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BFA INTERIOR DESIGN
MARGUERITE RODGERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INTERIOR DESIGN
As an interior designer, I am interested in how people function within their spaces and the integration of the outdoors with the interior. Inspired by my mother’s work as a breastfeeding counselor and my interest in the treatment of childbirth and childcare, I designed a birthing center to combat the overly medicalized approach to childbirth in the US. Throughout my project, I focused on exploring the concept of healing architecture and the effects of natural healing through design. The incorporation of the existing courtyard as a central point of my design required me to explore landscape design and the possibilities of intertwining the interior with the exterior. Through the use of architecture, I designed an atrium over the existing buildings and courtyard to create a year-round, temperature-controlled oasis. The purpose of my design was to make the users as comfortable and secure as possible, throughout their journey of natural childbirth.
Ashley Adams is an interior designer graduating from Moore College of Art & Design in 2020, with a BFA in Interior Design and a minor in Fashion Design. As an international student from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Adams came to Philadelphia to experience both a historically fascinating and design-driven urban environment. She has taken on many leadership roles during her time here at Moore—including being a Visionary Woman Honors Scholar, serving as the Interior Design Club’s president, working as a student ambassador for four years, and working as a peer tutor in her senior year.