Interior Design

Moore's interior design curriculum educates students to become creative, socially responsible, practicing professionals in the field of interior design. The major emphasizes imaginative and critical thinking, the development of design skills, and a broad intellectual foundation in the history of interiors, theory and practice. Read more about the major...

News & Highlights

  • 100% of 2012 Interior Design graduates are employed, 89% with organizations in their field of study, including: BKT Architects, Chesterfield Architects, Daroff Design, Inc., DeBeary Designs andTarget Corporation.  For more details visit the Locks Career Center page



  • A new addition to the Moore website is our Podcast Series, the purpose of which is to share scholarly and highly informative lectures by Moore faculty, alumni and staff with the public.   We’re launching the series with these two lectures on leadership by President Fitzgibbon.  
  • Alumna Marguerite Rodgers '76 was featured in an article about her interior design work on the upcoming Jose Garces restaurant opening in the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
  • Interior Design seniors Celia Friedman, who is designing a PreK - 8th Grade School, and Michon Proctor, whose project is an Indoor Playground for Children with Disabilities, delivered mid-project presentations for their Thesis Projects on March 19.

  • Kathryn Dethier's drawings for the Community Design Collaborative’s Fourth Street Fabric Row Project were exhibited in LEVERAGE A Celebration of Design and Community on March 19, 2014 at Dorrance Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts.  LEVERAGE is an an exhibition of design projects for non profits that were completed in 2012 and 2013. The Collaborative’s volunteer design professionals work with communities to get their visions down on paper to fundraise and gain community and political support.
  • Cara Carroccia received the Washington Square West Green Stewardship Award for the sustained and continuing guidance of the Waverly Street Community Garden by the Pennsylvania Horticultural.  
  • Andrea Beizer recently created a cartoon strip “Alice” which can be viewed at her blog  Her drawing, “I Just Want to Scream” was accepted into the Woman’s Caucus for Art’s STORIES WE TELL catalogue.


Karen Daroff
I am extremely committed to design excellence. I founded Daroff Design Inc. in 1973 and have led my firm to national and international prominence with offices in Philadelphia and Shanghai. My expertise lies in designing...
Abigail McGinnes
Stuart Rosenberg Architects has worked with Moore students in the past and contacted our internship prep teacher to see if anyone was interested in an internship. She told us to look at his work to see if we were...
Kathryn Dethier
When it comes to my creative methods, I follow the lead of the architecture and try to understand and analyze the building that the interior is going to go into. My teaching at Moore informs my practice and sharpens my...