The FIU Department of Interior Architecture has been ranked among the top 10 interior architecture degree programs in the nation, and first among universities in Florida by DesignIntelligence.

The “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” survey is conducted annually by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council. The research ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners.

“This type of accomplishment doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” said Department Chair and Associate Professor Janine King. “It reflects the hard work and quality of our students, our faculty, and the professional community that supports us and The College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) administration that guides us. It takes a team to make this happen! I couldn’t be more proud of what we have done.”

The FIU Department of Interior Architecture also ranked number four in the Top 5 Interior Design undergraduate programs in the southern U.S., and number two in the Top 5 Interior Design graduate programs in the southern U.S.

A total of 1,108 professional practice organizations participated in the research.

“Janine King, chair of the Department of Interior Architecture, the faculty, professional staff, students, and alumni are to be commended for their excellent work,” said Brian Schriner, dean of CARTA. “It’s further evidence that our graduates are fully prepared to enter the profession and to be successful.”

Story originally published on FIU News: news.fiu.edu/2014/12/fiu-interior-architecture-program-ranked-1st-in-florida/83164

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