Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

Behavioral Health Architect

Jeff Mural

Associate Principal Jeff Mural brings over 20 years of experience on a wide variety of healthcare, master planning, educational, and institutional projects. His specialty is in behavioral healthcare, for which he has planned or designed over 1.7 million square feet on projects throughout the eastern part of North America, from South Carolina to Ontario.

Healthcare Sector Leader

Steve Freyaldenhoven

Vice President and Principal Steve Freyaldenhoven, AIA, serves as Healthcare Sector Leader in LS3P’s Greensboro office.  Steve brings over 25 years of experience to the firm in a broad range of healthcare designs including specialty clinics, long-term care facilities, renovations of entire hospital departments, and the design of new free-standing medical centers.  His extensive knowledge of regulatory guidelines, codes, best practices, and trends in the profession makes him an outstanding leader in this sector.

A holistic view of wellness encompasses mind and body. Healthcare practitioners today understand that the mind/body connection is profound, and that the health of one system can impact all others. However, while challenges to healthcare access exist across the continuum of care, barriers to access for behavioral healthcare are especially pervasive. Delays in treatment can have devastating consequences for patients, their families, and their communities.

During and after the COVID crisis, the need for expanded behavioral health services is almost certain to grow. A number of other existing and emerging trends are likely to impact behavioral healthcare and the design of related facilities for the future as well.

  • shortage of beds
  • access to urgent care
  • focus on safety
  • access to geriatric psychiatry
  • crisis intervention teams
  • university mental health
  • covid response
  • integrative treatment
  • co-occurrence

Environments for Healing


Alliance Child Crisis Center
Alliance Child Crisis CenterFuquay-Varina, NC Waiting with your child in
Sandhills Center
Sandhills Center Child and Adolescent FBCGreensboro NC Three entities -
Guilford County Behavioral Health Center
Guilford County Behavioral Health CenterGreensboro, NC Guilford County developed a
MUSC Modern Minds
MUSC Modern MindsCharleston, SC This innovative mental health and wellness