School of Architecture and Interior Design

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The School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati prepares students for critical practice. Our students engage with the principles, traditions, and requirements of building in all its aspects, interior and exterior. 

Architecture and Interior Design Programs

Our goal is to advance the professions of Architecture and Interior Design by combining ethical judgment, creative research and technical proficiency in pursuit of excellence. We seek to nurture a life-long world view that recognizes the designer’s responsibility to the environment, society, and the profession. Students are encouraged to take risks with their design ideas, and develop the skills to communicate them. The faculty and students of SAID strive to advance the discourse of environmental design, to respond effectively to change, and to integrate research with technical expertise.

Virtual Undergraduate Information Sessions

Know what career you want but not sure which major will take you there? You are invited to our Virtual Event Series to learn what undergraduate major is best for you!

These one-hour, virtual information sessions will allow you to explore academic opportunities here at DAAP. Pick the sessions that interest you to learn more about:

Architecture vs. Architectural Engineering

Are you interested in becoming a professional Architect? Are you unsure what your next steps should be? Join the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to learn about what it takes to become an Architect through either of our colleges.

Cooperative Education

Want to learn more about UC’s #4 ranked co-op program? Are you interested in gaining full-time professional experience while earning your undergraduate degree? Join staff the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Linder College of Business, and the College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services and Information Technology to learn more!

Majoring in Performing and Visual Arts

Wondering how to pursue your dreams in the art, architecture, design, music, media, or theatre? From fashion design and commercial music production to fine art and ballet, UC offers immersive academics, experience-based learning, and preparation for a bright future. Join staff from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning and the College-Conservatory of Music and to learn more about why you should major in the performing and visual arts at UC!

The School of Architecture and Interior Design offers degrees in:

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).

School of Architecture and Interior Design

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
7210 DAAP
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

P 513-556-6426
F 513-556-1230

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