Department of Interior Architecture2022-01-19T17:37:26+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.

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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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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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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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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 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.

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2019-2020 Folio

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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

1305, 2022

Spring Semester Highlight: ARCC-EAAE Conference – RESILIENT CITY

May 13th, 2022|

Environmental, climate, social, financial, and technological changes are among the catalysts that raise the question: How will our cities and landscapes adapt and thrive? This past Spring semester, the FIU School of Architecture hosted the 2022 Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) and the European Association for Architectural Education [...]

2904, 2022

Nine Questions with Maria Segura – CARTA REAL Triumph Graduate Spring 2022

April 29th, 2022|

After successful open-heart surgery in 2015, Maria Segura dedicated her second chance at life to helping others and chasing her dreams. A Masters’s student of Interior Architecture, Maria has combined her love of architecture and her passion for people to make a positive impact.   CARTA News caught up [...]

1404, 2022

CARTA School of Architecture ranked no. 16 among public universities in the U.S. by QS World Rankings 2022 

April 14th, 2022|

CARTA’s School of Architecture programs were ranked among U.S. public institutions as one of the best, according to the 2022 QS World Rankings by Subject report. It is one of only two schools in Florida to be ranked.   Architecture ranked #16 in their category among public universities, climbing [...]

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