Healthcare/Therapeutic Design

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-D02 - Meeting Patient Needs in the Design of Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Spaces

Friday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


With increasing demand for healing outdoor spaces in health care and the public realm, this session will focus on the design requirements of specific patient groups, including those recovering from burns, psychiatric patients, those with Alzheimer’s disease, veterans, children with special needs, and prison inmates in a hospice setting.

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Clare C. Cooper Marcus

Professor Emerita
University of California, Berkeley

CLARE COOPER MARCUS, HON ASLA LEAD PRESENTER. Professor Emerita in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, Cooper Marcus is Internationally recognized for her research on the psychological implications of design. She is the recipient of many awards, and the author / co-author of the books Housing as if People Mattered (1986), People Places (1990), House as a Mirror of Self (1994), Healing Gardens (1999), Iona Dreaming –The Healing Power of Place (2010), and – with Naomi Sachs - Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces (Wiley, 2014


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Brian Bainnson

Quatrefoil Inc.

BRIAN BAINNSON, ASLA, PLA CO-PRESENTER. Bainnson is a Landscape Architect with over 30 years’ experience in project planning and design on a wide range of institutional, commercial, recreational and residential projects. He lead the design team for the Portland Memory Garden, and has developed therapeutic landscapes for Legacy Health System including gardens for the Oregon Burn Center and Behavioral Health. These gardens are used for patient therapy and are restorative places for patients, families and caregivers.


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Daniel Winterbottom

University of Washington

DANIEL WINTERBOTTOM, RLA, FASLA CO- PRESENTER. A landscape architect and Professor of Landscape Architecture, his firm, Winterbottom Design Inc., focuses on healing/restorative gardens. His work is published in Places, the New York Times, Seattle Times, and Landscape Architecture Magazine. He wrote Wood in the Landscape (2015), Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces (Timber Press 2015) with Amy Wagenfeldand contributed to several books on sustainable design, community gardens, public health and community service learning. In 1995, he founded the community participatory design/build program focusing on creating therapeutic gardens and restorative environments.


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FRI-D02 - Meeting Patient Needs in the Design of Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Spaces

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