October 7, 2019|News

Healthcare Interior Designer Q&A | Libby Laguta

libby-laguta-l2design-interior-designerThis post is in a series where we talk to healthcare interior designers about their work as interior designers in the healthcare market.
Libby Laguta is the Principal of L2D.design and 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?

Initially, I watched a Ted Talk by Tasha Eurich and then read her book, Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More than We Think.

What products have you been excited about recently?

Products that have sound attenuating properties to help with noise reduction in the patient room.

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

Read the FGI Guidelines and know what they say, ALWAYS listen to focus groups, and do mock-ups!

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

Go to job sites as often as you can to look at detailing and installations.

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

A device to soundscape audible equipment alarms in a patient room.

We've also talked to Michelle Clark (REES Associates)Jennifer Fink (BDA Architects), Lindsay Hampton (Pulse Design Group), Melinda Avila-Torio (THW Design), Lilliana Alvarado (UPHEALING), Ashleigh Pfluger (TJNG Partners Inc.), Jane Rohde (JSR Associates), John DuBard (Boulder Associates), Lisa Cini (Mosaic Design Studio), Susan Clark (Clark Patterson Lee)Crystal Hill (Odell Associates)Dr. Debra Harris (RAD Consultants), and Kristin Ellingsen (KE Design & Office Furniture Group).