Healing the mind, body, and soul : a therapeutic landscape design for Crestmark of Roselawn

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dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, Martha A.
dc.contributor.author Christenson, Rachel A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T20:01:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T20:01:22Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z53 2006 .C57 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189158
dc.description.abstract Gardens have been used throughout the ages to heal the mind, body, and soul. Due to advances in medical science, the length of age of the average United States citizen is rising, resulting in the elderly population becoming one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States. With the importance of planned housing for the elderly, the integration of outdoor spaces is especially important in regards to quality of life. Offering outdoor spaces can aid in the treatment and preventative care of elderly patients.This project focused on designing the grounds of Crestmark of Roselawn, a nursing home facility in Roselawn, Indiana. The facility operates on approximately five acres of land, is owned by Crestmark of Roselawn, LLC, and administered by Mr. Michael Blisko. The "FL shaped building consists of two nursing home wings, a rehabilitation wing, and an assisted living wing. The southern courtyard of the building is the only area on the site de-signed for patient and resident use. This space consists of a patio, swing, and gazebo. In this project, the designer shows how the reconfiguration of the parking lots leads to more outdoor spaces for active patient use, including a walking loop around the building and two courtyard spaces.Relevant research includes therapeutic gardens, horticultural therapy gardens, and enabling gardens. Leaders in the field, such as Clare Cooper Marcus, Martha M. Ty-son, and Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs, guided the research. Theory and design work by Clare Cooper Marcus most closely relates to the design goals developed for Crestmark. Case studies of sites relevant to the design at Crestmark were identified. The first was a therapeutic garden at an assisted living facility for the elderly, the second was an institution for the mentally ill that integrates horticultural therapy into their treatment regimen. The third case study examined the enabling garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. These studies featured design elements and concepts that were used in this project.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent vi, 54 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 2 CD-ROMs. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Landscape architecture. en_US
dc.title Healing the mind, body, and soul : a therapeutic landscape design for Crestmark of Roselawn en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.notes "LA 404: Comprehensive Project."
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1341349 en_US

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