Macdonald Environmental Planning was engaged on this University District campus to design the pubic courtyards for patients, staff and family members to enjoy. The courtyards were planned to promote access to natural plantings, water features and gathering areas for healing purposes.
Three water features were designed to make the gardens tranquil and meditative in order to increase mental outlook during recovery time. Sustainable features were used as well with the addition of living greenwalls and a rain fed spillway was incorporated for viewing from the public cafeteria.
Also, a Behaviorial Health garden was developed for the safe and guided access for patients having difficulties with mental stability issues.