Restorative campus landscapes: fostering education through restoration

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Show simple item record Gutierrez, Josef 2013-04-26T18:54:43Z 2013-04-26T18:54:43Z 2013-04-26
dc.description.abstract Restorative landscapes are a growing trend within health care environments and can have a lasting impact on people if applied within other settings, particularly higher education campuses. Their design captures the many healing qualities of nature that humans are instinctively attracted to (Heerwagen, 2011). Within restorative landscapes, people have been historically found to experience relief of stress, improved morale, and improved overall well-being (Barnes et al., 1999). While campus planning standards do consider the outdoor environment as an extension of the classroom, higher education campuses can do more to utilize the cognitive benefits of nature for students, faculty and staff. This project explores principles and theories of restorative landscape design, empirical psychological research, and campus design to develop a framework that facilitates the creation of restorative campus spaces on higher education campuses. In partnership with the Office of Design and Construction Management at the University of Kansas, the framework was subsequently applied through the design of the landscape for the Center for Design Research on the KU campus. In the context of current campus planning challenges, restorative landscape design is a potentially valuable strategy in strengthening the beneficial roles and efficacy of the campus landscape. This design project explores its application to envision places within a higher education campus that, along with other benefits, relieve stress for students, faculty and staff. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Restorative Landscapes en_US
dc.subject Therapeutic Landscapes en_US
dc.subject Healing Gardens en_US
dc.subject Campus Design en_US
dc.subject Campus Planning en_US
dc.subject University of Kansas en_US
dc.title Restorative campus landscapes: fostering education through restoration en_US
dc.type Report en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.description.advisor Laurence A. Clement, Jr. en_US
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en_US 2013 en_US May en_US

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