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Interior Architecture

Learn everything you’ll need to build a socially-minded interior design practice. Earn your degree in interior architecture and learn the design and technical skills you’ll need to build a career pathway in the related fields of interior design. Develop your skills with a focus on environmental and social responsibility.

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BFA in Interior Architecture

What Will You Learn
as An Interior
Architecture Major
at Cornish?

Interior architecture is the design of a space from the inside out. As a department, we’re focused on a socially responsible approach to designing spaces, objects, and materials.

You’ll learn the fundamentals, context, and history of architectural design. Study composition, form, style, media, and materials. Explore human-centered design in space, time, and built environments for activities and wellbeing. Create a sustainable practice that is mindful of culture, region, social responsibility, and ethics. Use digital tools, techniques, and technologies. Work with 2D, 3D, and 4D visual language basics in media and material explorations, like Creative Suite and AutoCAD.

Master the design process — from identifying a project’s purpose to incorporating feedback.

Cornish Stories: Interior Architecture

Blog & News Posts

Lenora St. Blog

Untold Stories of the Built Environment

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Lenora St. Blog

2021 Foundations Exhibition Publication

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Lenora St. Blog

Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors: Spring 2021 BFA

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I’m realizing now that the Interior Architecture department and Cornish pushed me so much farther than any other college or university would have done. I hope more students can experience this.Ian Barr, Class of 2021 (Master of Industrial Design Student at ASU

Explore the Interior Architecture Major

The Interior Architecture Department prepares students to be leading designers equipped to address contemporary global issues in the built environment including injustice based on race, gender, and identity. Graduates obtain skills to practice in the professional fields of architecture, design, and technology or start their own design practice in areas of interest that span from Interior Architecture, object design, experiential and graphic design to film.

Learn more about our degree requirements and review our model program/advising worksheet:

See BFA Degree Requirements and Model Program

 


Learning opportunities are designed to integrate aesthetic and practical problem-solving methods, and social and environmental responsibility. Each Degree program emphasizes socially-focused practices, focusing on green building, living systems, adaptive reuse, sustainability, and well-being. Students develop a research-based approach that allows them to thoughtfully respond to the physical location and social context and create spaces that resonate with future occupants. Over their four years, students develop a systematic and coordinated methodology to identify, research and innovate design solutions to fulfill client-focused project goals.Julie Myers, Chair & Founder of the IA Department)

Student Work

Interior Architecture


My experience in Cornish’s IA department was full of potential and opportunity. In addition to honing both analog and digital skills, I gained professional experience through internships and developed a strong working network both in and outside of academia. This program is contingent upon personal passion and motivation that is then boosted through the support of working designers, artists, and architects. I am thankful for what I’ve been able to take from this program and utilize in my personal career. Nina Burgess, Class of 2020 and Interior Designer at Mithun

Interior Architecture Faculty + Staff

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Ozge Sade Mete

Interim Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture
Interior Architecture

Julie Myers

Department Chair
Interior Architecture

Javier Gómez Alvarez-Tostado

Instructor
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Arlinda Branko

Instructor
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Mindy Cameron

Instructor
Interior Architecture

Tobi Wray

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