Interior Design named 13th Most Admired Program in the country
Radford University’s Interior Design program was named the 13th Most Admired School for the 2018-19 academic year out of 25 by Design Intelligence.
The rankings included Design Intelligence’s 12 focus areas for undergraduate programs. Radford's ranking for each individual area was:
- Communication and presentation skills – eighth
- Construction materials and methods - eighth
- Design technologies – sixth
- Design theory and practice - fourth
- Engineering fundamentals - fourth
- Healthy built environments - third
- Interdisciplinary studies – third
- Transdisciplinary collaborations across architecture/engineering/construction - fifth
- Project planning and management - second
- Practice management - third
- Research - second
- Sustainably built environments / adaptive design / resilient design - second
“Radford University is proud and pleased to be recognized once again as one of America’s most admired and best interior design programs,” said Holly Cline, chair of the Department of Design. “Our students are incredible. They work extremely hard and are passionate about design. We owe this accomplishment to them and their dedication to Radford University and the design profession.”
Design Intelligence is an independent company that is dedicated to the success of organizations in architecture, engineering, construction and design. Design Intelligence is the only major ranking of design programs in the United States.
The rankings are conducted from a poll of employers of design graduates who are asked which schools they most admire for a combination of faculty, programs, culture and student preparation for the workplace.
Radford University was joined in the 2018-19 rankings with programs such as the Savannah College of Art and Design, Cornell University, Virginia Tech, Auburn University and Syracuse University.