Possessing a trio of SCAD degrees — a B.F.A. in Historic Preservation, a B.F.A. in Interior Design and a Master of Architecture — interior design professor Brian Sweny puts all three disciplines into practice at his Decatur, Georgia-based firm, Sweny Design. Prior to joining the faculty at SCAD Atlanta, Sweny served as a project architect and designer on numerous high-level, award-winning projects. He led design of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Communication Building in Atlanta; the restoration of the New York Public Library Main Reading Room in New York; and the adaptive reuse of the Old Bird House at the Bronx Zoo, which was featured on the cover of Architectural Record in February 1994. Earning him top accolades was his work on the Emory University Parking Deck, recognized with an Award of Excellence for Best Architectural Achievement and an Award of Merit for Best Parking Design by the International Parking Institute; a first place award for Best Parking Structure from the Georgia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute International; and Best Parking Structure at the PCI Design Awards. Sweny’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, Ascent magazine, Interior magazine and others, and he was honored with the Gold Award for Outstanding Design Excellence from the Georgia American Society of Interior Designers in 2000.