Creative Health Services planned to build a long term residence in Pottstown, PA for individuals diagnosed with mental illness.
The overall site design and goal was to include an outdoor environment for patient access which would promote a sense of well-being and also a welcoming spot to relax with family and friends. By incorporating their vision, we created a space to improve the quality of life for the residents and secondarily, contribute to staff retention.
A 300 ft. stone veneer sitting wall encloses the outdoor space and provides a boundary for the surrounding parking lot. The focus of the site is the large patio and the oversized walkway welcoming individuals to the sitting area. A pergola was constructed to add dramatic height to the space giving it a room-like effect.
The healing effects of earth, water and fire were also included with the installation of a gas-burning fireplace with water trickling down behind the fire feature. A stunning water feature was also installed within hearing distance.
Landscaping, dry creek beds, street trees and natural stone borders additionally define the site.
We were thrilled to create this outdoor living space for our clients to us use for years to come.