Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture

This major is only available at the Purdue in Indianapolis campus

The Interior Architecture major at Purdue in Indianapolis blends disciplines such as environmental design, architecture, technology, construction, art, and other trades to create indoor spaces that are both beautiful and functional. The curriculum includes a strong foundation of both practical knowledge and design methodology needed to support the health, safety, and welfare of the public in both residential and commercial structures. Upon graduation, students will be equipped with high-tech abilities and communication skills necessary to work in multidisciplinary teams within the industry.

Interior Architecture merges classroom learning with real-world experience through service-learning activities with community partners. Professionals in the field have the expertise to plan space, implement building codes, design lighting, position mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, assemble computer-generated drawings, choose building materials, and select finishes and furniture for a multitude of client types.

The interior architecture program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. For more information about the Interior Architecture Program, visit the program page.


For more information about this major, contact Emily McLaughlin


  • Faculty in Interior Architecture are industry professionals with advanced degrees and specialized training, and their mentorship is an integral part of student learning.

  • Hands-on experience through community partnerships in Indianapolis as well as international collaborations allow students to gain genuine field work practice well before graduation.

  • Curriculum in this major allows students to master modern concepts including BIM software, 3D printing, and virtual reality tools.

Interior Architecture

What can I do?

Interior designer
Product designer
Facility manager
BIM technician

Where can I go?

Guidon Design
CSO Architects
Business Furniture + Co
Tiffany Skilling Interiors


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Purdue University in Indianapolis

Purdue’s first comprehensive urban campus

Purdue University in Indianapolis is part of Purdue University West Lafayette, with multiple locations throughout the city of Indianapolis. It positions our students, faculty and staff in close proximity to top businesses and leading industries, providing new and unique executive education and internship opportunities.

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