MPS Healthcare Studio Project


The MPS Healthcare Interior Design students gave an excellent presentation on their Spring Studio’s design project for the Bayshore Cancer Center this past Monday, July 21. The event took place at the American Institute of Architect’s Center for Architecture (in Greenwich Village) on LaGuardia Place, with architects, interior designers, NYSID faculty, and members of AIA’s Health Facilities Committee turning out to see the students’ final project. Special guests included: Prof. George Mann, of Texas A&M University and  member of the MPS-H Advisory Board, Renaldo Pesson, Mohammed Ayoub, and Brooke Horan.

The four MPS-H students— Michelle Sampson, Jess Silverio, Rebecca Snell, and Teng Yang— collaborated to create a thoughtful design for this ambulatory cancer center in Bayshore, Long Island. The design concept was inspired by the nearby beach and ocean, incorporating undulating forms and a natural color palate of beige, greens, and oranges.

The Center (formerly a King Cullen supermarket) was divided into four separate medical treatment areas – Infusion, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Imaging, as well as Administration. The site will be surrounded by gardens, and the design maximizes the amount of daylight with large windows and ample skylights, throughout. The views of nature and access to natural light have both a healing function and contribute to the Center’s ability to be a LEED-Gold facility, one of the highest levels of certification for green building.

The team brought their varied backgrounds – Rebecca Snell and Teng Yang are trained designers, Michelle Sampson works in healthcare research, and Jess Silverio was a nursing assistant before earning his BFA in Interior Design at NYSID. Together they developed a design solution that creates a healing, and aesthically pleasing, environment and addresses the practical and emotional needs of patients and healthcare providers.

Phyllis Greer