Question:

Can an architect be an interior designer?

4 August, 2021 Terry Wiers 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: RAYMOND SCHROEDER
    9 August, 2021

    A qualified architect (in the US) is also permitted to practice as a registered interior designer, subject to provisions described in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards "Uniform Practice Code for Architects/Interior Designers". If you are looking for more specific information about becoming an interior designer (or architect), please visit this website.
    If you're interested in learning something about what architects have to say about designing interiors, you might want to take a look at some links related specifically to this topic.

  • AUTHOR: ZACHARY RAMAGE
    9 August, 2021

    Yes. Many people don't realize that an architect deals with interior design daily, as often the house includes spaces inside. When designing a building, it is difficult to separate interiors and exteriors because of the interconnected areas like heating and cooling ducts and electric wiring in addition to the physical shape of items on site like doors, counters, etc. In other words everything from flooring to kitchen islands falls within their scope. For this reason many architects deal only with one side of architecture - exterior or interior - but not both."
    Obviously some architects will specialize in one aspect while others will have expertise in both but multi-partite architectural firms exist which pursue both aspects at once.

  • AUTHOR: CHRISTOPHER PARIS
    9 August, 2021

    Frequently. The two different design fields are usually categorized by their goals, namely with interior designers making the final design decision and architects designing structures to meet a specific set of needs. If you're interested in learning more about this debate, here's an article from Houzz that can help you make up your mind.

  • AUTHOR: GARY RAMAGE
    9 August, 2021

    Yes, an architect can also be an interior designer. The profession of architecture is the designing and creation of buildings or any other structures in order to fulfill a general need for shelter and stability. While architects get into some major design aspects like structural stability, construction materials, etc., they would most likely spend most of their time planning the inside layout as well if it's a residential project since it is not feasible to do those things on other projects that don't involve living spaces. Interior designers design and plan outdoor spaces such as restaurants and shopping malls rather than individual residences so while they often overlap at points there are usually clear definitions about what each type of professional does everyday which answer this question for sure!

  • AUTHOR: REBECKA ANTES
    9 August, 2021

    For the most part, yes. However, there are certain requirements that need to be met in order to become an architect even before you receive a building or design license from your state; for example, you have to have two years of work experience at the time of registration. In order to get an interior design license from your state all you need is a high school diploma and relevant experience as well as passing the ARE (Architect Registration Exam) which consists of a logic test and spatial reasoning test.

    For those who are interested in combining architecture with interior design schooling would include undergraduate coursework split between architecture courses (including Interior Design studios) plus any electives they want.

  • AUTHOR: SCOTT COBY
    9 August, 2021

    Absolutely. An architect becomes an interior designer when he or she creates a space that both fits the need for functionality and aesthetics within. Often times, architecture is more about function while design is more about looks.

    It's worth noting that one can be both an architect and a designer-for instance designing buildings and then the layout of furniture inside them. In this way, it can often be helpful to know how each profession approaches different parts of their design projects because their perspective will help contribute to the completed product's end-mission, which might not otherwise have been achieved through individual work alone.