Interior Design

Bachelor of Science Degree: 189.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The undergraduate interior design program explores the behavioral, technological, environmental and aesthetic aspects of interior design within the context of increasingly more complex design projects. Combined with art and art history and general education requirements, a core of interior design courses creates a unique education at the forefront of design. Through academics grounded in problem-solving design studios, cooperative employment, and a dedicated faculty, the Interior Design program prepares students for leadership positions in the interior design industry.

The BS interior design program is CIDA accredited (Council for Interior Design Accreditation).

Program Philosophy and Mission

The interior design program at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow. We believe that combining a studio-based, sequential interior design curriculum, with broad liberal arts study and the experiential learning of a well-established co-op program develops skillful designers, creative thinkers and potential leaders. We offer each student the opportunity for intellectual and personal growth through a hands-on approach to teaching, advising and collaborating. Developing skilled designers, creative thinkers, responsible citizens and professional leaders through academic, experiential and professional learning is the mission of the interior design program. We seek to cultivate students who acknowledge their responsibilities to the safety and well-being of the public and the stewardship of the environment and who can lead in a multifaceted profession and ever-changing world.

For more information about this major, visit the College's Interior Design page.

Degree Requirements 

General education requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Arts and humanities electives9.0
Natural science elective4.0
Social science electives6.0
Free electives *24.0
Visual studies requirements
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
VSST 201Multimedia: Performance4.0
or VSST 202 Multimedia: Space
VSST 203Multimedia: Materials4.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
VSST 311Sculpture I4.0
Interior design requirements
INTR 160Visualization I: Computer Imaging3.0
INTR 200History of Modern Architecture and Interiors3.0
INTR 211Textiles for Interiors3.0
INTR 220Visualization II: Orthographic3.0
INTR 225Environmental Design Theory3.0
INTR 231Structure4.0
INTR 232Interior Studio I4.0
INTR 233Interior Studio II4.0
INTR 241Visualization III: Digital3.0
INTR 245Visualization IV: 3D Modeling3.0
INTR 250Interior Materials3.0
INTR 300 [WI] Visual Culture: Interiors3.0
INTR 305 [WI] Visual Culture: Furniture3.0
INTR 331Residential Design Studio4.0
INTR 341Visualization V: Methods3.0
INTR 350Interior Detailing3.0
INTR 351Interior Lighting3.0
INTR 430Commercial Design Studio4.0
INTR 442Hospitality Design Studio4.0
INTR 445Contract Documentation for Interior Design3.0
INTR 450 [WI] Professional Practice3.0
INTR 451Interior Systems3.0
INTR 491Senior Project I3.0
INTR 492Senior Project II3.0
INTR 493Senior Project III3.0
Interior Design (INTR) elective3.0
Total Credits189.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plans of Study 

Interior Design: Cycle A

(See Below for Study Abroad plan of study)

Term 1Credits
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
INTR 160Visualization I: Computer Imaging3.0
INTR 200History of Modern Architecture and Interiors3.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
INTR 220Visualization II: Orthographic3.0
INTR 225Environmental Design Theory3.0
INTR 231Structure4.0
INTR 250Interior Materials3.0
Interior Design (INTR) elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
INTR 232Interior Studio I4.0
INTR 241Visualization III: Digital3.0
INTR 300 [WI] Visual Culture: Interiors3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
INTR 211Textiles for Interiors3.0
INTR 233Interior Studio II4.0
INTR 245Visualization IV: 3D Modeling3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 7
INTR 305 [WI] Visual Culture: Furniture3.0
INTR 331Residential Design Studio4.0
INTR 341Visualization V: Methods3.0
INTR 350Interior Detailing3.0
VSST 202
or 201
Multimedia: Space
Multimedia: Performance
4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
INTR 351Interior Lighting3.0
INTR 430Commercial Design Studio4.0
INTR 451Interior Systems3.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
VSST 203Multimedia: Materials4.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
Free elecives6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
INTR 442Hospitality Design Studio4.0
INTR 450 [WI] Professional Practice3.0
INTR 491Senior Project I3.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 11
INTR 445Contract Documentation for Interior Design3.0
INTR 492Senior Project II3.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
INTR 493Senior Project III3.0
VSST 311Sculpture I4.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 189.0

