UNCG Departments Partner to Create Sensory Room

Posted on October 04, 2023

Lisa Williams touching the textured wall in the new sensory room

Behind the brick façade of UNC Greensboro’s Ferguson building lies a new escape, both for learning and calming: a sensory room.

Lisa (Sears) Williams ‘93 M.S., an alumna and current master of fine arts in interior architecture (IARc) student, designed the space in the recreational therapy laboratory as a place for college students to find comfort.

“College was such a transformative time for me where I blossomed and found my passion,” Williams says. “But I started reading about the increase of stress, anxiety, and depression in college students and it just devastated me.”