Laura Morris

I’m a licensed senior interior designer with over 14 years of experience in healthcare design. My past project experiences range from large academic medical centers and Greenfield hospitals to renovations and additions at local regional hospitals. Most recently I have been involved with children’s hospital design at both Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and John’s Hopkins University Hospital, as well as ongoing renovations at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Recent Posts

My Travels With Dad: The Patient Experience & Waiting Environment

Posted by Laura Morris on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:10 PM

In a previous post, I described how my mother’s battles with cancer led me to see healthcare environments differently. That journey really made me reflect on my design approach and made me want to design spaces in a new way. My dad’s recent patient experience with a cardiac ablation procedure further solidified my desire to change the face of healthcare design and dive a bit deeper into the processes our design can help support.

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Topics: waiting rooms, patient experience

The Story Behind Choosing Patient Unit Flooring

Posted by Laura Morris on Oct 07, 2014 at 4:43 PM

The importance of being good stewards of our clients' resources and being their advocate when choices are to be made that last upwards of 20 years are responsiblities we take seriously and provide recommendations only after thorough evaluation of viable options.

One of the most important finish choices a healthcare facility must make is on the flooring types they will use. We assist with evaluations through many lenses -  durablility, sustainability, maintainability and appearance - and always keep cost in mind. 

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Topics: continuous improvement, flooring choices, no-wax floor

Empathy in Design

Posted by Laura Morris on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

I began my career intent on changing the face of healthcare design. Working on complex design problems and having an opportunity to directly affect how someone heals in a space was the reason for choosing to be a designer.

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Topics: LauraMorris, architecture, healthcare design, interior design, ACA, empathy, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design, Healing Environment

Emerging Textile Technologies in Healthcare

Posted by Laura Morris on Feb 27, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Technology within the textile industry continues to change dramatically. Since the early 1990s and the introduction of Crypton, there has been an influx of new products being brought to market for commercial upholstery. Many of these innovations claim to be environmentally friendly, more durable and more cleanable. In an effort to break down the mystery behind many of the technologies pros and cons, I will dive a little deeper into a few of the most prevalent options that are available.

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Topics: textile technology, LauraMorris, architecture, textiles, healthcare design, ACA, Array, finishes, architects, continuous improvement, healthcare, hospital design

Can Art Heal in Pediatrics?

Posted by Laura Morris on Oct 12, 2012 at 4:09 AM

In today’s leading pediatric facilities, including those designed by Array such as University Hospitals Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, art installations become an experience not only for the patient but the entire care team around the patient. Gone are the days of volunteer groups raising money for a piece or two in the facility – now hospitals are investing in collections that not only pay the facility back over time with their appreciation in value but they are integrating art into their buildings in unique ways.

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Topics: LauraMorris, architecture, art, pediatrics, healthcare design, interior design, hospitals, healthcare, hospital design