 

Interior Design: Cycle A with Study Abroad

Term 1Credits
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
PHYS 103General Physics I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 3
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
INTR 160Visualization I: Computer Imaging3.0
INTR 200History of Modern Architecture and Interiors3.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
INTR 220Visualization II: Orthographic3.0
INTR 225Environmental Design Theory3.0
INTR 231Structure4.0
INTR 250Interior Materials3.0
Interior Design (INTR) elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
INTR 232Interior Studio I4.0
INTR 241Visualization III: Digital3.0
INTR 300 [WI] Visual Culture: Interiors3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
INTR 211Textiles for Interiors3.0
INTR 233Interior Studio II4.0
INTR 245Visualization IV: 3D Modeling3.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Natural science elective 4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 7
INTR 305 [WI] Visual Culture: Furniture3.0
INTR 331Residential Design Studio4.0
INTR 341Visualization V: Methods3.0
INTR 350Interior Detailing3.0
VSST 203Multimedia: Materials4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 8
INTR 351Interior Lighting3.0
INTR 430Commercial Design Studio4.0
INTR 451Interior Systems3.0
VSST 202
or 201
Multimedia: Space
Multimedia: Performance
4.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
Free electives (Study Abroad) 18.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 10
INTR 442Hospitality Design Studio4.0
INTR 450 [WI] Professional Practice3.0
INTR 491Senior Project I3.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
Free elective3.0
INTR 445Contract Documentation for Interior Design3.0
INTR 492Senior Project II3.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
INTR 493Senior Project III3.0
VSST 311Sculpture I4.0
Arts and humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 189.0


Co-op/Career Opportunities

Interior design is a multi-faceted field and includes careers with interior design firms, architectural firms, and facilities management organizations; in governmental agencies; and in the furniture and textile industries. Full-time paid employment in the profession is an integral component of the program at Drexel. The six-month period of co-operative education, undertaken in the junior year, provides an experience of the office and the daily operation of a design firm. Through workshops offered by the Co-op Office students develop the ability to market themselves and locate potential employers. Students may opt to do their co-op in Philadelphia or in another location of their choosing.

Co-Op Experiences


Some past co-op employers of interior design students include:

  • Ballinger Company
  • BBG BBGM, New York City
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Facilities
  • Daroff Design
  • DAS
  • Eberlein Design Consultants
  • Ewing Cole
  • Floss Barber Inc.
  • Gensler, New York City
  • Granary Associates
  • H2L2 Architects/Planners
  • Hillier Lewis
  • Herman Miller
  • Kling Stubbins
  • Knoll International
  • Marguerite Rogers
  • Nelson
  • Perkins Eastman, Chicago
  • RJMJ
  • Stantec
  • University of Pennsylvania Facilities
  • West Chester University Facilities Office

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

About the Accelerated Degree Program

Qualified students in Interior Design have the option of continuing on into the graduate Interior Architecture + Design program to obtain a dual BS/MS degree. This program allows highly motivated students to graduate with both degrees in a total of five years. Students apply for this accelerated program when they complete 90 credits of coursework, and before completing 120 credits.

Additional requirements for acceptance into the Dual Degree Program:

  1. Overall GPA of undergraduate coursework – 3.2 minimum
  2. Overall GPA of interior design studio coursework – 3.5 minimum
  3. Portfolio Review – interior studio work and foundation visual work
  4. Essay – address reason for application, attitude towards profession, professional goals and leadership qualities you possess
  5. Two letters of recommendation speaking to your work ethic and leadership skills.

Evaluation Process

A committee of interiors faculty reviews the applications and discusses the merits of the student to undergo the intensity and rigor of the final two years of the program. The Committee consists of no less than three members – Director of the Interiors programs, Associate Director BS Interior Design program and the Associate Director MS Interior Architecture + Design program. 

