RISD’s Interior Architecture Department is accepting applications to two new Graduate Programs in Adaptive Reuse:
Master of Arts in Interior Architecture
[ 1+ years ]
The MA in Interior Architecture (Adaptive Reuse) program is intense, but short, requiring a summer program plus one year of study. A significant amount of work in all architectural offices is now centered on the rehabilitation and reuse of existing buildings. For students who have earned a BArch or its equivalent from another country, an MA from RISD with a focus on Adaptive Reuse provides a clear competitive edge in the job market. MA graduates leave RISD prepared to engage in the practice of adaptive reuse and to develop strategies in their work that recognize the importance of social and environmental responsibility.
Master of Design in Interior Studies (Adaptive Reuse)
[ 2+ years ]
The MDes in Interior Studies (Adaptive Reuse) allows students who have not earned a first professional degree in architecture to focus on the alteration of existing structures through interior interventions and adaptive reuse. Offered outside the confines of professional architectural licensure, this rigorous program requires an intensive summer session followed by two years of study. It prepares graduates to engage in this subject as design professionals, not as licensed architects.