Enhancing life experiences through collaborative design, programming, and research of universal and accessibly designed indoor and outdoor environments.

What We Do

design+cOnsulTation is an innovative business that works with landscape architects and architects at every stage of the design process to create inclusive and accessible indoor and outdoor environments that fully support health and wellbeing for people of all ages and abilities. We also work directly with clients to evaluate design proposals to enhance and optimize their value for the intended user group.

About Us

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, FAOTA

Amy is Principal of design+cOnsulTation.

She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, holds specialty certification in environmental modifications through the American Occupational Therapy Association, and certification in Healthcare Garden Design through the Chicago Botanical Garden. Her work focuses on accessible and universal design, programming, and evaluation of indoor and outdoor environments that support physical and emotional rehabilitation and learning. Amy presents and publishes widely on topics relating to  interprofessional design and access to nature. 

Projects include co-designing three memory care gardens, participating as a team member that developed evidence-based design guidelines for site design for Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Naval Military Center, a physical rehabilitation garden, project administration of and working with the design team for an award winning sensory garden for individuals with autism, a serenity garden at a Florida State Park, a therapeutic garden for veterans and their families, redesign of a community mental health center, and serving on the design team for two American Society of Landscape Architecture award-winning therapeutic gardens. 

She is co-author, with Daniel Winterbottom, of the award-winning book, Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces published by Timber Press in 2015.  


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