Passionate and focused about healthcare design, Architectural Graduate Raina Singh believes that architectural design is about a person’s wellbeing and how people want to feel in a space.
Raina aims to provide an architectural approach to both health and architecture, to create spaces that offer practical, emotional and social support to patients that complement more conventional medical treatments and give a concretization of hope.
Working collaboratively with Chow:Hill’s Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau healthcare design team, Raina has utilised her BIM Autodesk Revit skills to contribute to a number of significant projects, including Capital & Coast DHB: Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre – L3 Oncology, Waitematā DHB Mason Clinic T2, and Hawke’s Bay DHB LINAC.
Building on her graduate research document, which looked at the needs of a community and its social, cultural and physical environments, Raina is interested in creating design solutions that increase the quality of life for patients and foster healing environments. Raina is also interested in the value of urban green spaces as assets for creating liveable neighbourhoods, and the connections great design can inspire between a community and its natural landscapes.