Rulla Asmar

Rulla graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Honors) from the highly respected Southern California Institute of Architecture. In her role as design pillar leader at ThomsonAdsett, Rulla drives her passion for the Future trends in architecture and the innovation of sensory spaces and application of smart technology in interiors. ThomsonAdsett are ranked the world’s largest architecture firm in the global seniors living sector.

Rulla will be presenting The Feeling of Space.

How do we, as architects, thought leaders and interior designers bring about inclusive design to empower the lived environment of Seniors living solutions? How do we engage through the senses? How do we feel when we enter a space? The shift in seniors living design culture is the questioning and driving the philosophy that the design built environment must include interior design thinking, ideas and input that provokes the senses. This design thinking, and implementation, enables consideration of well thought care models and philosophies. The fundamental principle that interiors with feeling, enhances and enables socio-psychological needs  by providing social opportunities and living spaces that empower residents from differing cultures, backgrounds and individual lifestyle philosophies. Sensory, interactive & personalised spaces create experience and facilitate emotions so that the end user feels a sense of place, a sense of value, a sense of association and a lifestyle enriched with texture, light, scents, memory, stimulation and retreat.

Monday Concurrent A4: Building are Assets too 11:00-11:30