The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the induction of alumna, overseer, and faculty member Felice Silverman as the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) president for the 2013–2014 term. Felice was inducted, along with the International Board, on June 9, 2013, at the IIDA Annual Meeting held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
"I would like to thank IIDA and my fellow Members for this tremendous opportunity to serve them and the design community," said Felice. "I look forward to the challenges ahead with the confidence that together we can further our vision for elevating design now and in the future."
Felice has been a practicing interior designer for more than 20 years and serves as both president and principal at Silverman Trykowski Associates Inc. in Boston, MA. As a designer, her focus areas include spaces for education, children, healthcare, fitness, and commercial office interiors. An educator and an active volunteer in the interior design community, Felice serves on the IIDA Finance Committee and the Perspective Editorial Advisory Board, held a two-year term as the chair of the IIDA Foundation Board of Trustees, and is a past president of the IIDA New England Chapter. She also served on the Board of Trustees at The Boston Architectural College and currently serves as an overseer. She is adjunct faculty at the BAC and in the past has served as chair of the BAC's Interior Design Advisory Board, as well as co-chair of the Student Affairs Committee. Felice received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Harvard University and a Professional Certificate in Interior Design from the BAC.
"The BAC has been a very important part of my career," said Felice in her acceptance speech. "I've had the opportunity to teach, to mentor, and to govern. I am continually inspired by the creative spirit of students and young designers."