The founders of Queensland’s first children’s hospice invited us to connect with the Queensland Kids Community for the design of Hummingbird House.
Together with ThomsonAdsett, the designers of Hummingbird House, we hosted a series of workshops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to gain invaluable insights into the lives of those affected by terminal illness. We opened conversation with the families of sick children and involved them in the design process.
We also invited other key stakeholders, such as the clinical experts and hospice staff, to discuss their experiences – and visited two other kids’ hospices to learn from their wisdom and build on their best practices.
We then articulated the community’s wishes in a comprehensive brief for the community leaders and their architect.
As a result, we have helped bring families, facility users and designers closer together and have given a voice to those with expertise in caring for sick kids.