Tuscaloosa Adult Psychiatric Facility


  • Scope: 263,000 square feet
  • Owner: Alabama Department of Mental Health
  • Architect: Sherlock, Smith and Adams
  • HPM Services: Program Management


The new Adult Psychiatric Hospital replaced Bryce Hospital and serves as the recently restructured statewide programs of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. The new 263,000 square foot, 268-bed state-of-the-art inpatient facility is built on a portion of the existing Partlow Developmental Center Campus. It includes a new campus entrance road which will enter from Helen Keller Boulevard. In addition to the clinical space of approximately 218,000 square feet, an existing 20,000 square foot administration building houses administrative support functions for the new facility. A new structure housing support services, a new data center, and administrative offices were constructed in an annex of approximately 25,000 square feet connecting the hospital and the renovated administrative building.

The new facility provides for three programs, the Hope program for newly admitted patients, the Long Term program for those requiring extended stays before returning to their home communities, and a Forensics program for those sentenced by the courts but has advanced beyond their initial condition. HPM provided program management services for the project which was built under an agreement with the University of Alabama.