New Office Enhances Embark Behavioral Health’s Mission 

by Mike Hunter

Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of mental health treatment programs for youths and their families, recently moved its support office to a 24,000-square-foot office space in Chandler. The company hired interior architecture firm PHX Design One to implement the vision it had for the office: a colorful space that mimics the warm welcome Embark’s dozens of treatment programs provide families across the country.

The new space houses teammates in departments that include finance, strategic planning, marketing, IT and human resources. These departments exist to support and serve Embark’s mental health treatment programs across the country, which is why the Chandler location is called the support office. 

“Our new space was intentionally designed to be a purposeful celebration of our culture and values,” said Alex Stavros, CEO of Embark Behavioral Health. “The feel is a cheerful one representing the hope our programs provide struggling families, and the joy and healing we ultimately look to create.”

The New Space: A Closer Look

Bright pops of color in the paint, wall signage showcasing the company’s culture, and furniture pieces were integrated into the office design to help resemble Embark’s growing mental health care programs. Bright yellow, orange, blue, and green colors line the walls, with large screens playing client testimonials, highlights of Embark’s therapy programs, and inspiring messages congratulating employees on milestones and welcoming new hires. Multiple lounge areas, complete with couches and ottomans, offer seating spaces where employees and visitors can relax, connect with each other, and enjoy a view of the East Valley.

“Embark’s office design was very much driven by the company’s core purpose, which is to create joy and heal generations,” said Avalyn Zizzo, senior designer at PHX Design One. “Embark wanted potential visitors and teammates to feel an immediate sense of belonging once they entered the space.”

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