The Kirby Cover Center for Mental Health is a theoretical project designed at the historic Nike missile silo in Marin County, CA. Designed using a minimal approach to the striking site, this inpatient facility is composed of a series of smaller buildings which make up a larger campus. Patient days are filled with wellness activities taking place in the rugged landscape, within clear view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Architecturally, each building aims to create as little impact as possible on the site - most interventions are built off the silo itself, to minimize their biological impact.
This project was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2012 Cal Poly Thesis show, Unfold