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Department of Interior Architecture2021-01-08T21:12:46+00:00

🎉 Welcome Back!

Dear Interior Architecture students,

Welcome to Spring, 2021 and wish you a Happy New Year!

On behalf of all of us at the faculty, welcome back to FIU. As the New Year dawns, there is a saying “Diversity is Intelligence.” We celebrate this idea every single day in our department, be it the variety of ways in which we teach, the spectrum of our student/faculty body, or the design issues we choose to tackle.  As stewards of design discipline that play a role in perpetuating community inequities in the built environment we strive to become an empowering force for positive change in our society, our environment, and our shared public spaces. We have some wonderful events to look forward to this semester including D3E student conference, career fair and super jury event for our seniors. We are fortunate to operate in a highly dynamic environment where creativity flourishes and gives birth to next generation of design leaders.

Best wishes.

Newton D’souza
Chair and Associate Professor,
Department of Interior Architecture,

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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DEGREES

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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FACILITIES

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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ADVISING

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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INTERNSHIPS

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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EFOLIO

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

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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

812, 2020

Congratulations CARTA class of Fall 2020!

December 8th, 2020|

Dear CARTA Graduating Class of 2020, On behalf of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, I’d like to congratulate each and every one of you on your great accomplishments! Your last semester on campus was a time I know you and your families had been anticipating [...]

1611, 2020

Exceptional alumni: Aida M. Lora Architectural Associate III

November 16th, 2020|

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Interior Architecture alumna Aida M. Lora moved to Miami in 2012 to pursue her dream of earning her master’s degree. After graduating from FIU in 2016 with a master’s in Interior Architecture, Lora worked with AECOM Miami as an interior designer. [...]

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