St. Luke’s Cancer Institute

The 42,000 square foot healthcare facility provides a location where patients can receive advanced cancer care close to home. South Beck and Baird had the important task of designing an outdoor healing garden where patients, staff and visitors may gain a sense of solace while exploring the grounds. The plaza offers outdoor meeting space with secluded break-away areas for private discussions. The landscape was also designed to offer scenic views from second story windows for cancer treatment patients using principles of therapeutic design.

The outdoor garden provides an extension of the indoor gathering space. With large sliding doors, the outdoor patio can host up to approximately 100 guests and creates an area to enjoy fundraisers and company events. The event space includes hardscape design, ipe wood benches, guest seating, overhead trellis structures, screen panels and sound walls.

Patient safety, engaging of senses, healing, pedestrian circulation and ADA access were some of the elements which were considered during the landscape design. The project also highlights a state-of-the-art irrigation system with LEED principles, resulting in lower maintenance, less water usage and reduced costs.

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Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village

South Beck & Baird worked with the design team to develop a landscape plan that accentuates Idaho’s four seasons. The campus consists of more than 100 acres of green space, intended to accommodate all residents of this full-service retirement community. From a shaded gazebo surrounded by fragrant flowers and flowing water to pickleball courts and walking paths, there is space for any activity level.

Landscape design highlights include eye-catching water features, such as a natural rock waterfall entrance, a landscaped scenic lake with walking bridge and a river rock creek bed. The design also included extensive, thoughtful landscaping between the community and the freeway.

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Saint Alphonsus Medical Center

South Beck & Baird worked with the NexCore Group to determine the best placement of a 67,000 square foot medical clinic. South Beck & Baird designed natural retaining walls to accommodate steep terrain and accentuate the building. The design created a highly visible presence next to a busy interstate intersection.

The SBB team created a landscape design and irrigation design, which was integrated into the existing campus design features. The use of many red floral notes helped to enhance the branding of the hospital. 

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