providing a healing environment for immunosuppressed, acute leukaemia patients within a bone marrow transplant unit.
my dissertation focused on the ability of interior design to improve patient outcomes for humans suffering serious and/or terminal illness. my research focused on varied design methodologies and ways in which designers can implement them to create environments within healthcare facilities to support healing and reduce stress for patients, visitors and staff.
diagrammatic analysis, design development and adherence to australian healthcare design guidelines enabled me to create a method for designing patient environments based on the psychological and physiological needs of the patient. collective analysis of my studies identified the pertinence of design flexibility in the sense that when patients are able to influence their own environment it may improve their sense of wellbeing and comfort. this is achieved through various mediums of distraction and sensory stimulation such as artistic installation and implementation of colour, light, aroma and sound.Interior Design2012
_ecu student recruitment centre
a transitory experience
an introductory centre for future students of edith cowan university.
the design instills a sense of wonderment whilst supporting the needs of the prospective students. the concept, identifying the contrast between rigidity and fluidity, is representative of the individual’s transition to university life.Interior Design2012
_busselton health campus
this medium sized hospital to be built in regional western australia is designed based on principles of evidence based design and the creation of a functional healing environment. the interior design strategy draws its conceptual focus from the coastal nature of the site, featuring design elements to elicit a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for staff, patients and visitors.Interior Design2012
_old treasury building
influenced by the human body this intimate cocktail lounge explores the layering of materials to create a sumptuous and opulent space. solid bar tables and soft lounge seating express the entirety and solid nature of the human body, whilst the detailing of wall finishes and light fittings illustrate the intricacies of our form. the space is designed to reflect the sexuality and sensuality of human nature, with tactile finishes including soft memory foam as well as mirrored tabletops to absorb the forms of its occupants. the lounge is encapsulating, it encourages people to move closer together and be swept into an atmosphere of fantasy, able to express themselves freely and honestly.Interior Design2012
A concept of revival and revitalisation guided the design of this transitional facility, which aims to assist the re-integration of ex prisoners. The spaces provide psychological counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, and temporary accommodation within a stimulating and therapeutic environment.Interior Design2012
the fremantle on the edge project began with a 3 day intensive workshop with international artist COCKY EEK. we proposed to undertake a series of experiments at three sites including the woolstores, b shed and a narrow laneway on phillimore street, fremantle, western australia. these experiments resulted in large scale installations which were aimed at removing focus from the threatening nature of the site.Interior Design2012
perspectives depicting 3D design modelling providing accurate, conceptual imagery for projects in the initial design phase.Interior Design2013