Students should visit the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design for more information.

Facilities

The interior design program is housed in the new URBN Center, a state of the art design and arts facility on Drexel’s campus. The URBN Center officially opened in September 2012. A hub for creative minds to gather, share ideas and work together to bring those ideas from the mind to the page, and into the world of tomorrow, interiors students benefit from a wide-range of resources including interior design studios, the interior design resource library, a hybrid making lab, and state-of-the-art computer laboratories. College lab equipment includes scanners, printers, plotters, laser cutters, 3-d printers, computer/video projection systems and other peripheral devices as appropriate to each major.

The URBN Annex houses a black box theater, screening room and the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Additional studio and classroom space in the Peck Problem Solving and Research Center and the Design Arts Annex accommodate photography, basic design, painting, sculpture and a large woodworking shop with industrial-quality equipment. The woodshop is available for use by students for three-dimensional coursework or individual projects.

Courses

INTR 150 Issues of the Interior Environment 3.0 Credits

Introduces the interior design discipline. Uses lectures, guest speakers, discussions, and assignments to examine topical issues of the profession, teach professional responsibilities, and develop an understanding of the history and organization of the interior design profession.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INTR 160 Visualization I: Computer Imaging 3.0 Credits

An introductory course that explores the use of proprietary computer applications for communications and the preparation of visual materials in Interior Design. The course introduces and reinforces classic design principles for expert visual communication of ideas through digital techniques from an Interior Design perspective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.

INTR 200 History of Modern Architecture and Interiors 3.0 Credits

Covers development of modern architecture and interiors in the 19th and 20th centuries. Develops a vocabulary for discussing architecture; an understanding of how various factors affect design; and a familiarity with names, movements, and buildings that are part of historical development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INTR 211 Textiles for Interiors 3.0 Credits

This course is a comprehensive introduction to textiles and their use in the interior design profession.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

INTR 220 Visualization II: Orthographic 3.0 Credits

This course explores design communication skills through hand drawing and model building exercises. Orthographic drawing skills are developed through investigation of plan, section, elevation and three dimensional drawings.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.

INTR 225 Environmental Design Theory 3.0 Credits

This course introduces design students to the relationship between people and the build environment. Understanding how people perceive, interact with, and are affected by their surroundings through readings and design exercieses make evident the significance of the psychological, pyshicological, social and cultural concepts of environmental behavior as an integral part of the designed environment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

INTR 231 Structure 4.0 Credits

Investigates structure as an organizing principle in design by man and nature. Explores the basic objective and subjective relationships between form and function. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: VSST 103 [Min Grade: C-] or VSST 106 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 232 Interior Studio I 4.0 Credits

Primary spatial course. Involves conscious recognition of the manipulability of space or spaces within a given volume and small-scale environmental orientation. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 231 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 233 Interior Studio II 4.0 Credits

Covers diagramming program requirements, designing for complex spatial requirements with an awareness of building systems (e.g., partitions, heating/ventilating/cooling, lighting), and furniture. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 232 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 241 Visualization III: Digital 3.0 Credits

An intensive introduction to two and three dimensional drawing and visualization through the computer. This course explores orthographic and perspective drawing conventions and techniques from a digital perspective.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 231 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 245 Visualization IV: 3D Modeling 3.0 Credits

An intensive introduction to advanced modeling and rendering software. Students will explore lighting, materiality, advanced form and spatial experience through realistic three-dimensional digital models.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 241 [Min Grade: D]

INTR 250 Interior Materials 3.0 Credits

Introduces basic construction materials and how they may be used successfully by the interior designer. Includes sample materials, visual aids, and guest speakers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

INTR 300 [WI] Visual Culture: Interiors 3.0 Credits

Visual Culture: Interiors addresses the interior environment by studying the role history, economics, culture, materials and technological developments, impact decisions made by designers on interior spaces. While comparing historical context with specific knowledge, this course will enable the student to be a more articulate designer by a comprehensive examination of the interiors. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

