High atop the Carolinas Specialty Hospital sits an award-winning rooftop healing garden designed to assist physical therapists as they train and prepare patients for the back-to-home living transition. In order to meet the therapists’ goals, our team conducted extensive research on how to make creative use of the 92,000-square-foot long space, including areas for both rest and recreation. The rooftop healing garden includes design elements with various paving types and herb gardens for patient therapy. Cognitive elements were also incorporated in the design such as aroma and textured planting zones, engraved paving medallions, and a putting green. This project received the 2017 USGBC NC Chapter – Innovative Design award. Now patients and therapists can work together in a serene outdoor environment paired with stunning views of Pineville, NC.