Brian Sweny, SCAD interior design professor

Brian Sweny

Interior design professor


  • B.F.A., historic preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1986
  • B.F.A., interior design, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1989
  • M.Arch., architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, 1989


Being the project architect and designer of the CDC Global Heath Communication Building in Atlanta and having the president of the United States accept and plan to attend the dedication day ribbon cutting ceremony. Although the president had to change his plans, the building is an important part of the CDC's public health mission.

Awards, recognitions and honors

Award of Excellence, Best Architectural Achievement, International Parking Institute, Emory Deck, June 2002; Award of Merit, Best Parking Design, International Parking Institute, Emory Deck, June 2002; First Place Award, Best Parking Structure, Georgia Chapter American Concrete Institute International, Emory Deck, Dec. 2001; Best Parking Structure, PCI Design Awards, Precast Concrete Institute, Emory Deck, June 2001; Award for Manufacturing Excellence, Architectural Precast Association, Emory Deck, 2001; Exceptional Merit Award for a Visionary Public-Private Redevelopment Partnership, Developments of Excellence Awards, Atlanta Regional Commission, Gateway Village, Nov. 2002; Gold Award for Outstanding Design Excellence, Georgia American Society of Interior Designers Design Awards, June 2000; and others.


International Interior Design Association, Georgia Alliance of Interior Design Professionals, American Institute of Architects, U.S. Green Building Council, Interior Design Educators Council

Publications and Presentations

"Emory Parking Deck," The Parking Professional, Aug. 2002 "Emory Parking Deck," Ascent magazine, Fall 2001 "Rivington House," New York Magazine, Jan. 1996 "Rivington House," Interior magazine focus on wellness supplement, Oct. 1995 "Old Bird House," Architectural Record cover, Feb. 1994