INTR 305 [WI] Visual Culture: Furniture 3.0 Credits

An overview of furniture in relationship to interiors, and its influences reaching from the roots of antiquity to the impact of technology in today's products. It is the study of artifacts from various time periods and cultures in relation to social and political developments, life and work styles, visual arts, and economic influences.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

INTR 310 Sustainability: History, Theory and Critic 3.0 Credits

Course examines the meaning and implications of sustainable design to develop an informed interpretation and working assessment of this movement. Concepts and methodologies are explored through assigned readings, class discussion, feild trips and team research.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

INTR 331 Residential Design Studio 4.0 Credits

Provides experience with extensive real space. Emphasizes recognizing its aesthetic quality and maximizing its potential to meet the requirements of the inhabitants, by stylistic quality and elaboration in the selection and application of furniture finishes and accessories. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 233 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 341 Visualization V: Methods 3.0 Credits

An advanced course in visualization for Interior Design. Hybrid representation strategies and specialized topics in digital and hand rendering will be covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INTR 245 [Min Grade: D]

INTR 350 Interior Detailing 3.0 Credits

Covers basic considerations of interior construction and detailing and their application.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INTR 250 [Min Grade: D] and INTR 233 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 351 Interior Lighting 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes human needs and the perceptual responses of both general and special populations. It introduces the lighting design theory and principles and explores methods of creating mood and atmosphere with light. It develops vocabulary, documentation methods and understanding of energy conservation, lighting standards, and safety.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: INTR 350 [Min Grade: D]

INTR 399 Independent Study In Interior Design 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in interior design in a specialized area. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

INTR 410 Collaborative Research in Sustainability 3.0 Credits

This cumulative course is the advanced students' opportunity to participate in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team in which the students will be applying sustainable technical and conceptual education in the context of 3rd party competitions, internally defined design challenges or applied research.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: ARCH 320 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 430 Commercial Design Studio 4.0 Credits

Covers design of institutional-commercial interiors, including space planning, selection of materials and furnishings toward a synthesized environment, and development of specifications. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: INTR 331 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 435 Topical Issues Studio 4.0 Credits

Investigates topical issues reflective of physical, social, cultural, and psychological needs, addressing special user groups or purposes. Studio.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: INTR 331 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 441 Furniture Design 4.0 Credits

Covers design of environmental elements, simultaneous concerns with craftsmanship and the application of materials to ideas, and development of prototypes.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: VSST 203 [Min Grade: D]

INTR 442 Hospitality Design Studio 4.0 Credits

Covers design of commercial hospitality interiors, including spatial layout, custom furnishings, lighting, selection of materials, and code requirements. Includes professionally juried presentations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.
Prerequisites: INTR 430 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 445 Contract Documentation for Interior Design 3.0 Credits

Provides an understanding of the basic procedures and techniques for the development of construction drawings and furniture documentation. Requires students to use case studies to produce a set of drawings representative of current interior design industry standards.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: INTR 245 [Min Grade: D] and INTR 430 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 450 [WI] Professional Practice 3.0 Credits

Surveys contemporary business methods, practices, and procedures in the operation of a design firm, including legal and ethical implications. Examines these practices through case studies and lectures by design professionals. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: INTR 331 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 451 Interior Systems 3.0 Credits

Introduces building systems, mechanical, electrical, ceiling and furniture systems, and their effect on the interior environment. Includes visual aids and guest speakers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: INTR 350 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: INTR 430

INTR 465 Special Topics in Interior Design 1.0-12.0 Credit

Provides study in interior design on a special topic or on an experimental basis. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

INTR 470 Competition Studio 3.0 Credits

Competition opportunities from regional to international from professional to philanthropic allow for investigations of diverse contemporary issues surrounding the built environment. Students work under direction of a faculty member(s) to discuss, explore and develop solutions for entry into noteworthy competitions.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

INTR 491 Senior Project I 3.0 Credits

Part one of the 3-term senior project where students develop a capstone independent design project from concept, research and programming to complete design development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.
Prerequisites: INTR 430 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 492 Senior Project II 3.0 Credits

