In these pages you will find a great deal of information about restorative activities and about the design of spaces in which those activities can be carried out. By “restorative activities,” we mean activities that replenish physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy.

By providing this information, we hope to encourage collaboration between those who design places within organizations devoted to restoration and those who will use those spaces.

To learn more about what’s here and why it’s here, please read “About This Project.”

We welcome you to this site, we hope your visit will yield helpful information for you, and we hope you will contact us with any suggestions you have for making the site better.


Thank you,

Patricia Katherine Novick

Gerald de Jaager


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