Therapeutic Landscapes

Ball Memorial Hospital partnership

Directed by LDI Research Associate Martha Hunt; Department of Landscape Architecture, with Professor Joanne Westphal, Michigan State University, Professor Rob Benson, BSU Department of Landscape Architecture and landscape architecture graduate student Cheryl Chalfant.

Funded (approx. $21,500) for assessment of grounds and master plan. Placed graduate assistant on staff who subsequently developed a Masters Thesis on a design for a therapeutic garden in the new BMH Oncology Center. The Thesis garden concept was subsequently adopted by the hospital, incorporated into working drawings by the hospital’s design consultant, and is now entering the construction phase.

Liberty Village Charette
Directed by LDI Research Associate Martha Hunt, Department of Landscape Architecture; with Professor Rob Benson, Department of Landscape Architecture and graduate and undergraduate students.

Faculty/student design charette that focused on redesign concepts for an existing healthcare facility in Muncie.

St. Vincent’s Hospital/Winchester
Directed by LDI Research Associate Martha Hunt, Department of Landscape Architecture; with Professor Rob Benson, Department of Landscape Architecture and graduate student Marjorie Heckel

Initial concepts for the grounds around this local hospital which is part of a much larger network across the state. A faculty/student team developed preliminary plans which are now under consideration by hospital staff as a basis for rethinking exterior space at the site. A graduate assistantship has been awarded for the current academic year.

Land Design Institute
Architecture Building (AB), room 226
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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