PROGRAM SECTION

LONGITUDINAL SITE SECTION

ENTRANCE RENDER

MAIN FACILITY AND NORTH WING RENDER

NORTH WING RESIDENCES

SOUTH WING RESIDENCES

NORTH WING MEDITATION ROOMS

a healing landscape

st. charles, ia


The concept of landscape is important to any design, however this design opportunity is often overlooked. This site was located in a large field, deep within the Iowa countryside. This field presents three large rolling hills from the north and west, and dense wooded area on the east and south. The retreat will be placed in the threshold that connects these two very different topographic conditions. 

This retreat center was designed around the principle of freedom. Our clients are faced with constant chronological stress, i.e. deadlines, work hours. Our retreat center answered with two distinctive room types with various levels of privacy and isolation. The program of use also remained flexible and provided a variety of different healing methods such as meditation and healthy habits. 


PROJECT TYPE: MEDICAL RETREAT


LOCATION: ST. CHARLES, IOWA


DURATION: 10 WEEKS


PROFESSOR: ZIAD QURESHI