Country Club Concept Planning

A country club in the midwestern United States was looking ahead to future expansion and hired Atwell to provide some conceptual and preliminary space planning consulting.

Atwell delivered services that supported the client’s growth initiatives and engaged key stakeholders. Atwell also supported ongoing renovations with services that included a master planting design incorporating hillside erosion control, as well as ADA compliance consulting and landscape architecture for a new pool complex

Therapeutic Design for Dementia Patients

Atwell designed a therapeutic garden for an assisted living facility. Located in the mid-western United States, the facility serves a diversity of patients, including those suffering from various forms of dementia. The garden was designed in two sections to accommodate the unique needs of dementia patients who, for example, tend to walk in circles.

The design created multiple sensory experiences through sound, smell, feel and color, and provided an environment where residents can plant flowers, herbs and vegetables. The garden showcases a variety of perennials and grasses, with plant material selected to provide four seasons of interest at this facility.

Library Garden Provides Indoor/Outdoor Experience

A large library in Northeast Ohio wanted to redesign its reading garden space to better focus on a central sculpture. Atwell designed the environment to draw attention to the sculpture’s features, create visual value even for indoor library patrons, and welcome visitors outdoors to relax in moveable and permanent furniture staged around the garden.

To reduce project costs, site impacts and maintenance efforts, the design utilized low-maintenance plant material with permeable pavement and other recycled materials.