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DESIGN PROCESS MASTERY

Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
DESIGN PROCESS MASTERY
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

In interior design education, students can learn about the array of pedagogical strategies created to give them a profound understanding of the discipline, from the traditional fundamentals to mastering the advancements in design technologies. Our Interior Design Level 2 program takes a multifaceted approach to teaching, combining traditional lectures, interactive workshops, and immersive studio sessions to give students the information and abilities they need to navigate the complexities of advanced interior design. Studio-based learning, which enables students to use advanced digital tools and technology collaboratively to realize their design visions, is fundamental to our educational paradigm. In addition, field trips provide students with invaluable firsthand knowledge of industry practices and the practical application of technology in real-world settings. Additionally, specialized workshops offer focused instruction in advanced design software and digital rendering techniques, guaranteeing that students are well-equipped for industry challenges.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

In Interior Design Level 2, students will develop advanced skills and proficiency in the design process and methodological approach. They will respond effectively to specified briefs through practical application and interpretation of complete interior design proposals. Design Project I provides students with hands-on experience applying design methodology to projects such as two-story residences or small commercial typologies. Mastery in technical drawing is emphasized, with students expected to create scaled technical drawings of spatial divisions and furniture layouts following industry standards.

Additionally, students will acquire proficiency in digital rendering techniques, enabling them to illustrate interior spaces accurately through digital perspective views with material rendering. Intermediate Digital Design coursework enhances students’ capabilities in creating color palettes, charts, material boards, and specification binders using digital tools. Proficiency in 3D digital modeling tools empowers students to create intricate interior design projects and visualize design concepts in three-dimensional space. Moreover, engagement with History of Art, Design & Visual Culture II deepens students’ understanding of art and design evolution from the late 19th century to the present, enriching their design practice with historical insights.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

Through industry connections, students in the interior design program can enhance their careers with Istituto Marangoni Miami’s industry partners. With a curriculum that aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of market dynamics, our all-inclusive program guarantees that students are ready for success in the job. Thanks to more than 80 partnerships with the Miami Design District and other esteemed organizations, students have unrivaled access to professionals in the field and practical experiences. While programs like design contests and premium brand collaborations offer practical experience, in-class learning is enhanced by hands-on projects, industry-based partnerships, and design challenges. Our committed Career Services team provides individualized assistance with job applications, practice interviews, and resume preparation to support students’ career objectives.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a cutting-edge, 7-story building in the center of the Design District. Every level is planned to meet the various needs of our students, offering them a creative space that fosters learning and growth. Our program provides a comprehensive learning environment comprising theory classrooms, studio labs, materials labs, and computer labs equipped with industry-standard software like AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion. These tools empower students to learn and create effectively in every aspect of their interior design coursework.

Students can progressively learn with these tools within their program design courses and start building their professional interior design portfolio. These include a comprehensive library, both physical and virtual, stocked with essential references and research materials. Our interior design students also have the opportunity to learn about industry materials and projects that enhance their learning experience through luxury design houses near the area. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule a virtual tour to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

If you want to apply to our 11-Week Level Courses in Interior Design, the first step in the admissions process would be the online application. Once completed, you’ll receive a detailed email with all the instructions to continue with your registration, including how to submit your documents and, if necessary, apply for a visa. Our Designated School Official (DSO) will provide additional support to international students during the visa application process. After completing your registration, you will receive information regarding orientation, housing possibilities, and other matters.

CURRICULUM

Our Interior Design program’s Level 2, “Interior Design Process,” expands on the fundamental knowledge students learned in Level 1 and gives them a deeper understanding of the methodological approaches and design processes crucial to working in the industry. Students at this level learn about the investigation and application process, developing their abilities and creativity to solve challenging design problems. Level 2 students study the complexities of interior design, gaining the ability to apply design approaches and comprehend detailed design concepts that successfully fulfill specified requirements. Students participate in practical projects, hone their critical thinking abilities, and polish their design style through immersive courses. This level emphasizes practical application, with classes focusing on design project implementation, technical drawing, digital rendering techniques, digital design proficiency, 3D modeling, and exploring art, design, and visual culture throughout history. Students are encouraged to push the boundaries of their creativity, experiment with different design concepts, and develop their unique design styles. By the end of Level 2, students will have a well-rounded understanding of the process of interior design, principles, enhanced technical skills, and the ability to conceptualize and execute interior design projects from inception to completion.

