Teams of Senior Baylor Interior Design students provided Jamie’s Place, a grief counseling center in Waco with a design solution for a new space proposed in the MacArthur Hillcrest Building. Jamie’s Place is a grief program created to support children who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. The program offers healing through support groups, education and community outreach. Currently they do not have a permanent location but meet in the Baylor Scott and White McClinton Cancer Center. The director, Michelle King had written a grant proposal that would allow them to finish out a space at the MacArthur location.
The students took measurements at the proposed site, interviewed Michelle King to find out what types of spaces Jamie’s Place would need, and researched grief support groups. The teams provided Jamie’s place with digital design boards that included the space plan, perspective drawings and furniture and finish selections. They also provided them with a booklet with the concept, drawings and specifications for the furniture and finishes.