The Interior Architecture Department is a community of scholars active in design theory and practice. We teach Interior Architecture as a multidisciplinary activity, both informing and defined by various related fields. Learning to design interiors is a complex and rigorous task, requiring devotion, passion, and a fundamental interest in human and environmental relationships. Our curriculum focuses on the development of an understanding of materials, finishes, furnishings, manufactured objects and products, buildings, context, human behavior, and human development. Instruction in these areas converges with general education requirements at UNC Greensboro to reinforce and expand the multidisciplinary nature of this field and to prepare the student for a career in designing interiors.
Our programs in Interior Architecture are both research and making intensive. Students can tailor their curricular path to their interests and professional aspirations, mixing and matching different areas of focus such as community-engaged design, sustainability, product design, and historic preservation. All curriculums are anchored in the commitment to making designs that promote social, psychological, and ecological well-being.
The Center for Community-Engaged Design is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters community/university partnerships for meaningful research and design of the built and natural environments. CC-ED collaborates with community partners, non-profit organizations, and municipal departments to address design-related projects in underserved areas and for underrepresented populations in the Piedmont-Triad area.
Since March of 2016, the North Carolina Main Street Program has partnered with UNCG’s Interior Architecture Department and its Center for Community-Engaged Design to provide design assistance to the 94 Main Street communities across the State. So far, the Main Street Fellows working with Professor Jo Leimenstoll have completed designs for over 176 facade rehabs and 15 upper story apartment conversions in 50 NC towns.
Due to COVID-19, we have reduced in-person office hours for Fall 2020.
The IARc Office will be open from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm on:
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Zoom Meetings available by appointment.