Interior Design

Above photos: 2014 Thom Carroll Photography

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

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News & Highlights

  • 87% of 2013 Interior Design graduates are employed, 86% with organizations in their field of study.  For more details visit the Locks Career Center page
  • Heather Ujiie, adjunct professor of Fine Arts (textiles), Fashion Design and Interior Design, is the recipient of The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant. The grant is awarded to visual artists over 40 who live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. The $15,000 grant enables recipients to concentrate on their artwork.
  • Chair and Faculty member Kathryn Dethier was featured in an article titled “Queen Village: A Modern Makeover for Fabric Row” in November 2014.  Kathryn worked on façade improvement proposals for two Philadelphia businesses on 4th street of Fabric Row.  She recently completed designs for the new Moon and Arrow building, Paradigm Art Gallery and Digital Ferret Music.


  • Moore Interior Design majors Jade Esplin and Monica Glebocki are participating with students from around Philadelphia in this exhibition that explores the creative work happening in local architecture and design schools.

  • Carol Elia '88 worked on a project at C R DESIGN that was recently awarded the Interior Design for Pine Run's new Community Center or Hub as it is called by the Pine Run Staff and Residents. This $6 million project is located in Doylestown, PA. C R Design has recently completed for the same client a 5 story Health Center Renovation project which included selection and design of all new finishes as well as procurement of $1 million in furnishings

  • Architectural Digest magazine will spotlight Kathleen Vissar '80 and her company Wells Vissar Inc. in the November 2014 issue. The article delves into the 20 year history of Wells Vissar Inc. It explains how Kathleen incorporates the old world craft of scagliola into the architectural forms/installations that she and her staff design and fabricate (in Philadelphia) for both residential and commercial interiors.



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...