The Department of Interior Design is found in the Architecture Building and additionally, shares space in the Fine Arts Building for additional classes, access to the wood shop, and faculty offices and studios. It is adjacent to the College of Music, numerous studio housing facilities, and the University’s administrative building. The Dean’s Office is located on the third floor of the Architecture Building in Room 331 and the main office for the Department of Interior Design can be found in room 336. Studios are open 24 hours per day, and each student has his or her own workstation, in a secured but fully accessible space.
The Architecture & Fine Arts Library provides students access to 85,000 bound volumes, 640 periodicals, 200 videotapes and 40,000 microforms focusing on the history, theory and practice of architecture, art, graphic design and building construction. It also features online linkage to the Avery Index, computer and laser disc access to the Avery Drawing Collection, and a rare book collection. Equally useful is the UF Architecture & Fine Arts Slide Library.
The UF College of Design, Construction and Planning’s fully equipped wood shop affords students a cutting edge in manipulating materials and form. A learning laboratory, the wood shop enables students to test their design ideas on real materials at full scale, with training and access to a full complement of power tools at no charge. A full-time wood shop supervisor is on hand to provide technical assistance and facilitate practical problem solving as needed.
With the Art and Architecture Fabrication Laboratory, or A² Fab Lab, students and faculty alike have more opportunities to explore new ways of creating. Located in the Architecture Building, the lab currently houses three primary technologies – laser cutters, 3D printing and 3D scanning, each of which provides different ways of bridging between physical and digital realm from ideation to creation.
The museum builds and maintains exemplary art collections and produces a wide variety of challenging, innovative exhibitions and stimulating educational programs…” -excerpt from the Harn Museum Mission Statement.
The Interior Design Material’s Library is a resource for all UF Interior Design students. It is equipped with a light box for understanding the interaction of light color temperature and the appearance of color. It also has a variety of building materials, furniture and interior finishes aiding students in familiarizing themselves with many of the resources available.
The LearnLab breaks down the traditional barriers of teacher-to-student lecture rooms. Essentially, learning is no longer a one-way transmission from faculty to student, but emerges as collaboration among students with the professor as a guide. The room is made up of four media:scape tables each mounted with two flat panel displays and a web camera. There are also four LCD projectors and whiteboards – magnetic white dry erase boards – on every wall, an advanced learning environment for this millennium.