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Healthcare Facilities: Healing Gardens in Healthcare

2021 0120 Healing Garden Flyer v2
  • COST

    Free and open to the public

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    Design Enthusiasts


    1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits available

Evidence based design studies show the psychological and physical benefits of incorporating healing green spaces in healthcare. Well-designed healing gardens in healthcare facilities reduce stress, improve patient satisfaction with healthcare delivery, increasing care quality. They provide opportunities for escape from stressful clinical settings. A calming natural setting will not only alleviate staff and patient fatigue, but it can shorten average patient stay. This reduces the costs of care and improves patient outcomes.

The Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Facilities Committee will host a roundtable of landscape architects, designers, and hospital leaders who have been instrumental in the design and implementation of such spaces in world renowned institutions. Our illustrious guests will discuss specific projects, including gardens that are used by patients for physical therapy, and healing green spaces that provide respite for patients, staff, and the general public. A rooftop farm in a local hospital is used to grow food for the patients receiving care as well as communities in need. The diverse projects show equitable enjoyment of these green spaces, and will facilitate a deep discussion on what the future can hold.

Join us for a stress reducing evening learning about these beautiful projects and hearing about the positive outcomes these guests have made as designers, facilitators, and visionaries.

Guest Speakers

Kaki Martin, Principal, FASLA, PLA Klopfer Martin Design Group

Sean Sanger, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C - Principal Copley Wolff Design Group

David Maffeo, Senior Director Support Services Boston Medical Center

Bryan Jereb, ASLA, Principal Landscape Architect Halvorson | Tighe & Bond Design