Designing the Labs that Helped Cure Her Cancer

Rachel Taylor / September 12, 2016

Crystal Day, Fred Hutch NewsCrystal Day, an architect and designer at Seattle’s Perkins+Will (client) is also a survivor of acute myeloid leukemia. Incredibly, Crystal was working on designing a new office and lab space at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center while also undergoing treatment there as a cancer patientShe was recently featured in an article in The Seattle Times as one of the success stories a cord blood transplant. Below is a taste of the article:

“Two years later, Day is in remission. She has returned to work at the Seattle architecture firm Perkins+Will, where, in a coincidence, part of her job was designing new labs and office spaces in the 1100 Eastlake Ave. building on the Fred Hutch campus.
Her experience as a cancer patient has colored her work as a designer, she said.
‘My doctor once said that thousands of people have died to help cure you,” she said. “I would like my design work to help the doctors.'”

Read the full Seattle Times article here: Cord-blood transplants could be new answer for cancer patients.

Crystal was also featured on KING 5 news and in the Fred Hutch News.

Rachel Taylor

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Rachel is a born communicator and an enthusiastic supporter of all things social media. After spending four years earning her degree in international business and economics at the University of Denver, Rachel returned to her native Seattle where she interned for the Lupus Foundation of America and Organizing for Washington. She was soon snatched up by The Fearey Group where she continues to wow us daily with her enthusiasm and fearless thinking.

In her spare time, Rachel bikes, runs and treats the team to delicious homemade vegan muffins.