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FSU Interior Design program voted ‘Most Admired’ by DesignIntelligence

Lisa Waxman
Lisa Waxman, chair of the Department of Interior Design at Florida State.

For the fourth consecutive year, the graduate program in the Department of Interior Design at Florida State University has been named the most admired program of its kind in the country, according to a national survey of deans and department chairs.

The undergraduate program was ranked No. 4 in the Southeast.

DesignIntelligence, the respected industry journal of the Design Futures Council, lauded Florida State in its annual “America’s Best Architectural and Design Schools 2016” rankings. The rankings have served for 16 years as the definitive analysis of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design and interior design programs nationwide.

“We are extremely pleased to be ranked high in the DesignIntelligence survey of deans and chairs once again,” said Lisa Waxman, chair of the Department of Interior Design. “It is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and the commitment of our students. We push the students very hard, but they always amaze us with what they are able to accomplish.”

The Department of Interior Design is part of FSU’sCollege of Fine Artsand
has been fully accredited by theCouncil for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) since 1975.

The Department of Interior Design offers a bachelor’s degree program as well as three master’s degrees. Alumni work in architecture and interior design firms across the nation in both residential and commercial design. Master of Fine Arts students are also highly sought after for college and university teaching positions across the nation and world.

The DesignIntelligence survey sent to students found that 90 percent of FSU Interior Design students reported their university experience to be excellent. With more than 200 students and eight full-time faculty, the department strives to provide significant personal attention to students, seeking to set them up for success both in their academic activities and their eventual careers in practice and teaching.