Child’s Play: Designing for Early Learning
Faith Swickard’s design work is inspired by Luis Barragan’s “Emotional Architecture” and the belief that cold functionalism should be replaced with cultural, physical, and program oriented spaces. She maintains that public spaces and buildings should be created from the needs of the human psyche as much as from local ecology. Her research on the “Spatial Conditions of Emotions” was born of an interest in the impact of the built environment on human behaviour.
Faith received her dual Masters in Architecture and Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon, and her Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design from UC San Diego. She currently works in Seattle, WA, at Wittman Estes where she designs residential, interior, and landscape design projects – focusing on humane modernism on a range of scales, from intimate interiors to large apartment buildings.