Dominican Hospital Healing Courtyards / Dominican Hospital's Healing Courtyards Initiative focuses on the power of peaceful exterior spaces to aid recovery. JLJA established a story of Santa Cruz nature to unite the six courtyards; from Beach, Grassland, and Oak Woodland to Orchard, Creekside, and Redwoods, each of these spaces celebrates nature as medicine and healing. The design concepts were developed in collaboration with a 35-person design review committee comprised of Dominical Hospital Foundation members, hospital staff, doctors, and community members. JLJA produced conceptual and master planning drawings for the Main Hospital Entry, surgery waiting room garden, Family Birthing Center garden where new moms and families spend time outside with their newborns, meditation garden, and Acute Rehabilitation garden where therapists work with patients outside. As the project is largely funded by private donations, the design incorporated creative donor recognition opportunities to entice financial support.