Danielle is an Interior Design graduate who has a love for experiential and human centered design. Previously completing a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology, allows Danielle a further understanding of the effect that the built environment can have on users, both mentally and emotionally. Danielle takes inspiration from the principals and elements of biophilic design, as she has witnessed first-hand the emotional and physiological effects when it is incorporated in the design. During her time at KPU, Danielle developed an interest in institutional, residential, and hospitality design.
When not studying or working, Danielle retreats to nature to decompress and find inspiration for her designs.
Haven is a multi-unit residential project located in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver. With few parks and green spaces in downtown cores, it is all too often that we forget the beauty of the natural environment that surrounds us. Research states that spending time in nature has an overall positive impact on human health and well-being. Haven was created as a space that allows users to reconnect to nature.
The project consists of residential units, an indoor lounge, library, yoga studio, fitness center, games room, and courtyard. The large central courtyard carved into the center of the building not only provides light to interior spaces, but also provides residents with a private outdoor space at the heart of the building.