Design for Generations, LLC

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Design for Generations, LLC

Jack Carman, FASLA, Principal

Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA, CAPS, president of Design for Generations LLC, is a Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience in the analysis, planning, design and management of outdoor spaces. As a design consultant, Jack has specialized in creating therapeutic exterior environments for senior communities and healthcare facilities. His design experience includes the creation of over 100 Landscape Plans for Assisted Living and Alzheimer Residences, Adult Day Health Care Centers, Long Term Care Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Healthcare Facilities in over 18 states throughout the US. This includes the design of over 30 memory care gardens for individuals with dementia.

Jack is co-editor and contributing writer to the recently published book “Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging.” Other book contributions include “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults” and “Interaction by Design.” As a contributing writer for national publications, he has written numerous articles on connecting people with nature. Jack actively works to promote the design and development of Therapeutic Gardens and landscapes through speaking engagements, audio-conferences and contributing to the publication of technical papers. He is an adjunct faculty member at Temple University teaching “Healing Garden Design” and “Introduction to Horticultural Therapy”. He is also an instructor at the Chicago Botanic Garden School of Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program. Jack is founder and former chair of the American Society of Landscape Architects Committee on Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network.


Alzheimer’s Gardens

  • Forrest Side Residence
    Washington, DC
    Alzheimer’s Garden
  • Heron Point Continue Care Retirement Community
    Chestertown, MD
    Labyrinth and Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • Virtua Healthcare
    Berlin, NJ
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • VA Medical Home
    Wilkes Barre, PA
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • Brandermill Woods Healthcare Center
    Midlothian, VA
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden and Assisted Living Courtyard Garden

Hospital Gardens

  • Emory University Hospital
    Atlanta, GA
    Neuro ICU Rooftop Healing Garden Concept Plan
  • CentraState Healthcare System
    Freehold, NJ
    Meditation Garden and Labyrinth Garden
  • Kimball Medical Center
    Lakewood, NJ
    Rooftop Healing Garden

Continue Care Retirement Community Gardens

  • Meadow Lakes Continued Care Retirement Community
    Hightstown, NJ
    Alzheimer’s Garden, Walking Path Master Plan, Wellness Trail, Atrium Garden
  • Medford Leas Continued Care Retirement Community
    Medford, NJ
    Landscape Master Plan, “Back Porch” Garden, Assisted Living Garden, Courtyard Garden, Recreation Courtyard Garden
  • The Atrium at Navesink Harbor Continue Care Retirement Community
    Red Bank, NJ
    Riverside Garden and Interior Courtyard / Atrium Garden
  • Stonebridge Continuing Care Retirement Community
    Montgomery, NJ
    Assisted Living Courtyard Garden
  • Cathedral Village Continue Care Retirement
    Philadelphia, PA
    Butterfly Garden and Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • The Villages Retirement Community
    Rochester, NY
    Landscape Master Plan

Adult Day Care Gardens

  • Adult Enrichment Services of Wilkes
    Wilkesboro, NC
    Adult Day Therapeutic Garden
  • Genesis PACE Center
    Philadelphia, PA
    Adult Day Therapeutic Courtyard Garden
  • Redhook Senior Center
    Brooklyn, NY
    Courtyard Garden
  • Gift of Life Donor Program
    Philadelphia, PA
    Courtyard Garden and Landscape Plan

Skilled Nursing Gardens

  • St. John Neumann Nursing Home
    Philadelphia, PA
    Adult Social Day Care Alzheimer’s (pictured above, center and right)
    Garden and Sensory Courtyard Garden
  • St. Francis Country House (pictured above, left)
    Darby, PA
    Therapeutic Courtyard Garden
  • Puerto Nuevo
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Landscape Master Plan, Therapeutic and Alzheimer’s Gardens

Church Gardens

  • St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church
    Lumberton, NJ
    Labyrinth and Meditation Garden

Rehabilitation Programs Gardens

  • Clinton House
    Manhattan, NY
    Therapeutic Rooftop Container Garden


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Medford, New Jersey 08055

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