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)