Our Studio IV students recently completed a project which allowed them to explore how their future design decisions may shape human wellness in a clinical setting. During the project, students proposed design solutions for a Tallahassee-based family-care physician whose practice will be relocating to a new space in 2019. To prepare for the project, students interviewed friends and family who were patients or care providers, created and tested exam room mockups, and toured FSU’s Nursing Simulation Lab. They also visited the current clinic and its new site.
The project culminated with poster sessions both on campus and in the proposed space. During these sessions, students received project feedback from Interior Architecture and Design faculty as well as over 20 healthcare professionals ranging from faculty in FSU’s Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, leadership from our Health and Wellness Center, as well as the physician, nurse practitioner, and care staff from the clinic and its neighboring practice. The studio, which focuses on health and wellness design, is being taught by Assistant Professor, Amy Huber.