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DESIGN PROJECT I

Students apply design approaches to real-world interior design projects in the “Design Project I” course, concentrating on two-story homes and the commercial interior design process. They investigate customer demands, evaluate spatial requirements, and create conceptual design solutions under the guidance of an instructor. The focus is on originality, creativity, and critical thinking, resulting in a thorough interior design proposal demonstrating their capacity to use design concepts in real-world contexts. By the end of this interior design course, students will understand the home interior design process.

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INTERIOR GRAPHIC STANDARDS

In the “Interior Graphic Standards” course, students acquire the skills necessary to produce accurate technical drawings for interior spaces, which include scaled representations of furniture arrangements and spatial divisions. Students will also understand the interior architecture design process while converting design concepts into precise drawings that meet industrial standards through practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Students who complete this course will have the fundamental abilities to explain design concepts to contractors, clients, and other design process participants.

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DIGITAL RENDERING TECHNIQUES

In “Digital Rendering Techniques,” students acquire the skills to visualize and communicate interior design concepts effectively through digital rendering. Through hands-on practice and guided instruction, students learn to create compelling interior perspective views using digital tools. They develop proficiency in applying appropriate materials and rendering techniques to enhance their renderings’ realism and visual impact. This course equips students with the ability to produce professional-quality visualizations that effectively communicate their design ideas to clients and stakeholders.

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INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL DESIGN

In the “Intermediate Digital Design” interior design course, students develop their ability to use digital technologies to produce necessary components for projects involving interior graphic standards. Through hands-on activities and project-based learning, students acquire the ability to create material boards, specification binders, charts, and color palettes. Students who understand these digital design skills can showcase material options, communicate design concepts, and precisely and clearly structure project specifications. Students who complete this course will be equipped to provide professional-caliber documentation that aids in creating and presenting interior design ideas.

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3D MODELING

In the 3D Modeling for Interior Design course, students concentrate on becoming proficient in using 3D technologies to realize their ideas for interior design. Students gain expertise in building realistic, intricate 3D models of interior environments through guided training and practical assignments. Students can precisely portray furniture layouts, architectural features, and spatial groupings within their ideas by learning how to browse and operate 3D software. This course gives students the tools to explain and visualize their design concepts in three dimensions, which improves their capacity to deliver thorough and persuasive interior design proposals.

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HISTORY OF ART, DESIGN & VISUAL CULTURE II

In the “History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture II” course, students study how these fields have changed from the late 1800s to the present. Through critical analysis and contextual research, students examine how cultural changes, artistic movements, and design trends have impacted the aesthetic landscape and how items are perceived and used over time. Students have a more precise grasp of the connections between artistic expression, societal values, and technological breakthroughs by studying significant achievements in art and design history. By fostering an understanding of the various viewpoints and influences that have shaped modern visual culture, this course equips students to understand and analyze design in the context of larger historical and cultural changes.

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TUITION AND COST

Cost and Fees Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4  Total One Year Program Cost
Tuition and Cost  $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $8,000 $38,000
Campus Fee per Level  $250 $250 $250 $250 $1,000
Digital Resource Fees per Level $350 $350 $350 $350 $1,400
Graduation Fee  N/A N/A N/A $400 $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $12,600 $10,600 $8,600 $9,000 $40,800

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand that each student’s financial situation is unique. That’s why we offer various payment options tailored to the specific program you are applying to. For detailed information about the payment opportunities available for our programs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our representatives. They will be delighted to assist you in finding the best program for you and answer any questions you might have. 

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*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

BEYOND
THE CLASSROOM

Internships

A wide range of internships are available to you as a student at Istituto Marangoni Miami’s Interior Design program, many of which are specific to your field of study. Whether your passion lies in creating inspiring interior spaces, crafting innovative design solutions, or exploring the latest trends in the industry, our internship programs are made to support your academic goals and offer priceless practical experience. These internships provide a distinctive combination of hands-on learning and professional growth, putting you on the path to a successful career in interior design. Opportunities include working with prestigious design firms and supporting real-world interior design projects.

