Kaiser Lancaster Courtyard – Salem, Or


Our firm was asked to step in to provide re-imaging of an existing central courtyard which was viewed from a Patient Waiting Room on one side and the Staff Break Room.

The challenge was to provide a design solution that screened the Staff use area from the Patient view.  We removed the existing paving and furnishing and proposed using the excavated materials to create a planted berm to create the separation of uses.  Then a compacted granite plaza with seating sheltered by an arbor/trellis screen helped to provide the privacy for the caregivers on break.

The final project has won praise from the Patients/ Staff and Administrator as a great transformation into useful and attractive Courtyard.