Mark Twain Behavioral Health Groundbreaking Ceremony

Katie Gall on May 18, 2021

Yaeger team members Carl Yaeger (President), Chaz Pruente (Project Manager and Architect), Jessica Wardle (Interior Designer), and Luke McElwain (Architectural Intern) attended the groundbreaking ceremony at Mark Twain Behavioral Health in Kirksville, Missouri on May 18th. Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH) is a private not-for-profit Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) serving the community of Northeast Missouri since 1975. MTBH is governed by a volunteer board of directors living throughout a nine-county area, which includes the counties of Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby.

Mark Twain Behavioral Health is committed to caring for the individuals and families served and improving their overall health by providing a wrap-around treatment philosophy. This approach allows MTBH to utilize a unique set of services and natural supports for the purpose of achieving positive health outcomes. 

Yaeger Architecture is providing architectural and interior design services for the addition to the Mark Twain Behavioral Health building in Kirksville, MO. The project consists of two existing buildings, connected by a hallway, each 1-story, with brick, vinyl siding, hipped roofs with shingles, and construction that is residential in nature. The new addition is to be 20,000 SF with two stories and covered drop-off area. It will blend with the existing aesthetics through similar materials and roof lines. The new addition will connect to the existing buildings, and some services will remain in the existing space. The new addition will house the main lobby, therapist offices, clinic rooms, and group spaces on the first level. The second level will be for administrative offices and conference rooms. The addition will also contain a main break room plus satellite coffee bars on each level. The addition will be of commercial construction with a steel frame, steel deck, concrete floors, and interior finishes consistent in quality to MTBH’s new office in Hannibal, MO.

For more information and understanding of Mental Health Conditions, please visit the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Erin Wheeler, our intern from Kansas State University, was instrumental in creating the rendering of the MTBH addition. Nice work, Erin!