Student Work

  • Architecture (MArch), Lighting Design (MFA)

    Abraham Chandler

    The Doc Will See You Now

    The Doc Will See You Now (2016)

    This project considers the genesis of the hospital as a centralized place for the city’s undesirables—a catchall for the needs of the poor. Bellevue Hospital Center was a triad of institutions: a public workhouse, a corrections institute, and an almshouse for the care of the poor. 

    This project proposes a more consolidated and efficient medical system interpreted through six programmatic spaces. By prioritizing informal, digitally facilitated interactions through light and architecture, this thesis seeks to set up a new norm by redefining the hospital experience and transforming informal clinical encounters into a formalized clinical experience.