The overall goal was to create interconnected public spaces and streamline building functionality. De Paul posed one challenge of minimizing contact between male and female clients. To work toward solving this problem, a typical day and its circulation patterns were analyzed throughout the building to determine opportunities for improvement. Based upon our observations, new circulation patterns were proposed. More specifically, shifts were outlined that would allow new connections to be formed between the De Paul Building’s executive offices, main reception, historic lobby, and the serenity garden. Lobby areas for the residential treatment program would be separated from the outpatient treatment services. Improvements to the Alder House lobby and second ﬂoor community rooms were also proposed, as well as a connection to the second ﬂoor of the De Paul building through a new sky bridge. Additionally, we met with each department to understand their specific processes to customize design solutions to their individual needs.