The Department of Interior Design at the University of Florida is an internationally recognized program committed to evidence-based design that emphasizes the role of human centered research to guide the design process.
This process centers around the human occupants and how design can optimize the interior to meet human needs through healthy, safe, functional, sustainable, and culturally sensitive designs. Our interdisciplinary foundational design studios offer the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to excel in many design fields. The studio environment, mentored by professional and NCIDQ certified faculty, allows for individual and team project-based learning that combines design thinking, intensive research, design development, creativity and technical skills which sets up our graduates to become leaders in the field. Our Program has been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER) since 1974 and has continuosly placed graduates in top positions in the field… and have the data to show it!