Amy Corneliussen Sickeler

Principal, Health, Atlanta

Amy spent her formative years in a very unique environment; at an early age, her parents purchased an aged nursing home with a spiral staircase tower overlooking the bluffs and marshes of rural Wisconsin. These surroundings sparked in her a connection to nature, a love for animals and wildlife, and–of course–a passion for design.

After watching her mother’s battle with cancer, Amy pursued her college studies with one goal: healing people. An interest in medical illustration led to an industrial design program–and Amy was captivated.

With an intent focus on healthcare design, she has dedicated her career to developing innovative healing spaces for a variety of diverse clients. Amy finds inspiration everywhere in her daily experience, believing in the power of successful design’s ability to “impact all human senses.” In her personal time, she enjoys cooking, drawing, and tending to her chickens.

“It is important that design serves a purpose, holds beauty, and positively impacts the human experience.”
Warm wood materials were chosen by the design team to create a welcoming environment for not only the patients, but their families as well.
Mayo Clinic Mangurian Building, Jacksonville, Florida
Amy and team's design for the lobby utilizes white terrazzo and wood acoustic ceilings, with a perforated ceiling to maintain acoustic comfort for all guests.
Mayo Clinic Mangurian Building, Jacksonville, Florida
An elevated plaza welcomes patients and visitors and celebrates the building's connections to calming and accessible outdoor spaces.
Duke Medicine Pavilion, Durham, North Carolina

Amy's Featured Work

Duke Medicine Pavilion
Durham, North Carolina
Piedmont Wellness Center
Fayetteville, Georgia
Hamad Medical City Medical Education and Simulation Center
Doha, Qatar
University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
Cincinnati, Ohio
UHealth Lennar Foundation Medical Center
Coral Gables, Florida