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Mark your calendars for October 21, the release of Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces (Wiley), co-authored by Clare Cooper Marcus, Professor Emerita of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley, and alumna Naomi A. Sachs (M.L.A. '99). Therapeutic Landscapes is a comprehensive and evidence-based guide for designing beautiful spaces that promote good health, and is a valuable resource for landscape architects, designers, students, and healthcare administrators.
From planning to post-occupancy evaluation, the informative Therapeutic Landscapes provides a critical overview of the design of healing landscapes. The focused study includes guidelines for designing healthcare facilities to meet the specific needs of patient populations such as children, veterans, and more, with proven approaches on how to design spaces to reduce stress, support recovery, help patients regain impaired abilities, and encourage emotional equilibrium.
Clare Cooper Marcus is an educator and award-winning author recognized internationally for her research on the psychological and social factors of architecture, restorative landscapes, and urban open spaces. She is Associate Partner of Healing Landscapes, a consulting firm specializing in user-needs analysis on the programming, design, and evaluation of outdoor spaces in health care settings.
Naomi is Principal at Naomi Sachs Design, a design and consulting firm that focuses on landscapes that facilitate well-being. She is Founding Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network and won the ASLA Professional Awards Communications Award of Merit on 2004 for starting the Therapeutic Landscapes Database website.