In her ongoing work in healthcare design, Jane Rohde is keeping an eye on students whose work and studies are making an impact in the field. Read on to learn more about this month’s featured student designer.

Kimia Erfani

MS/MA Design Program in Environmental Psychology at the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University;
M. Arch from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015

Project Description
Erfani’s education in healthcare architecture at the University of Illinois, followed by an architectural internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, sparked her interest in designing for human health and well-being. At Cornell University, she is continuing her scholarly interests in environmental design research that addresses a myriad of physical and psychological needs of individuals, and leads to the creation of more responsive environments. Currently, she is engaged in post-occupancy evaluation of Fountain House in New York, N.Y., that follows Clubhouse International’s non-medical and community-based practice in treatment of mental health. She also holds Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).

Erfani’s media pod design with interactive media walls.

Erfani’s media pod design with interactive media walls.

AuthorJane Rohde