The Bachelor of Interior Architecture program at Lawrence Technological University is an accredited, professional studio-based baccalaureate degree program. It offers a curriculum that encourages students to create intentional interiors in a manner that is practically grounded, critically framed, and deeply invested in cultural relevancy and technical advancement. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and is a registered campus center of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
The curriculum reinforces the interdisciplinary nature of design with common foundation courses for all CoAD programs during the first year, followed by numerous multi-disciplinary courses and electives. We balance the studio experience with courses that build the theoretical and technical skills needed for success. Students benefit from dedicated studio space and access to a material, lighting, digital, wood and metal fabrication labs.
Throughout their time at LTU, our students connect with the local design community through real-world, sponsored projects and internship opportunities that allow them to explore the latest innovations in technology, research and theory. Our students leave LTU with the ability to critically engage with practice, share compelling design stories, and grow into thought leaders.
Master of Interior Architecture, 2011
As Director of Interiors at INFORM Studio, Shawn has provided creative and technical expertise in many large-scale projects in sectors such as Education, Workplace, Retail, Religious, Healthcare and Sports & Hospitality.
A: I achieved a Masters of Interior Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 2011. I have been a LEED-Accredited Professional since 2009, and I was recognized by the Council for Interior Design Qualification for successfully completing education, experience and examination standards in 2015. .
A: I wanted to stay close to home and I also had a more technically-creative mindset which made Lawrence Tech a good fit. Knowing that there was an abundance of adjunct professors at Lawrence Tech also made me feel confident in the fact that I was networking with educators employed in the industry I was looking to break into.
A: Take inventory of what you really enjoy doing during the design process. You might favor “pitching” your ideas, selecting finishes/furniture or rendering sexy spaces. The industry has an abundance of opportunities that will aid in your success if you listen to and hone in on what brings you joy.
Admission into the Interior Architecture program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.
For specific Interior Architecture program questions, contact the Chair of Art and Design, Philip Plowright, at email@example.com or the Interior Architecture Director, Jenna Reed Walker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Course #||Subject||Cr Hrs|
2XX3-4XX3 CoAD History Elective
Interiors Studio 4
|LLT/SSC/PSY 3XX3 or 4XX3||
1000-4000 level CoAD elective
|Total Credit Hours||16|