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2019 Student Design Competition
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3 Winners Announced winner
Honoring the talent and innovative thinking of interior design students and showcases emerging professionals in the interior design industry.
Project Title
Embrace ASC
Embrace ASC was designed with the philosophy that an ambulatory surgery center should not only provide professional space for physical treatments but also take care of patients' emotional states. To incorporate this theme, corresponding curves are used as a consistent geometric language throughout the space. Several small seating groups are placed in the exam and surgery waiting areas to enhance conversation and provide patients with a sense of belonging. Recovery bays placed diagonally to be very visible to nursing staff. In the meantime, the bays are still flexible enough to become fully private via manipulation of the curtains. The Embrace ASC community will share a positive experience thanks to thoughtful, environmentally friendly, and human-centric design decisions.
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Wan Ting Hsieh, Student IIDA and Ying Zhong, Student IIDA, New York School of Interior Design
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winner First Place
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Project Title
Synthesis: A Fusion Between Nature & Adaptive Design Elements
Inspired by the restorative, protective, and dynamic qualities of North Carolina’s wetland marshes, Synthesis is a reimagined approach to healthcare design, fusing aspects of nature and technology to foster a space that embodies both the tranquility and fluidity of this vital ecosystem. The design team believed that integrating a hospitality narrative into a healthcare project could transform an experience, so they created a space designed to delight and engage users yet communicate quality holistic care to patients, families, and staff. To express this, the team centered their design around two key concepts: comfort and choice.
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Kristianne Simeon and Aishwarya Rekha Gunta, Drexel University
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winner Second Place
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Project Title
Ambulatory Surgery Center
This ambulatory surgery center focuses on biophilic design. The project is built upon research stating that in healthcare design, people who have views, both literal and representative, of nature have shorter postoperative stays, reduced dispersion of pain medication, and experience overall improvements in conditions. Natural light, wood grains, living walls, and colors and patterns connected with nature are incorporated throughout the space to bring the outside world in. The design features a representational wallpaper of a forest, which evidence states can reduce stress and improve pain relief.
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Carlie Teffeteller and Anna Kathryn Russell, Mississippi State University
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winner Third Place
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Competition Guidelines
Guidelines
This competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students around the world who are currently enrolled in an interior design or architecture program.
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