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IN T E RI O R D E S I G NER

AMY SICKELER
Design principal, interior design director,
Perkins and Will (Atlanta)
WHO SHE IS: With a background in industrial design and cross-market experience ranging from education to corporate to retail and science design, Amy Sickeler, ASID, IIDA, AAHID, LEED AP, brings a holistic viewpoint to her role at Perkins and Will. She's known for partnering with clients and leading teams in the
creation of compassionate, healing spaces that blend research and design theory
with health, functionality, aesthetics, and performance. As principal in the Atlanta office, she serves as interior design director for all healthcare projects, while
also recruiting new hires, mentoring staff members, and marketing the firm.

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INDUSTRY IMPACT: Sickeler's recent projects demonstrate how her unique professional background serves the field of healthcare design. For example, the
Gardner Neuroscience Institute project was inspired by her higher education
work where small group education zones are utilized, resulting in similar elements delivered to help the institute realize its dream of allowing patients to
learn about their diseases within the building. To that end, she created learningfocused waiting areas, or what she describes as "engaged waiting" spaces. Additionally, her corporate design experience inspired the concept of quick, adaptable
private and collaborative work zones that she's applied to the physician workplace for Mayo Clinic. She's adept at taking best practices across design sectors
to shape the future of healthcare design, delivering solutions that ultimately support goals for human health.

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MARK HERBOTH (CINCINNATI); NICK MERRICK (PIEDMONT)

University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute

YEAR IN REVIEW: Dubbed in her awards nomination "a quintessential project
embodying Amy's leadership" is the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute in Cincinnati. The project-a treatment, research, and teaching
center for neurological patients that emphasizes holistic well-being and hospitality-was inspired by patient, family, and caregiver input regarding desired solutions. The intent was to create an environment that would feel like a home away
from home for patients while also offering them a space to learn more about their
conditions and connect with peers. Every detail was designed with patients in
mind, too, such as acoustically sealed walls, doors that ensure minimal disruption
to those with auditory sensitivities, and diffused light for patients with mood and
memory disorders. Sickeler also led the interior design process for the Piedmont
Wellness Center at Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, Ga., which supports community wellness through team-based rehabilitation and ongoing care. This project-
and its design-work to reinforce the seven dimensions of wellness: physical,
emotional, occupational, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and social purpose. This was achieved by introducing elements such as daylighting and access
to fresh air as well as concepts of providing opportunities for education and finding joy in daily routine. Finally, Sickeler also contributed to a pro-bono design effort for Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Perkins and Will social responsibility initiative, which supports children who are victims of violence and abuse. For
this project, Sickeler directed the design intent, such as planning an active corridor: a space intended to uplift a child, through art, teddy bear gifts, and more,
after meeting with a counselor or law enforcement official.


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Healthcare Design - September 2020

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Healthcare Design - September 2020
Show Talk
Photo Tour
Editorial
Connecting Point
First Look
The Hcd 10
Way Finding Signaling a Safe Return
Products Potlight Building Products
The Center
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Healthcare Design - September 2020 - Cover2
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