At the intersection of architecture, conservation and design, Interior Architecture takes an innovative approach to the reuse and transformation of existing buildings. Advanced design studios focused on adaptive reuse are central to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. And unlike the fields of interior design and decoration, Interior Architecture looks less at the application of surface materials than at understanding the design of buildings from inside out.
- 4-year undergraduate program
- MA / MDes
- 1-year+ / 2-year+ graduate programs
五月丁香俺去区-In the studio
In the studio, students use digital and manual means to research and recommend design alterations and renovations that give existing buildings new life. Studios focus on a wide range of approaches, from domestic to retail design, theater/production design to issues of preservation and conservation.
被黑人玩得站不起来了- Helping IKEA Surface in the City
Interior designer NancyVayo MIA 02 creates an inviting planning studio to provide IKEA with an urban outpost in Manhattan.
被多人轮到站不起来- Studio Focuses on Racial Justice
Interior Architecturestudents are working with the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island to reimagineand reconfigure Providence’s Cathedral of St. John.
被多人轮到站不起来- Designing a Refuge for Contemplation
As part of the department’s annual charette, students in Interior Architecture work together to propose quiet campus refuges.
Interior Architecture alumni go on to find creatively satisfying work around the world. Some launch their own practices designing residential and/or commercial interiors, while others join larger established firms or smaller studios. In addition to practicing as interior architects, alumni also go on to make a mark professionally as sustainability specialists, set designers, educators, home furnishings designers and more.
被黑人玩得站不起来了-Alumni at work
被大肉捧征服的妇人- Alina Vadera BFA 11 | product designer
When Alina Vadera first graduated, she thought about moving to New York — as most designers do. But she quickly reconsidered when she realized that given the economic downturn in the US, her home country was where things were really happening in the world of architecture: “Construction is booming in India,” she says. So in 2011 Vadera returned to her home city of Delhi, where she now freelances and handles projects for the award-winning firm Studio Lotus. She recently completed a new retail space for Indian fashion designer Gurav Gupta that captures the duality of his Indian and Western collections.
被黑人玩得站不起来了- Andrea Valentini BIA 95 | product designer
Throughout her career, Andrea Valentini has focused on incorporating unconventional industrial materials into inventive designs for furniture, lighting, handbags, accessories, wearable art and interior applications. Her critically acclaimed Coosh egg chair has been recognized by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and her work has been included in the museum's popular triennial exhibitions. As she continues to develop innovative new products and design sensual interiors, Andrea remains committed to creating art for everyday living.