Maryville University Named Top School for Interior Design

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Maryville University has been named a top school on America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey. The ranking is published by DesignIntelligence.

“We’re elated that our interior design program is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest Region by DesignIntelligence,” said Darlene Davison, associate professor and director of the program. “This accomplishment reflects our 100 percent employment placement, as well as the positive impressions our alumni make in the interior design community.”

Maryville University interior design alumni are employed by a wide range of firms in St. Louis, and nationally in cities such as Chicago, Ill., and Los Angeles, Calif. They are employed by international top 100 firms such as HOK and Cannon, mid-sized firms such as Christner Inc., Arcturis, The Lawrence Group, and Forum Studio, and boutique firms including Nehring Design, O’Toole, and NewGround.

Along with these opportunities, and serving as owners of their own design agencies, alumni also work for in roles such as workplace strategist, facilities manager, and product designer.

The America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools survey is conducted annually by DesignIntelligence on behalf of the Design Futures Council. Professional practice leaders with direct experience hiring and supervising recent architecture and design graduates participate in the research.

The survey asks participants, “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for a future in the profession and designing a sustainable future?” In addition, practitioners assess teaching skills such as design, communication, sustainability, and technology.