Planning and Building Reflective Spaces

APA Florida, Capital Area Section


Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8 p.m. EDT

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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The event will use the planning for a labyrinth on the campus of Florida State University as a case study for planning for reflective spaces. Labyrinths are meandering paths that offer opportunities for personal reflection, meditation, and mindfulness. They are found all over the world, dating from early antiquity. Florida State University is currently in the process of constructing a labyrinth on campus.  The speakers will discuss the importance of reflective spaces, such as labyrinths, and the process Florida State University went through to build a labyrinth on their campus, including developing the proposal, site selection,  accessibility considerations, and pre-construction. Speakers include the director of facilities planning at Florida State and the professor who wrote the proposal. 

Attendees will learn about the importance of incorporating spaces for personal reflection, meditation, and mindfulness in planning their communities or campuses, the importance of accessibility in creating public places, and the planning process involved leading up to the construction on infrastructure.



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Jillian White

Jillian Volpe White, PhD. is an educator and researcher who specializes in research and assessment, and the role reflection serves in leadership learning and development. Read More

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