JMU's interior architecture program educates leaders in the profession of interior design. The program offers an intensive education in the design process. The curriculum instills purpose, craft, technological competence, and versatile thinking. The graduates are passionately dedicated to the creation of meaningful interiors.
The interior architecture program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Graduates of the program are encouraged to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam after two years of work experience.
The interior Architecture curriculum is centered around a 6-studio sequence. The teaching of design process and a design ethos is at the heart of the program. Additional required coursework in interior & architectural history, materials & methods, computer modeling, and professional practices supplement the studio sequence and support design projects of increasing sophistication and complexity.
Students are required to complete a professional internship and faculty encourage students to pursue opportunities for study abroad.
For more information about the Interior Architecture studios, visit:
Fall 2013 Senior Design Studio, Project 1-Pine Reservation Shipping Container Housing
Spring 2013 Sophmore Design Build Studio-Concrete Lab
Fall 2012 Junior Studio-Airstream Adapt
Ronn Daniel, Professor of Interior Architecture
Ph.D. studies, University of Chicago; M.Arch University of Illinois at Chicago BSE (Civil Engineering) Duke University
William Tate, Associate Professor of Interior Architecture
M.Arch Virginia Polytechnic University; B.S. Wake Forest University