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Master of Fine Arts


Interior Design

First Advisor

Roberto Ventura

Second Advisor

Emily Smith

Third Advisor

Camden Whitehead

Fourth Advisor

Christiana Lafazani


Today, more than ever, there exists an overlap between hospitality and healthcare industries; with the impact being felt in the way hospital interiors are designed. This influence impacts the patient’s experience but focuses very little on the experience of the caregiver. Caring for a sick child takes an emotional, mental, and physical toll on a family. It is especially challenging to care for a sick family member when away from the comfort and security of the family’s private home. This project explores that challenge through the interior design of a space that, for both patient and family, is restorative, healing, and encouraging. It is a space that assists a family in caring for their loved one.


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