For Danielle Payne, the pursuit of designing dynamic and engaging spaces that can improve health and speed up healing for the user has long inspired her career in interior design. After acquiring her Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, Danielle pursued her Master of Interior Design, focusing her thesis on Salutogenic Design, which involves designing an environment that stimulates the user and evokes feelings of happiness and contentment.
By focusing on human-centred design and well-being, Danielle has carved out a critical role at ft3 in the firm’s Health and Wellness area, honing her expertise through hospitals and wellness centres. Some of her most noteworthy projects with the firm include St. Boniface Hospital’s Emergency Department, Menzies Medical Centre in Morden, and the Acute Stroke Unit at the Health Sciences Centre.
With each new project Danielle undertakes, she prioritizes the user experience, understanding that health and wellness spaces require specific approaches to positively impact a patient or user’s well-being. She continues to expand and build on this knowledge and depth of experience by acquiring certifications like WELL, which focuses on health and wellbeing of the individual through various elements such as air, water, light and mind, to strengthen her portfolio.