Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Introduction to the department
The built environment is developed, transformed and expanded day by day in parallel to the increasing world population. With the impact of globalization and technology, information exchange between regions has increased, intercultural communication has flourished. It is a fact that social, cultural and economic developments of the societies accelerated in the light of these developments. Social developments revive the quality of the built environment and so the user expectation on qualified, functional and aesthetic spatial organizations increases constantly. Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Program aims to develop functional, aesthetic, sustainable and unique designs to meet the users’ necessities by the assessment of people-orientated approach with advancing technology. In an attempt to create healthy, comfortable and sustainable living quarters, designing spatial elements and ensuring the togetherness of indoor and outdoor spaces are also the major subjects of the department beside its main focus on interior space.

General information about the department courses
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Program is a four-year program and the language of education is English. As well as technical and technological knowledge, physical and psychological human needs, developing design processes in the light of this data and representation of the designs are among the main subjects of the courses. Associated with the design studios, the courses on history of art and design, drawing and representation techniques, building materials and techniques, ergonomics, environmental design form the curriculum of the department. According to the curriculum which is paired with theory and practice, students will be able to experience the professional life and to develop their professional abilities by way of summer practices and professional practice courses.

What field of interest students should have?
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design discipline requires firstly to be interested in social issues which have a close relation with the life quality. To be able to design qualified spaces, it is needed to be sensitive and observative about the subjects as human, environment and aesthetics. Visual culture will be the main source to find the inspiration for the designs. As in other design disciplines, professional events and publications should be followed and so the knowledge on professional developments and design trends should be kept updated as of student days.

The job opportunities after the graduation
The alumni of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design program can have job opportunities in interior architecture / architecture offices, public institutions, construction companies, material, furniture, media and advertising fields or they can pursue their works independently as interior architect and environmental designer.  

Moreover, the students of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department at ABU will have the opportunity to work in international arena thanks to English education and international vision of the university environment.

Why they should select ABU Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department?
ABU Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Program aims to educate creative, all-rounder and qualified designers who have contemporary knowledge and ability at an international level and sensitivity to social and environmental values at the same time.

Due to the international characteristics of ABU, the education and researches in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Department create competition in international platform. Furthermore, reaching, analyzing, developing the knowledge and contributing the professional discipline in regional and global levels get easy due to this feature.

Another significant advantage of the department is the association of theory and practice, the formation of the program considering the technological developments and the relationship between production and management as well as the establishment of design context.