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Practice : Fall 2008
ALUMNI NEWS ] THE ROTCH TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP Felice Silverman '92, IIDA Felice Silverman has viewed the BAC from many perspectives: student, faculty, thesis advisor, ID Advisory Board Member, and campus designer. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Har vard University in and a Professional Certi cate in Interior Design from the BAC in . "Practice was my reason for attending the BAC, and believing in the whole premise keeps me coming back," she explains. "Practice is the driving force behind the BAC's collaborative environment." Felice founded Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc. with Tom Trykowski AIA, a BAC architecture graduate. e rm practices a collaborative integration of interior design and architecture. e partners have also team-taught a design studio at the BAC. e focus of the studio was the integration of architecture and interior design through the study of an adaptive reuse project. "Architecture and interior design students are learning to communi- cate in the studio, and this becomes a model of the roles that are lled in reality," says Felice. " e BAC recognizes that this collaboration is critical to real-life practice." In , Silverman Trykowski Associates was selected to design the renovations of the BAC lobby, gallery, thesis room, lounge and administrative areas. She counts this collaborative BAC process as a highlight of her career. Felice's projects often focus on spaces for education, children, healthcare, tness and commercial o ce interiors. Her development e orts are evidenced in both her design work and her BAC involvement. Felice is passionate about what the BAC has to o er its students and the community, and is committed to its growth. Her work has been recognized nationally by the Outstanding Service Award from IIDA in . "From corporate o ces to hospitals and day care centers, my designs a ect lives. e BAC taught me the importance of collaboration. It showed me how working together is the only way to take those designs from sketches to construction. Working daily with clients, architects and contractors, we all put in e ort to make our work a physical reality. Our work makes a space into an experience." INTERIOR DESIGN ALUMNI NEWS ] FEATURED ALUMNI PRACTICE 43