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Tours and benchmarking at Wesley Woods

March 20, 2011
by Mitchell S. Elliott, AIA
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Fifty designers, architects, therapists, and administrators have just toured the Wesley Woods campus. Their forested campus is by far the greatest asset for this community. As a campus that was developed during the 60s, 70s, and 80s, they had a wonderful vision for the future.

 

Wesley Woods has a strong emphasis on healthcare, so if one was expecting resident/patient-centered strategies in a long-term living environment, they may have been disappointed. As we walked through the halls of the geriatric hospital, I was definitely reminded of how careful we need to be with terminology and signage. We all have a ways to go in eliminating “medicalese” in our language and our wayfinding.

 

The horticultural therapist who gave the tour definitely focused on outdoor spaces. Being a Yankee, walking outdoors gave me a refreshing glimpse of spring. I am hoping we don't run over any Atlanta Marathon runners on the way back to the hotel.

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