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BAC Student selected for Workplace Design Panel

Bianca Marchany, BAC Master of Interior Design Candidate, panelist in Metropolis/Haworth: Spanning the Generational Divide in a Tech-Mad World

Bianca Marchany, BAC Master of Interior Design Candidate, photo by Sam Rosenholtz

Bianca Marchany, BAC Master of Interior Design Candidate

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Bianca Marchany, BAC Master of Interior Design Candidate, was selected to participate as a panelist in Spanning the Generational Divide in a Tech-Mad World, a conversation that examines "Who's mentoring whom?" on the evening of Tuesday, November 19. The panel discussion, presented by Metropolis magazine and Haworth, will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Haworth Showroom, 125 High Street, Boston, MA; reception at 5:00 p.m.

Bianca graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Reserve Officer Commission into the US Army. Serving as a Transportation Officer for seven years, she was responsible for theater wide movement control and conducting operations in Germany, Iraq, Romania, and Bulgaria, and was selected to lead the first Military-to-Military training team to Slovenia. When she transitioned out of the Army, Bianca used her background in logistics to earn a position with one the fastest growing companies in Boston, Next Step Living, Inc. Here she was able to move from the logistics industry and into the design professions working in their Builders Division. Bianca is currently enrolled in the Master of Interior Design program at the Boston Architectural College where she continues to practice design while pursuing her professional degree.

"I recognized my passion for interior design while examining the interior of a night club in Frankfurt, Germany," said Bianca. "The design took the form of a cylinder with an inner core constructed to look and feel like the inside of a cave with permeable, organic voids. The dance floor shifted in elevation descending towards the middle and the ceiling structure took the form of a dome. I observed the lighting as it reflected upon the inner core structure and found it made the inner core material look as though it was moving, much like the people dancing inside. The moment I recognized this experience I noticed it in multiple aspects of the club interior. Between the bar stools, niche seating built into the inner core, the material used to construct each bar, and even the elevated position of the DJ, I could see elements of organic movement happening as a result of material, lighting and color."

The group of panelists includes Felice Silverman, Principal, Silverman Trykowski Associates, and President, IIDA, who also studied interior design at the BAC and continues to serve the College as a mentor and critic. Bianca and Felice are joined by Kerianne Graham, Architect, NBBJ, and Brian Murray, Senior Director of Global Facilities, Akamai. Susan S. Szenasy, Editor in Chief, Metropolis magazine, will moderate.

Those interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to BostonEvents@Haworth.com. The event is free, and CEUs are available to participants (AIA: 1.5LU/HSW, IDCEC: 0.1 CEU).

The BAC offers professionally accredited Bachelor of Interior Design and Master of Interior Design degree programs that combine classroom learning and practical experience in creative, collaborative environments. The fundamental emphasis of the BAC's approach is user experience, where innovation begins with environmental and social responsibility, and discovers the means to interact with people who live and work in the built world. Interior Design graduates are positioned to take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the public in spaces designed for human habitation.