Part two of the 3-term senior project where students develop a capstone independent design project from concept, research and programming to complete design development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.
Prerequisites: INTR 491 [Min Grade: C-]

INTR 493 Senior Project III 3.0 Credits

Part three of the 3-term senior project where students develop a capstone independent design project from concept, research and programming to complete design development.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is INTR.
Prerequisites: INTR 492 [Min Grade: C-]

Architecture + Interiors Faculty

David Ade, AIA, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, SMP Architects.
Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis, AIA, Dr.-Ing., (Bauhaus Universitätat Weimar) Program Director. Assistant Professor. Research on educational environments; translations of architectural theory texts. Design studios, lectures and seminar courses.
Stephen Bonitatibus, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Bonitatibus Associates.
Mark Brack, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Associate Professor. British and American architecture from 1700 to the present; Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest; vernacular architecture; historic preservation.
Michael Burns, RA, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, Michael Burns Architects.
Jon Coddington, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Department Head, Department of Architecture + Interiors. Professor. Architecture, urban design and planning.
Rena Cumby, BArch, MS (Drexel University) Associate Department Head of the Department of Architecture + Interiors. Associate Professor. Interior designer; foundation studies and design education.
Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Registered architect; interior design, extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Jeff Fama, MArch (State University of New York at Buffalo). Adjunct Associate Professor. Retail, entertainment, and theater design. Graduate interiors thesis advisor.
Gary Garofalo, BS Arch Eng (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal Lighting Design Collaborative. Lighting expert. Lighting design.
Don Jones, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Ewing Cole.
Nicole Koltick, MArch (University of California). Assistant Professor. Researching possibilities for architecture and design through the use of unexpected and innovative interdisciplinary models. Foundation design studios, fabrication and technology seminars.
Karin Kuenstler, MS (Bank Street College of Education and Parsons). Associate Professor. Interior designer; interior design for corporate and commercial facilities, history of corporate interiors, fiber art.
Maria Kuttruff, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Residential interior design. Design studios.
Diana S. Nicholas, AIA, MFA (University of the Arts, Philadelphia). Assistant Teaching Professor. Principal of Switched on Design. Design studios, analog and digital visualization.
Karen Pelzer, BS (Drexel University) Associate Director of the MS in Interior Architecture and Design Program. Assistant Teaching Professor. Interior designer, hospitality design. Design studios.
Marilynne L. Rose, MS (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. NCIDQ interior designer; residential and commercial design. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Debra Ruben, MS (Drexel University). Associate Professor. NCIDQ, Interior designer; residential and commercial design. Research on user participation and the design process.
Paul Salvaggio, AIA, BArch (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Arcus Design Group. Foundation design studios.
Joseph Scanlon, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Professor. Foundation design studios.
Rachel Schade, AIA, MArch. (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Schade & Bolender Architects. Work-study placement. Design studios.
Virginia Smith, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Exhibit/graphic design, interior design, interior and architectural visualization.
Erik Sundquist, MArch (Florida International University) Director of the Hybrid Making Lab of AW CoMAD. Assistant Teaching Professor. Design studios, analog and digital architectural representation and fabrication.
Feenan Susan, BArch (Temple University). Adjunct Instructor. Institutional and commercial. Design documentation and graduate thesis.
Simon Tickell, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Associate Director of the Architecture Evening Program. Associate Teaching Professor. Design studios and professional practice/electives; educational and museum buildings.
Nancy Trainer, FAIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, Architects and Planners. Design studios.
Ada Tremonte, BS (Drexel University) Associate Director of the BS Program in Interior Design. Assistant Teaching Professor. NCIDQ Interior designer, corporate/commercial design. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Frank de Santis, AIA (Yale University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Design studios, analog and digital architectural representation.

Emeritus Faculty

Judith Bing, MArch (Yale University). Professor Emeritus. Design studios, lecture and seminar courses.
Sylvia Clark, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
Paul M. Hirshorn, AIA, MArch, MCP, (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus. Design studios. Former Department Head.
Marjorie Kriebel, B.Arch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
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