IOWA CITY — The conference room inside the child and adolescent psychiatry unit at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital used to be quite sterile, with off-white walls and a lack of pizzazz. Dr. Peter Daniolos, a psychiatrist and training director at the clinic, said he thought the interior room — which physicians, patients and their families utilize heavily each day — needed an overhaul. “I think our spaces impact us in so many ways … We’re in here every day and all day and if the room is not really beautiful what does that say about the service we offer and how does that impact the way we feel about our work?” he asked. Daniolos thought the room really needed a window, but they couldn’t just bore a hole into the wall. “Yet art can create a window-like space,” Daniolos said. “So we began to have a conversation: How can we create something that can bring color and light, and how can we also bring in some of the amazing children and families in our community that we are working with, kids with developmental disabilities and autism?” The result is a transformed space, with bright, colorful walls, modern green and yellow furniture and a large, interactive art piece titl...