Interior Design

The Interior Design concentration at Wayne State University prepares design professionals committed to improving quality of life, increasing productivity and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public in interior environments. The curriculum requires a rigorous investigation into artistic conceptualization along with the design of the interior space and its furnishings. Career options include residential and commercial design within the architectural and interior design industries, exhibit and furniture design.

"I offer a variety of positions to help students analyze in different ways, not just through one theoretical framework. This way they can consider the collective, individual, and social memory of the building and the larger practice of adaptive reuse. Detroit is so well suited for this kind of analysis because there's so such rich architectural heritage here along with so much transformation. But this transformation can't be top down or pejorative. There are connections between the theoretical ways in which we are framing the city and the ways that the city itself wants to be seen."  
-Evan Pavka, faculty

Career opportunities

  • Commercial designer
  • Exhibition designer
  • Interior designer
  • Residential designer
  • Bathroom designer
  • Kitchen designer
  • Furniture designer
  • Lighting specialist


  • 20 Computers with AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion360, SketchUp, Adobe Suite
  • Lighting Studio equipped with working examples of many lighting systems
  • Materials lab
  • Model making work space with basic tools, 3D printing and laser cutting
  • Fully equipped wood working shop

Student work gallery