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Interior Architecture and Design 2021 Alumni Awards

Published February 10, 2021

FSU Department of Interior Architecture & Design is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2021 Alumni Awards.

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Emerging Alumni Award

Tracie Kelly

(BA ’01, MFA ’09)

HQ Bay Area Workplace & Real Estate Lead at Uber, NCIDQ

Tracie Kelly leads the Bay Area Real Estate portfolio within the Workplace + Real Estate team at Uber;  focusing on Operations, Facilities Management, Project Management and Employee Experience. Managing over 1 Million square feet of property and projects, her role at Uber allows her to exercise her passion for providing healthy, sustainable, financially performing environments which allow people to do their best work. Prior to this role, Tracie held the role of Head of Global Workplace Design at Uber and spent 8 years focusing on Workplace, Government and Hospitality Interiors at SOM and other design firms.

Tracie’s past 10 year experience in the Design community has enabled her to develop a unique understanding of the relationship between the built environment and productivity, the impact of building relationships and translating insights into developing cross functional teams. In addition to her work accomplishments, Tracie has a passion for understanding what is next for the future of Workplace and discovering new ways of working.

Distinguished Service Award

Jean Freeman 

(BS ’72, MS ’74)

Professor Emerita, Interior Design, Marymount University

Jean Freeman has been a practicing professional interior designer and educator for more than 20 years. During that time, she served on the Board of Directors, including a term as President, and was named a Fellow of IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council). Freeman has served on the team of visitors for CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) for six years and was also chair of several teams. While on the Board of Directors for NCIDQ, she served as secretary and wrote their Code of Ethics. She is a member of ASID and was on the Task Force that wrote the first Residential Contracts to be used by membership. She served on the Licensing Board of Directors for Interior Designers in Washington, DC, and was the liaison to the National Legislative Coalition for Interior Designers (NLCID).

Distinguished Alumni Award

Sybil Barrido

(BS ’89)

Associate Chair, Interior Design, Savannah School of Art & Design

Sybil Barrido is founder and principal designer at SJVD Design, specializing in Hospitality, Urban-reuse/Development, and Commercial/Residential projects. She co-founded The Center for Interior Design Executive Resources, providing design research, design strategy, analysis and consulting services. She holds professional membership in NEWH; professional membership in ASID, in addition to, among other appointments, serving as the President of the ASID Los Angeles Chapter, Chair of the CST Representative to the National Board and as an At-Large National Board member; has served as a qualified juror for NCIDQ Certification. In July 2017, Sybil was inducted into the ASID College of Fellows, appointed to serve as a CIDQ Council for Interior Design Qualification Ambassador and in August 2019 was appointed to serve CIDA Council for Interior Design Accreditation as a Site Reviewer.