Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, B.C.

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Client: CJP Architects Location: Kamloops, B.C.
Budget: $3.6m - 4.0m Country: Canada
Date Initiated: 15/08/98 Date Scheduled:  
Project Status: Completed by OthersDate Completed: 

Collaboration between CJP Architects, Parkin Group and L.A. West Landscape Architects (Kamloops)

Royal Inland Hospital, AKA Toko, was to be transformed into a leading edge mental health and rehabilitation facility with 8 courtyards designed specifically for clients with Alzheimers and various forms of dementia; clients who were psychotic or rehabilitating from severe addictions; clients who were criminals and/or extremely violent; and clients who were rehabilating to return to the community. Considerable research went into the design work and it included principles from crime prevention through environmental design and universal design, as well as design addressing memory loss, invoking social/physical boundaries both hard (as in the use of walls and planting screens) and subtler (as in delineating mental boundaries through colour and texture variations and unique paving patterns. It applied much of Donna's research, experience and understanding of healthcare design into programming therapeutic landscaped environments in secured units within a hospital. Unfortunately, the budget on the project was over extended and the work was drastically scaled back to address the building and an exterior garden simply. The project did become LEEDs credited however the contained courtyard spaces originally intended for the site where not built.

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