University of Colorado Denver Employee Lactation Rooms
In collaboration with Bridget E. Young, PhD, CLC, I was invited to design seven new (including two existing) Lactation Rooms for the use of students, staff, and faculty on the Anschutz Medical Campus, located in Aurora, Colorado. I designed private spaces that would serve as functional retreats for nursing mothers on campus. Rooms include flexible lounge seating, storage, flat surfaces, dimmable task and ambient lighting, refrigeration and plumbing requirements, along with decorative features and educational materials. The design of this space focuses on the creation of a harmonious and calming environments, improving the efficiency of the mammary let-down reflex, thereby decreasing pumping time and improving the work or educational experience for these mothers.