Photo Credit: Virginia Hamrick Photography

Western State Hospital

Project overview

The Vanir team provided project management and inspection services for the state-of-the-art psychiatric facility, built to replace the original 19-building campus located on 250 acres.

Certified LEED Silver, the new hospital is on 67 acres adjacent to the old facility, and includes 246 patient beds, with 22 medically-frail bedrooms and eight patient care units. It has advanced systems for patient tracking and employee security (including a staff duress system), as well as mechanical operations (a variable refrigerant flow heat pump).

The facility also includes a patient mall for classes and training, a gymnasium and a 400-square-foot greenhouse, allowing patients to learn how to garden as part of their treatment program.



LEED Silver Certified

Staunton, Virginia
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Ballou Justice Upton Architects


Balfour Beatty Construction

Square Footage
356,000 SF
Construction Cost
$140 Million
Start Date
Completion Date