New Project Associate and Architectural Intern Join Felder & Associates
(SAVANNAH, GA) Local architecture firm Felder & Associates is pleased to welcome Elisa Dogor, Project Associate, and Sophia Rodriguez, Architectural Intern, to its award-winning team.
Having grown up in the Black Forest in Kӧnigsfeld, Germany, Dogor recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a BFA in Architecture and a minor in Architectural History. Dogor’s responsibilities at the firm include producing construction documents, 3D models and renderings, along with other work that will strengthen and expedite her team’s design process.
In 2019, Dogor was recognized as an HKS Southeast Design Fellow for her work in collaboration with a group of students and professionals to design a soccer court, park and community hub surrounding an Atlanta MARTA station for Station Soccer and Atlanta City Studio.
“While I have studied and admired the remarkable architecture of Savannah during my time at SCAD,” said Dogor, “I never had the chance to actively shape it beyond theoretical studio projects. At Felder & Associates, I have the opportunity to join together theory and practice. Now, my actual projects will blend beautifully with the meaningful context of this landmark city.”
When she is not at work, Dogor welcomes any opportunity to exercise her creativity, and she enjoys staying active through various outdoor activities such as playing soccer and cycling.
Joining Felder & Associates as an Architectural Intern, Rodriguez was raised in Saint Johns, Fla., and is now a senior at SCAD working to complete her BFA in Architecture and minor in Interior Design this year. Rodriguez will be responsible for providing support to the Felder & Associates team by creating plans for new structures or redesigning existing structures, preparing presentations for clients, assisting the construction team, drafting, maintaining project files, and performing research.
“The more I learn about architecture, the more I fall in love with it,” Rodriguez said. “With Felder & Associates, I found a firm that hasn’t lost its passion for the built environment and the positive impact it can have on families and communities when done right. Here we listen to our clients, evolving alongside Savannah, and I’m grateful to be a part of that.”
Rodriguez is the current chapter director of Freedom by Design, the service branch of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting and recording her own music.
“We’re lucky to have the Savannah College of Art & Design right here in our own back yard, producing incredibly talented and prepared students ready to enter the field,” said Brian Felder, Founder and Principal Architect at Felder & Associates. “SCAD’s exceptional architecture program has been in existence for decades, and they are one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history. They’re doing great work and generating great potential employees, and we’re grateful to be on the receiving end of those efforts.”
ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building and neo-traditional building. The firm has experienced a 10% yearly growth for the past three consecutive years and holds memberships with the Historic Savannah Foundation, the American Institutes of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. Recognitions include historic preservation awards from the Historic Savannah Foundation, the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Excellence in Rehabilitation award, the Georgia Association of The American Institute of Architects Design Award in Renovation and a special judges’ award from Hospitality Design magazine. Felder & Associates is located at 2514 Abercorn Street, Suite 120, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call 912-777-3979, or visit www.felderassociates.net.