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).
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. http://moore.edu/about-moore/blog-publications/blog/moore-students-participate-in-degrees-of-design
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.