EL Questionnaire 2019

Name: Swathi de Faria
Company: Perkins + Will
Concentration: Interior Design
College/University: New England School of Art & Design – Suffolk University
Year(s) of Graduation: 2015

What is your strongest personal quality?: Determination 
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: Adaptability 
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: Barbie & G.I. Joe
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader? Wider exposure to the design community and insights into how people with similar backgrounds approach, think and work within the varied design disciples
What's your go to for de-stressing?: Cardio kickboxing class & walking my dog
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit
Are you usually early or late?: Early
What three things are in your bag?: Lipbalm, laptop, running shoes
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member? Building relationships with individuals related to all aspects of design, the volunteer programs and all the fun events.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: Growing up I spent a lot of time in my family’s heritage hotel in Goa India, and always found myself curious and excited about any and all renovations that were made to enhance the guests as well and the employees experience.