Archinect - University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2014-08-27T10:54:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/86549594/designing-in-the-spirit-of-health "Designing in the Spirit of Health" Alec Saline 2013-11-14T20:57:35-05:00 >2013-11-18T19:50:58-05:00 <p> Our current project in the Healthcare Design Studio is a proposal for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's new student health center. It has been an exciting project as we have met with various staff members, the architects tasked with programming, as well as other professionals. The experience has been great and I feel that the design I'm working on has come out of consideration of all of these factors.&nbsp;</p> <p> Originally we were paired with a 4th year interior design student; but they have branched off on another project for now-- leaving us architects unsupervised. My partner and I branded the project as "designing in the spirit of health," and have used this as an impetus for designing. Themes of natural lighting, spidery-structure, and a bright color palette have been configuring and re-configuring themselves on my computer for the past couple of weeks.</p> <p> Creating an iconic building for the health center staff has been critical, as the new site is... not their first choice. Howeve...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/83777189/about-the-author About the Author Alec Saline 2013-10-09T20:50:46-04:00 >2013-10-21T18:22:51-04:00 <p> Welcome,</p> <p> I am Alec Saline, a 5th year graduate student of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Architecture. The exact direction of this blog is a mystery to even myself, but I intend to write about my experience at UNL; anticipating that a path is cut and progress towards [something] is attained. I wish that the reader (you) will gain something from your time spent here. I'll do my best to keep it short, sweet, and interesting.</p> <p> Mies van der Rohe once said "I'd rather be good than interesting." I'll shoot for "interesting" and hope something good comes of it.</p>