Raina Singh

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Architectural Graduate Practicing
Newmarket
Chow:Hill Architects

Auckland

Passionate and focused about healthcare design, I believe that architectural design is about a person’s well-being and how people want to feel in a space. My main aim is to provide an architectural approach to both health and architecture, to create spaces that offer practical, emotional and social support to patients that complement more conventional medical treatments and give a concretization of hope. Working collaboratively with Chow:Hill’s Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau healthcare design team, I have utilised my BIM Autodesk Revit skills to contribute to a number of significant projects, including Capital & Coast DHB: Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre – L3 Oncology, Waitematā DHB Mason Clinic T2, and Hawke’s Bay DHB LINAC. Building on my graduate research document, which looked at the needs of a community and its social, cultural and physical environments, I am interested in creating design solutions that increase the quality of life for patients and foster healing environments. I'm also interested in the value of urban green spaces as assets for creating liveable neighbourhoods, and the connections great design can inspire between a community and its natural landscapes.

Project Title
Unlocking the Potential of Neglected Urban Spaces - Thesis Project
Year of Completion
2018
Role
Architectural Graduate