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School of Architecture and Interior Design

The School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati prepares students for critical engagement with practice. This critical engagement presupposes sustained evaluation of principles, traditions, and requirements of building in all its aspects, interior and exterior. Our goal is to advance the professions of architecture and interior design by combining ethical judgment and technical proficiency in pursuit of excellence, whether the product of our expertise is a physical or intellectual construction.

In view of constantly changing conditions for practice, our program seeks to multiply insights and abilities in every student - sensitivity to the aesthetic and social responsibilities of environmental intervention; the life-long cultivation of a broad, synthesizing, and humanistic world view; respect for the benefits of research and innovation; deepened commitment to specific lines of inquiry; an advanced understanding of the culture of practice; readiness for professional responsibilities; design acumen, advanced graphic skills and technical vocabulary; affection for risk; and love of play.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in Architecture and Interior Design. Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, and Doctorate of Architecture degrees are offered at the graduate level. A minor in Architectural Studies is also available.

As part of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, the Interior Design program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).