Update on installation of the healing totem at NLM – 1

a hand-drawn rough sketch with calculations on graph paper

Figure A

Installing a healing totem is a big job and it takes many players to cover all the bases. We’ve been working on these from first concepts, through engineering and landscape design to near completion for almost 11 months now. We’re 15 weeks out from the installation in October and the design for the plaza, lighting, and support for the totem are at 95% completion!  This near final round has gone up through various levels of review and approval at NIH, and is moving into contracting.  We’re on our way to making a concept a reality!

Figure A: Engineering calculations to ensure that the totem will withstand earthquakes and hurricanes.


a CAD elevation drawing showing plans for the installation of the totem

Figure B

Figure B: Design elevation of the totem installed in the herb garden


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s