabilization and guest comfort. Also, the mechanical team ensured each room had advanced temperature and humidity control providing users a high level of control over the environment.
As the project evolved, additional funding was secured, which enabled more of CASA’s needs to be met—meaning more project changes. Arrow’s team remained flexible and responsive to these changes ensuring the construction schedule was minimally impacted while CASA’s needs were met.
“Seeing the final product, how great the building looks, and how positive everyone is about it is really rewarding. It’s such a welcoming and warm environment and the people are genuinely happy to be there.”
–Kevin Mattai, Senior Project Manager, Electrical.