The landscape design unifies the major existing buildings on the site in a patient-friendly and environmentally sensitive way. It creates a sense of arrival and continuous way finding system while incorporating universal access strategies and an overall message of respect and gratitude. Secondarily, the design works to support collaboration and team building among the clinical and research staff as well as provide for respite from daily work stresses with the inclusion of two open air courtyards and one atrium courtyard that is also open to the patients and their families.
Location: Seattle, Washington
Client: US Department of Veterans Affairs
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