This year, I feel fortunate to have taken part in a design project aimed at giving back and bettering our community. In spring of 2017, Astro Design Centre celebrated it's 20 year anniversary. When the opportunity to donate a new kitchen to the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre came about, Astro simply couldn’t pass it up. A team of designers (myself included) set out to renovate the hospital’s existing tired and dated Occupational Therapy kitchen, where the patients come to develop life skills, as well as social and vocational skills.
We truly had such a great time working on this project with the Royal Ottawa and feel proud to have contributed to such a deserving cause.
It was our hope that this bright and fun kitchen can become an uplifting and inspiring place for patients to gather, cook, interact and heal for years to come.