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FSU’s Interior Design Program “Most Admired in Nation” Third Year in Row

Published November 10, 2014

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di_best_schools_seal_2015.200x0For the third year in a row, the graduate program in the Department of Interior Architecture + Design at Florida State University has been named the most admired program of its kind in the country in a national survey of deans and department chairs. The undergraduate program was ranked #2 in the same survey, moving up from #5 in last year’s poll. Professor Jill Pable was recognized as one of the 30 most admired educators of interior design, architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design based on feedback from fellow educators and practitioners.

DI_255_Americas_Best_Architecture_and_Design_Schools_2015_.pdfDesignIntelligence, a respected industry journal of the Design Futures Council, lauded Florida State in its annual “America’s Best Architectural and Design School 2015” rankings. The rankings have served for 15 years as the definitive analysis of architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, and interior design programs nationwide.

The Florida State program was cited for its excellence in both applied and theoretical work as well as its innovative student projects and highly admired faculty. “I am so pleased with this recognition, which showcases the expertise, dedication, and creativity of our faculty and students” said Lisa Waxman, department chair. “We are also proud of Jill Pable who brings tremendous knowledge and commitment to her teaching, research and service.”

The Department of Interior Architecture + Design is a part of Florida State’s College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance. There are 180 students in the department’s programs, which are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Alumni work in architecture and interior design firms across the nation, and alumni of the graduate programs teach and conduct research in colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad. Faculty provides 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.

The Department of Interior Architecture + Design offers a bachelor’s degree as well as three master’s-level degrees options. Graduates of these programs enter professional practice in interior design or architectural firms upon graduation and MFA students are also highly sought after for college and university teaching positions across the nation and world.

For additional information, contact Lisa Waxman, Chair, Department of Interior Architecture + Design at (850) 644-8326 or

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