Dan Colvin is Principal-in-Charge of the Interior Design Studio and a partner in the firm RossTarrant Architects in Lexington. Colvin’s focus on creating outstanding educational interior environments has inspired recognition by numerous respected groups including AIA, and the National School Board Association, the American Association of School Administrators. In addition, his designs have been featured in publications including American School and University magazine and Learning By Design.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design, Colvin is focused on designing educational environments that foster learning and inspire academic excellence. He has led the design of new projects ranging from elementary schools to cutting-edge university science facilities and was central to the design of the Johnson Center on UK’s campus. Colvin’s studio has designed the complete transformation of hundreds of existing facilities into state-of-the-art learning environments for students and teachers.
Silke Becker will also take part in the Design Chat, she is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design and partner in the firm RossTarrant Architects in Lexington. Focused on designing postsecondary facilities, Becker has been involved in the design of numerous signature buildings including new construction such as Ransdell Hall, Music Rehearsal Hall and the Alumni Meeting Center at Western Kentucky University, the Center for Health, Education & Research at Morehead State University and the first building to be constructed on the BCTC Newtown Campus.
Becker’s work reflects a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Interior Design, integrating programming and design with thorough construction documentation and careful project management resulting in the highest quality projects for her clients.