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Tiffany Hoffman

Tiffany Hoffman

Kansas City, MO, US

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Site Plan- Note the walking trailes equipped with sitting areas throughout, the ropes course, fishing pond, and patio for hosting events.
Site Plan- Note the walking trailes equipped with sitting areas throughout, the ropes course, fishing pond, and patio for hosting events.
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Mainspring Rehabilitation- A Wounded Warrior Project

The problem with US soldiers returning home is that they have no place to retreat to for physical, mental, and spiritual care.  A soldier's care is unique and requires a more specialized aproach to establishing a successful entrance into civilian life than any one therapy can provide. With the healing efforts of biophelia in mind, this project is equipped with numerous therapies to provide a holistic care facility.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Milford, KS, US
My Role: Individual Project

 
Reception
Reception
Cafe- The cafe is community center for soldiers in treatment, their families, and veterans to come together in a safe environment. The cafe is equipped with a few reading materials to promote understanding for patients and their families. The motion-censored fountain and plant wall shown adds to the biophilic healing nature of the rehabilitation center.
Cafe- The cafe is community center for soldiers in treatment, their families, and veterans to come together in a safe environment. The cafe is equipped with a few reading materials to promote understanding for patients and their families. The motion-censored fountain and plant wall shown adds to the biophilic healing nature of the rehabilitation center.
Aquatic Hallway- Each of the four wings of the building houses a different therapy. Clearly marked signage helps patients know where they are at all times.
Aquatic Hallway- Each of the four wings of the building houses a different therapy. Clearly marked signage helps patients know where they are at all times.
Aquatic Hallway- The view shows the connection with the outdoors while providing a safe feeling for the patients. Many soldiers don't like being in open spaces, which makes them feel like a target.
Aquatic Hallway- The view shows the connection with the outdoors while providing a safe feeling for the patients. Many soldiers don't like being in open spaces, which makes them feel like a target.
Garden Therapy Room- This room acts as a green house for plants before they are ready to transplant into the garden outside as well a meeting place as patients start to learn about the needs of plants.
Garden Therapy Room- This room acts as a green house for plants before they are ready to transplant into the garden outside as well a meeting place as patients start to learn about the needs of plants.
Plant Carrier- Once the warrior makes a pot in Art Therapy, they are able to take home a small plant. The idea is for them to be able to nurture it and watch it grow. This product is designed to help aid in transporting the plant home with a light-weight easy-to-carry container that fits in a standard cup holder. This way, the plant won’t topple over. The top portion easily snaps off and the plant can be pulled out.
Plant Carrier- Once the warrior makes a pot in Art Therapy, they are able to take home a small plant. The idea is for them to be able to nurture it and watch it grow. This product is designed to help aid in transporting the plant home with a light-weight easy-to-carry container that fits in a standard cup holder. This way, the plant won’t topple over. The top portion easily snaps off and the plant can be pulled out.
Master Plan
Master Plan
Diagrams
Diagrams
Garden Therapy Detail Plan
Garden Therapy Detail Plan
Materials
Materials

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