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department of

Interior Architecture

senior thesis 2012

s a m f o r d

u n i v e r s i t y


“the process of forming and relating ideas.


Doug Davis, Alumni 2003

Jonthan Hass, Alumni 2010

title: Designer firm: Tracery Interiors, AL.

title: Graphic Designer firm: Davis Architects, AL.

Molly Hammond, Alumni 2006

Kate Sharp, Alumni 2011

title: Interior Designer firm: Lori Graham Design, DC.

title: Interior Architect firm: Kirksey Architecture, Texas

“experience a progression of encounters through the


he professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces.


he Professional Interior Designer analyzes the client’s needs, goals, and life and safety requirements; integrates findings with knowledge of interior design; formulates preliminary design concepts that are appropriate, functional, and aesthetic; develops and presents final design recommendations though appropriate presentation media; prepares working drawings and specifications for non-load-bearing interior construction, materials, finishes, space planning, furnishings, fixtures, and equipment; collaborates with licensed practitioners who offer professional services in the technical areas of mechanical, electrical, and load-bearing design as required for regulatory approval; prepares and administers bids and contract documents as the client’s agent; and reviews and evaluates design solutions during implementation and upon completion.”

This definition is endorsed by NCIDQ, CIDA, major interior design associations of North America, and unaffiliated professional interior designers.

“No other art employs a colder more abstract form, but at the same time no other art is is so



he Department of Interior Architecture is able to offer scholarships based upon portfolio review to students who choose majors in our department. The amount of award varies according to the funds available to the Department, and quality of application. Application must be completed and portfolio submitted by February 1 for entering freshmen. For those students who did not submit portfolios as entering freshman, scholarship opportunity is available upon the completion of the student’s sophomore portfolio review.


he Department awards medals or certificates of merit to students with GPAs of 3.5 or above. An award is also made to the Outstanding Senior in each major.

intimately connected with man’s daily life from the cradle to the grave.” Steen Eiler Rasmussen


“beauty appeals to the eye and through the eye to the mind stirring in us

emotions or feelings of pleasure a higher kind of pleasure than that which is derived solely from the gratification of the senses the kind which is

distinguished as aesthetic.”  

Charles H Caffin

Architecture comes from the making of a room. The


oom is the place of the mind. . .� Louis Kahn

Table for thesis students

Casual seating area in studio

Non-thesis student communal work table



he interior design major and the pre-architecture students share a common curriculum for the first two years of study. These foundation courses introduce applicable theory and skills, preparing the students for a more specific design direction: interior design, interior architecture, or architecture.


hose students completing their BFA in Interior Design at Samford University will engage in a curriculum sequence whose content adheres to CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) standards. The program prepares design students to combine aesthetic values with practical needs and realities. Program graduates weigh design decisions with social, cultural, and ecological context in mind. Based on a foundation in fine art, the students utilize a holistic approach that integrates interior design with architecture stresses the threedimensional use of space, considers the user’s awareness and experience of space, and incorporates the necessary understanding of codes and life-safety issues.


he faculty strives to graduate professionals who use their trained aesthetic sense, technical ability, personal discernment, and communication skills to design spaces that function according to the users’ needs and improve the quality of the users’ lives. The professors work not only to communicate a passion for good design, but also to instill that passion in students.

DEGREE AWARDED A Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Interior Design with a minor in Art. Core requirements include 46 core/general education credits; 22 credits for an Art minor, and 66 IARC credits for a total of 134 credits required for graduation. Accreditation The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredits Samford University’s interior design program.

“A good designer studies the work of other designers.


GREAT designer studies everything.�

Orlando Diaz-Azcuy

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Samford University Department of Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture 2012-2013  

Samford University Department of Interior Architecture