Principal, Health, New York, Perkins and Will Carolyn has always had a connection with nature, appreciating its restorative powers as a counterpoint to her urban life. The sensory nuances of the world – light filtering through lush greenery, the heavy silence of a pine forest – spark joy within her and inspire her design. Drawing upon her background in the fine arts, Carolyn creates spaces with balance and meaning. She has dedicated her career to designing innovative, healing spaces that elevate the human experience. Her ability to bridge strategic and conceptual ideas with the details allows her to create design opportunities from the seemingly disparate, competing aspects of a project. Carolyn is unafraid to push boundaries, explore unconventional ideas, and challenge the status quo in pursuit of design that is beautiful in both function and form. A steadfast advocate for a holistic and collaborative approach, she strives to uncover the ideas that creatively solve complex challenges by carefully listening to client needs. As a result, she has worked with some of the leading healthcare institutions in the world.