The Behavior Exchange Prosper Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic
A playful interior encouraging play, learning, and social skill development.
For more than 20 years, The Behavior Exchange has helped children with autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, developmental delays, and other special needs reach their full potential. Designed by Corgan, their newest location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area supports this mission in their trademark environment full of bright colors, fun artwork, and inspirational design.
A large indoor play area offers a space for social skills groups, fun sensory experiences, and strengthening motor skills. Science and arts & crafts rooms empower creativity and discovery. Furniture pods and “tree/hexagon” designs were intended to allow kids to step away from the play area and decompress or have one-on-one time with the therapists. The Corgan design team wanted these smaller spaces to create “cocoon moments” and allow for reprieve — if needed — without having to leave the indoor play area. These purpose of these cocoons contrast with the bright colors and activity of the rest of the space.
There are over 12 private rooms for highly individualized ABA therapy sessions, while private offices and conference rooms can flex to be used for assessments, telehealth sessions, parent training, and consultations.
Engaging and grounded spaces allow kids to "bee" themselves.
Inspired by the existing Behavior Exchange logo, which centered around beehive concept, Corgan created a design that expanded upon that motif with bright colors, trees, and hive inspired architectural forms. Dots, hexagons, and colorful wall designs guide children's eyes through the space and offer a visual balance to the physical aspects of their environment.
A playful behavioral health clinic that respects children's need for play, interaction, and quiet moments.
Throughout space planning, the team branched the private behavioral health spaces off of a large indoor play area for children while also incorporating architectural moments to allow for quiet and respite. Positive distractions are sprinkled throughout the area and a seating options with a variety of comfort and exposure levels.