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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

1310, 2020

School of Architecture reinvents curriculum amidst COVID-19

October 13th, 2020|

The past year has brought about immense change to the curriculum at FIU’s School of Architecture (SOA). A discipline often rooted in collaboration and connectivity has had to find new ways to provide this same structure remotely. But the process for both the students and professors – while [...]

1409, 2020

Designing for a dignified end: Compassionate spaces for dying alone in the age of social distancing

September 14th, 2020|

The pandemic and its subsequent social distancing rules have brought into sharp focus a long-standing grievance in quality of healthcare design: the experience of patients dying alone in hospitals. As a recent editorial in the “Journal of Intensive Care Medicine” declares “…of all the harrowing images of the [...]

2708, 2020

In memory of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the School of Architecture

August 27th, 2020|

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of William G. McMinn, founding dean of the FIU School of Architecture, now part of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. McMinn passed away on Friday, August 21 in Asheville, North Carolina at the age of 88.   William [...]

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Department of Interior Architecture
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture Building
11200 SW 8th Street - PCA 277B Miami, Florida 33199
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PH: 305-348-6914 | Fx: 305-348-2650
E-Mail: zhirlema@fiu.edu