DR. AMY WAGENFELD, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA
Dr. Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA, is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Rush University and adjunct faculty at the Department of Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan. She collaborates nationally with landscape architects on design, programming, and evaluation of therapeutic green spaces in healthcare, community, military, and educational settings. She is co-author, with Daniel Winterbottom, of Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces, which won the Environmental Design Research Association’s 2016 Place Book Award. She has served on the design team for two American Society of Landscape Architecture award winning therapeutic gardens; one at an assisted living facility, the other, a healing garden at the Puget Sound VA Fisher House, in Seattle, WA. Amy also assisted in the development of evidence based site design guidelines for Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Naval Military Center in Bethesda, MD. In 2017 she will serve as Design Consultant/Project Administrator for the Sensory Arts Garden at the ELS for Autism Foundation in Palm Beach, and Therapeutic Design/Programming Consultant for the Serenity Garden at Wekiwa Springs State Park.