Sylvia Faichney

Sylvia Faichney
Graduate Student


Areas of Concentration: Late Twentieth-Century Architecture in the United States; Design and Material Culture; Media Studies; Decorative Arts
Faculty Advisor: Swati Chattopadhyay
M.A. Thesis: "Dreamscapes of Domestic Fantasy: Advertising 1970s Interiors" (University of Brighton, 2016)


Sylvia Faichney is a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of History of Art & Architecture at The University of California, Santa Barbara. Central to her research interests are questions surrounding the representation, interpretation, and reception of architecture in the mid-to-late twentieth century in the United States, and the political and cultural dimensions of their design. She is the recipient of the Margaret Mallory Fellowship. After earning a B.A. in History of Art from Columbia College Chicago, Faichney completed her M.A. in Design History and Material Culture in 2016 at the University of Brighton, earning a Distinction under the advisement of Dr. Louise Purbrick.