As a student in the Department of Architecture and Interior Design, you will have opportunities to work alongside leading University of Idaho faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized for research and design expertise in the following areas:
- Sustainable Design
- Health and Wellness Issues
- Social Justice
- Universal Design
American Society of Interior Designers
International Interior Design Association
American Institute of Architecture Students
The Interior Design Program offers many quality opportunities for hands-on learning through studio work, allied research, international study, service-learning projects and other programs.
International Programs: We offer our students many exciting international study programs. You’ll gain a global perspective by learning and exploring in historically and culturally rich architectural and design environments, such as London and Rome.
Community Projects: Community partnerships allow you to work with professionals and community members to develop design solutions that address real-life issues. The interior design program has a strong emphasis on community outreach. Recent projects include redesigns of a city youth center, a rural church, and visioning exercises for regional community centers.
Universal Design Challenges: A service-learning course where students from all design disciplines each participate in 20 hours of service with organizations and agencies that address needs of people with disabilities. You’ll develop an understanding and sensitivity for human needs and aspirations, which will be valuable in your design career.
Design Resource Center (DRC):
Online & Outreach
Integrated Design Laboratory (IDL):
The IDL, located in Boise, is operated by the University of Idaho and sustained by grants from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's (NEEA) BetterBricks program, Idaho Power, The Idaho Energy Division, as well as by matching funds from the University of Idaho and project clients. The IDL provides project-based education services to designers in the disciplines of daylighting, electric lighting, HVAC and other high-performance, sustainable practices.
Prichard Art Gallery: An outreach facility of the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture. Located in downtown Moscow, the gallery exhibits the work of regional artisans and art and design students.