Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Project Center

Worcester Community Project Center


This project aimed to create an outdoor interactive environment for residents at Seven Hills Pediatric Center (SHPC). The project worked closely with staff and family members of residents at SHPC to integrate designs into their outdoor areas. Through a human centered engineering design approach, the needs of the residents and requests from the staff and family members were examined to guide design criteria. Ultimately, a sensory garden was developed for SHPC’s outdoor area. Landscape architectural designs, multisensory feature recommendations, cost analyses, and a fundraising plan were produced to prepare future integration of a complete sensory garden area. The group constructed vertical gardens for SHPC, as a gateway to the renovations that may come in the future.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies