American Society of Landscape Architects

  2004 ASLA Student Awards




The Gardens at St. Joseph's Health and Retirement Center:
Exploring The Garden as A Healing Process
Brooke Saavedra, Student ASLA
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Advisor: Professor Omar Faruque.

Good use of analysis in developing the design... very nice development of garden designs promoting healing
          2004 Student Awards Jury Comments

Saint Joseph’s Health and Retirement Center, located in Ojai California, is an existing senior care campus that provides skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living, and chapel and conferencing functions. It is comprised of 11 one-story buildings of varying age. The buildings are set among formal gardens, oak tees, and orange orchards, which surround the property.

This project designed healing gardens as a part of the remodeled design of the campus.

Drawings: Brooke Saavedra

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