Boston – Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc. (CWDG) announced that Sean Sanger, ASLA, LEED AP, principal; and Lynn Wolff, FASLA, principal, have been selected to present “Designing a Road to Recovery” at the 2015 MED-Ed Facilities Conference at the Seaport Hotel in Boston on April 7 to 8. Their presentation will highlight CWDG’s work at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.
Sanger and Wolff’s presentation will concentrate on their work on the Therapy Trail and Garden at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. The inclusive design for the new facility and grounds utilizes the total campus as a tool for rehabilitation in Spaulding’s areas of expertise: amputee and vascular disease, brain injury, stroke, musculoskeletal, burn, and spinal cord injury.
CWDG’s design at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital includes a therapy trail for patients to take on a variety of real life challenges within a safe and controlled environment. The trail incorporates staggered stainless steel handrails, increased walk slopes, interpretive markers used to measure distance, interactive spinning rock elements for upper body conditioning, varied walking surfaces, and granite stairs. The scope of work also included a green roof, the integration of the hospital with the Boston Harbor Walk, and the use of environmentally friendly building materials and low-maintenance plant groups.
The MED-Ed Facilities Conference is a two-day symposium focusing on healthcare and education design and construction topics that feature real-world, solutions-based case studies and management discussions.