Art Therapy Studios 

UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Lead Designer
ClientNoe Figueroa 
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Concept Statement: PROCESS AS SACRED 

Design is often victim to the rushing deliverables
toward project completion and therefor, critical design
process is overlooked to the finalized visualization of
the project. However, that stage in design is the
driving element in this project for process becomes
transparent in both the design and circulation
throughout the building. Art Therapy Studios focuses
on rethinking the healthcare facility as a studio space
where the process of making art is a direct parallel to
the patient’s recovery and together creates an
environment worthy to be considered as sacred space.
Taking advantage of Asheville’s local attractions, these
studios would bring together renounced artist, assist
recovering trauma patients, and local neighborhoods
through dynamic studio pods.’