Haley Mills joined Pulse Design Group as an architectural intern in June 2020. She is in her fourth year in the University of Kansas Master of Architecture program and we wanted to catch up with her as she starts the semester.
What made you interested in architecture and specifically in healthcare design?
My sister grew up with several health issues and after deciding to go into architecture, healthcare was an obvious choice. Efficient, flexible and aesthetically pleasing design has a significant impact on positive patient outcomes. As an aspiring healthcare architect, it is very intriguing and rewarding to create positive healing environments for the clinicians and patients.
What have you enjoyed about your internship at Pulse Design Group?
Applying real-world application to my schooling has helped me understand how the world of architecture functions compared to what I have experienced in the classroom. Attending project meetings and working on designs from concept to completion has helped me understand the broader scope of healthcare design. I have really enjoyed being a part of the “Pulse family!”
What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is Reese’s peanut butter cups. There is no way I could stop after eating just one.