MON-D02: An Integrated Interdisciplinary Approach to Therapeutic Design

American Society of Landscape Architects


Monday, November 9, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 9, 2015, 6 p.m. CST

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Compassionate design requires a deep comprehension of user needs. Collaborative design increases our ability to address the needs of those with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Learn how a landscape architect, occupational therapist, and senior housing director have overcome challenges to create a more empathetic and enriching design. Learning Objectives - Explore design strategies to create successful therapeutic gardens for those aging in place. - Present methods for developing successful interdisciplinary collaborations and see how these collaborations allow practitioners to expand the understanding and appreciation for landscape architecture among other disciplines. - Discuss the unifying benefits of participatory design between team members, designers and users. - Discuss successful techniques to improve intercultural understanding.