Interior Architecture Department
169 Weybosset Street
02903 Providence, RI

For department-specific questions contact: 
Wendy Abelson
Department Coordinator
401 454-6272

For general questions about the application process contact: 
401 454-6300
800 364-7473

The Department of Interior Architecture is housed in the Center for Integrative Technologies (CIT) at 169 Weybosset Street. The studio space located on the 3rd and 6th floors serve as the student’s home space and making space, with dedicated crit spaces and classrooms. The department shares CIT space with other departments. These include a small ‘auditorium,’ seminar rooms and classrooms as well as the Sol Kofler Gallery.

The INTAR Makerspace, on the third floor, is a dedicated department lab with laser cutters and a CNC cutter. Other equipment includes 3D printers, plotters, printers. The students have access to a shared wood shop facility with table saw, band saws, sanders, and Co-Works, a RISD making facility that includes an eclectic mix of digital fabrication, traditional fabrication, 2D printing, sewing and textiles processes, programming and electronics, virtual reality, and machine learning.

All students are supported by an advisor, a member of the full-time faculty assigned to them for the duration of their program. Advisors support students through academic evaluations of program and career direction as well as with professional advice.

Students, primarily undergraduates, have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in a variety of affiliated programs. The office RISD Global offers a range of learning opportunities designed to broaden the global perspectives of students, faculty and alumni. The European Honors Program and the International Exchange Program are two venues for these opportunities.

While internships are not part of the required curriculum, they can be credit bearing. RISD’s Career Center provides a portal for sharing portfolios, advising on career issues, and online access to employment opportunities/internships.

Students with an interest in Exhibition Design can also apply for internships and fellowship positions with the RISD Museum, where they work directly with the museum staff on curatorial matters as well as installation.