April 19, 2020|News

Healthcare Interior Design Q&A | Drusilla Brewer

interior-designer-drusilla-brewer-the-east-groupThis post is in a series where we talk to healthcare interior designers about their work as interior designers in the healthcare market. 
Drusilla Brewer is a Senior Interior Designer at The East Group. She is certified by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID).

What is one book, person, or talk that has been most influential in your career?

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

What products have you been excited about recently? 

The extra large format porcelain has me intrigued. It can be used for so many surfaces with few to no joints.

Do you have any go-to design solutions or techniques for creating healing environments?

Each healthcare project is unique. The go-to will always be LISTENING and trying to understand how the users and patients are utilizing the space and how it can function best for them.

If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Visualize your long term goals and get started!

What is one product that doesn't exist but should?

A tag-along drone that can carry all of your heavy finish samples to your design meetings.

We've also talked to Kristin Ellingsen (Office Furniture Group)Kimberly Bernheimer (PF&A Design)Melissa Perry (Inventure)Kelley Dorsett (HDR)Keith Stanton (Thoma-Holec Design)Clairanne Pesce (Array Architects)Linnea Rehnke (Advocate Aurora Health)Marleen Milligan (Cungingham Group), Jamison Delfino (Taylor Design), Melissa Pribyl (McCool Carlson Green), Marianne Graffam (Sizeler Thompson Graffam), and more.