The Interior Architecture (ARIA) curriculum prepares the graduate as a specialist in the design of interior architecture. Students are trained to be leaders in shaping the exterior and interior of the physical environment.
Students apply for the ARIA Program during their second year of the Architecture Program. After five years and two summers of study, the ARIA student receives a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The ARIA Program has a separate admissions process in addition to the admissions requirements for the Architecture Program because the students are pursuing both degrees concurrently.
Bachelor of Interior Architecture
The Bachelor of Interior Architecture program is one that students apply for during their second year of the Architecture program. At the end of five years and two summers of study, the ARIA student receives a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree. The Interior Architecture program has a separate admissions process in addition to the same basic admissions requirements as the Architecture program since the students are pursuing both degrees concurrently.
For more information on the Architecture degree please visit the Architecture Program page.
Participation in the Interior Architecture (ARIA) program is highly selective. Students are eligible to apply for the Interior Architecture program in the spring of their second year of the Architecture Program. This policy allows for a summer ARIA thesis class size based on yearly available faculty resources.
ARIA Spring semester applications (Second-year students)
The Interior Architecture faculty will make a selection of second year students at the end of Spring semester. Class size is based on available faculty resources and may vary each year. These students will initially participate in the ARIA-designated Third Year Fall Semester Studio. Selection of students is based primarily on the ARIA faculty-comprised Admission Board’s assessment of submitted design work. The assessment will be based on the students’ statements of intent and on three projects that demonstrate a high quality of design ability. A high quality of design ability is considered to be an indication of an applicant’s capability to take on the extra degree requirements of the ARIA degree. Additionally, it is required that accepted students have completed their appropriate studio coursework and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA for conditional acceptance into the ARIA dual degree program. The students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in their studio coursework during the third and fourth year to proceed into the ARIA Summer Thesis semester. If a 3.0 studio GPA is not maintained, a review by the ARIA Admissions Board will be required to determine a student’s eligibility to continue in the program.
Progress in the Interior Architecture Program
To proceed to the beginning sequence of design studio at third, fourth, and fifth year levels, the student must have completed all required prerequisite courses for that respective year-level, as indicated in the model curriculum. Enrollment in 3000-level BSCI courses will be limited to those students with a GPA of 2.5 or above and third-year standing in design studio.
Elements of Interior Architecture
Elements of Interior Architecture is composed of a sequence of seminars offered to third and fourth year students seeking the dual ARIA degree at Auburn University.
ARIA Summer Thesis Studios and classes.
5th Year Options Applications
Note: All students are required to fill out the On-Campus application. If you do not, you will not be considered for any of the three options.
Come by Student Services in Dudley Hall 104 to pick up applications and for information on application deadlines.
As a student in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC), you will be required to pay a professional fee in addition to your normal tuition. This fee is used to support our professional programs in regard to the provision of information technology infrastructure and the general needs of professional instruction.
The program also allows interested students to arrange academic enrichment opportunities in conjunction with two of the School of Architecture’s special programs: the Center for Architecture and Urban Studies in Birmingham (Urban StudioUrban_Studio.aspx
) and the Off-Campus Studies
In the event a grade of "D" or "F" is received in any required course in the major, a review is required for continuance in the program. Based on the outcome of this review, a student may be required to repeat the course or, in the case of design studios, the entire studio sequence for that respective year-level. Students receiving a second "D" when repeating a required course will be reviewed for continuance in the program. Similarly, a student receiving a majority of grades of "C" or poorer may be reviewed for continuance in the program.
Students must maintain professional standards of behavior, as outlined in the Tiger Cub, at all times while on university property and while participating in school sponsored trips, events and activities. Failure to do so may be grounds for dismissal from the program.
To proceed to the beginning sequence of design studio at third, fourth, or fifth year levels, the student must have completed all required prerequisite courses for that respective year-level, as indicated in the model curriculum. Enrollment in 3000-level BSCI courses will be limited to those students with a GPA of 2.50 or above and second-year standing in design studio.
Believing that the individual is better placed than the academic organization to manage the increased financial commitment required to provide the level digital input technologies that the professional education demands, the decision has been made to require students to purchase Laptop computers upon entry to the Architecture and Landscape Architecture programs, along with a suite of software that coordinates with both studio and classroom instruction.
- Dagg, Christian | Interior Architecture Program Chair
- Miller, Justin
- O’Neal-Dagg, Becky | CADC Associate Dean
- Schumacher, Sheri