MARYCREST – SITE DESIGN

Location

Trinity Senior Living Communities, Livonia, Michigan

Size

9 acres

Completed Date

2018

The site design of the outdoor spaces and landscape at the Sanctuary at Marycrest is intended to provide as much opportunity for residents to enjoy the outdoors as possible.  The spaces are designed to be highly visible, with smooth pavement, seating, and attractive landscape to draw residents into them.  Shade structures provide shelter from rain and sun, and create a focal point in the gardens.  Details such as arbors, a potting shed, bird feeders, and water features enrich the neighborhood gardens.  The physical therapy garden is designed to provide opportunities for therapists to engage their patients in working on common outdoor conditions such as stairs, ramps, changing pavements, and curbs.  Ample seating, railings, and variable-height landscape planters provide the maximum opportunities for people of varying abilities to use the space.  

Connections to walking paths from the outdoor spaces encourage the activity and enjoyment of the entire property.   The building entrances are enriched with pavers, seating, landscape, and bollard lighting to create a positive impression upon entering the building.