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Healing Environments

Designing the Rural Projects

A Nurturescape Nexus: Blending thoughtful design, therapeutic activities, and community engagement in order to create environments that nurture mental well-being and foster a sense of belonging.


April Morris

Masters of Architecture | ARCH7140 Thesis Project



Health outcomes are not just about individual choices but are also deeply connected to broader social, economic, and cultural factors that can privilege some groups and disadvantage others.

Health Environments are designed to enhance mental well-being through diverse activities, situated on preserved land away from schools, health centers, and hospitals. Each site’s design is tailored to address local needs and data sourced from the area’s main hospital’s annual report.