Department of Interior Design

About Us

The department of interior design has been continuously accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (formerly FIDER) since 1974, one of the first seven programs accredited

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Here at the University of Florida, Interior Design students and faculty work together to create a culture of shared excellence in all we do. Guided by a topflight faculty, students engage in design projects throughout the state and around the world. At UF, our shared commitment to collaborative learning creates a strong esprit de corps. Teamwork fosters creative thinking and innovation. Upper division juniors and seniors mentor new students. Students at all levels work closely with faculty. Alumni stay connected and engaged with the program. Undergraduate and graduate students become outstanding designers, academics, and professionals in the field. Maintaining a pulse on the profession, we regularly engage with practitioners from large, well recognized firms.
Each April, I meet with graduating seniors and have them reflect on their time in the program. I hear firsthand the pride in their voices as they share their many accomplishments. As one of the top professional interior design programs in the country, I know they are positioned to advance the discipline and join the ranks of knowledge leaders.

Margaret Portillo, PhD
Chair & Professor, UF Department of Interior Design
Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC)


Who we Are

The school of Interior Design has support from some of the most dedicated and educated faculty with backgrounds in the profession, research and education; gifted students and supporters.

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From studios open 24/7 that are equipped with large-format plotters, computerized tablets, computers for rendering and projectors, to a state-of-the art Fabrication Lab, we have got you covered.

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What we do

We engage in research and creative scholarship with expertise in technology, design, communication, sustainability, lighting, history and materials.  Our newest ventures involve VR!

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