Department of Interior Architecture2024-03-05T16:00:47+00:00

Department of Interior Architecture

The FIU Interior Architecture Department advances the interior design profession through teaching, service, scholarship, and creative activities focused on the generation and application of knowledge. These activities concentrate on interior architectural practices that promote the well-being of individuals within local, regional, and international communities.

FIU’s Interior Architecture program is a beacon for meaningful and effective design activities. Results from FIU Interior Architecture research, teaching, and service help define interior architecture within its global context. The Department seeks to remain at the forefront of intellectual activity within the fields of interior architecture and interior design. Through studying local and global practices of design, participating in the growth of the interior design profession, and engaging in trans-disciplinary, culturally-rich settings FIU Interior Architecture compels students, graduates, and faculty to imagine and create a world that embraces the future by means of responsible, sustainable, and inclusively built environments.



The Department of Interior Architecture offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary degree program designed to engage students in advanced study regarding public interiors. The unique curriculum provides students with firsthand experience of a wide range of interior design issues in specialized areas of study such as hospitality design, healthcare facility design, and workplace design.

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Signature Programs

We offer unique signature programs that provide opportunities for students to expand their professional and multicultural experiences. Our programs offers educational instruction via seminars and workshops, including regional off-site visits. Click below to find out more.

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Studios, Labs + Hubs

The Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building is a state-of-the-art facility designed by renowned architect Bernard Tschumi specifically to meet the needs of the School of Architecture. It contains pre-graduate and graduate studios, critique rooms, a lecture hall, lecture classrooms, a reading room, a shop, an interior design resource library, a robotics and digital fabrication laboratory, a dedicated gallery, and faculty and staff offices.

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News + Events

CARTA News provided the latest news and events on the Department of Interior Architecture. Click below to view more.

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FIU Department of Interior Architecture offers two full-time, advising professionals to aid and guide students through their academic career and goals.

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FIU Career & Talent Development has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform that uses cutting edge technology to help our FIU students and alumni more easily connect with employers and source jobs and internships, event information, and On-Campus Recruiting opportunities.

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Festival of the Trees

Festival of the Trees is an annual gala and fundraiser that benefits FIU Interior Architecture students and funds scholarships, travel grants and field trips. Learn more by visiting our website.

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The FIU Interior Architecture eFolio is a cumulative publication showcasing work from graduating students.

Program at a Glance

2019-2020 Folio

Fall 2016

Alumni Spotlights

Graduates from FIU’s Department of Interior Architecture are Worlds Ahead. Click on the link below to view alumni success stories and find out more on our alumni family.

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Interior Architecture News

705, 2024

Alum & Interior Architecture Adjunct Prof. Tania Torrado wins 2024 RETI Teaching Award.

May 7th, 2024|

Congratulations to Prof. Tania Torrado on receiving the prestigious 2024 Rewarding Excellence in Teaching Incentives (RETI) Award for her outstanding contributions to learning-centered, inclusive, and evidence-based teaching. It’s wonderful to see educators like her being recognized for their dedication to excellence in education.  “My heartfelt gratitude to FIU for recognizing the [...]

102, 2024

FIU Interior Architecture Students Maria Gal Giusiano and Ana María Arango García Win Coveted NEWH Green Voice Scholarship for Sustainable Boutique Hotel Design

February 1st, 2024|

In a testament to Florida International University’s commitment to excellence in design and sustainability, two Interior Architecture students, Maria Gal Giusiano and Ana María Arango García, have clinched the prestigious NEWH Green Voice graduate scholarship. This remarkable achievement marks the third win for FIU students in this national [...]

811, 2023

FIU Interior Architecture to celebrate 35th Annual Festival of the Trees

November 8th, 2023|

FIU CARTA’S Department of Interior Architecture in the no. 17 nationally ranked School of Architecture is hosting its 35th annual Festival of the Trees event on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at Coral Gables Country Club, Miami. Started in 1987, the fundraising event has [...]