From designing new spaces to renovating existing facilities to generously supporting capital campaigns, HGA Architects and Engineers has opened new doors to healing and hope for patients, families and communities served by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. It is a partnership of mutual purpose and respect. "We believe in and connect with the work and mission of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation," says Rebecca Kleinbaum Sanders, a principal with the firm. "Our drive to make a positive, enduring impact in the communities in which we work aligns in incredibly meaningful ways with the work of the Foundation." HGA has created new spaces and reimagined existing facilities for the Foundation nationally, from clinically intensive inpatient treatment units to supportive sober living residences. "The common denominator is creating environments that enable people to be the best they can be," says Kleinbaum Sanders. "Think of the life-changing moments experienced in the different environments at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation—those are the moments that inspire our work." As HGA's 2016 expansion and renovation of the Foundation's campus in St. Paul reveals, every space plays its part in the healing process for the patient receiving care, the family member first learning about addiction and the larger recovery community connecting in fellowship and support. Kleinbaum Sanders shares a glimpse into some of the thinking behind the new spaces. "The expansive river views from the new lecture hall are incredible and important, offering positive distraction to help patients reflect, breathe and move through difficult experiences," she explains. "However, the group rooms are designed without large windows so that the patient can be more focused on the group dynamic and discussion at hand." Curiosity and the drive for deep understanding shape the way HGA listens to and collaborates with clinicians and staff. "We draw from their expertise and, even more so, from their passion to create environments of healing and hope."