The health care industry is the latest to understand how investment in connecting people with nature is a powerful way to reinvent itself. This session looks at how interior/exterior landscapes and other strategies for engaging nature achieve qualitative goals in better patient, family, and staff experiences and quantitatively improve patient outcomes.
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Identify different disciplines' perspectives on nature and healing in the designed environment. 2. Analyze the potential of spaces within therapeutic environments that could better convey nature. 3. Understand the research of the healing power of nature, what is known and not known. 4. Describe how research can inform design.
Mark Klopfer, ASLA, AIA; Rosalyn Cama; Virginia Gehshan, FSEGD; Ellen Taylor, AIA;
American Society of Landscape Architects