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Industry Networking Sessions

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand the value of networking in the field of interior design. We give students exclusive access to essential members of the interior design community and invite them to speak to our students through our ‘In Conversation With’ series. These individuals share their knowledge and ideas, providing insightful advice for budding designers. Furthermore, our instructors, industry events, volunteer programs, and partnerships with luxury design companies offer many networking opportunities for students to broaden their professional horizons and establish significant relationships within the interior design field. Interior Design in Miami provides a thriving career path with many opportunities for emerging designers. With the field experiencing substantial growth, aspiring professionals’ prospects are promising and expansive.

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Design Contests

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we value growth and development through the spirit of competition and experiential learning. Therefore, we urge our students studying interior design to participate in various design competitions. These contests present real-world challenges, from conceptualizing innovative design solutions to collaborating with industry partners on creative projects. By participating in these competitions, students can hone their abilities, demonstrate their talents, and obtain real-world experience—all of which improve their portfolios and position them for success in the competitive world of interior design.

Collaborations

Collaborations with top interior design brands are a priority for Istituto Marangoni Miami, as they give our students vital practical experience and mentorship possibilities. Students get the opportunity to learn about the different facets of the industry through these relationships. Students experience real-world circumstances, learn from industry experts through interior design projects for esteemed customers, and showcase their work in notable publications and exhibitions. Working with industry experts from Kartell, Illulian, Cabana, IIDA, EAST Hotel, West Elm, and more has helped students hone their abilities and understand interior design thoroughly, setting them up for success in this competitive industry.

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MEET OUR
FACULTY

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Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
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Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
read more
Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Dr. Lazo-Flores has been in the creative industry and higher education for over thirty years. She has been a design educator in both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of interior architecture, landscape architecture, furniture design, product and interface design, industrial design, and studio art programs in the US, Singapore, Japan, and the Philippines. She has professionally practiced for over ten years, covering luxury residential design, commercial offices, hospitality spaces, trade shows, and military buildings in various parts of the world. She received her Ph.D. in Design Science and Planning from Chiba University, Japan, with a Japanese Ministry of Education scholarship. Teaching Areas: Research & Concept Development, Design for Sustainability and Interior Graphic Standards
read more
Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores
Dean of Interior Design
An architect from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, Jose started his career among local top architects while developing a 5-year tutoring experience in design disciplines. He pursued an MA in Design and Media Management at the Miami International University of Art and Design, which provided him with invaluable insights into the interior design business in the US. His current experience focuses on upscale residential and hospitality projects. Jose covers Design Studio, Interior Graphic Standards, and Advanced Visual Presentation Techniques, among many others. Teaching Areas: Digital Rendering Techniques and Design Project II
read more
Jose E. Rodriguez
Interior Design Professor
A meticulous interior designer focused on developing interiors within the hospitality design industry. He is also an electronica enthusiast, a passionate educator, and a lover of all things design. He earned his BFA in Interior Architectural Design at California State University—Long Beach. He teaches Design Studio and AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Design Project I  
read more
Man Hum Chan
Interior Design Professor
A professional lighting designer with a broad design practice in Chicago with dbHMS, New York with G2J Design, and Miami with ISP Design, all with multiple interior spaces. At ISP Design, he was on the team designing various Apple flagship store designs for national and international branches. Currently, he is a design consultant and teaches lighting courses at multiple institutions in Miami. Gustavo holds an MA in Lighting Design from Parsons New School of Design and a BFA in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Teaching Areas: Lighting Design
read more
Gustavo Gil
Interior Design Professor
After graduating from Texas A&M University with an architecture degree, Mr. Sukphisit held positions such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) / CAD manager, project manager, on-site BIM trainer, and college-level Revit and AutoCAD software instructor. Mr. Sukphisit is a Revit Certified Professional. His interests have been in new skills development (including BIM implementations, COBie deliverables, and laser scanning) and bringing those skills to his current position as Project Manager for Broward County and Adjunct Faculty at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Over his 20 years of architecture, engineering, and construction experience, Mr. Sukphisit has prepared many contract deliverables, which he strongly shares with students in his coursework. Teaching Areas: Sensory and Experience Design 
read more
Peck Sukphisit
Interior Design Professor
Ricardo Garcia is a talented graphic designer with an MA in Design and Media Management from Miami International University of Art and Design. His design expertise is multidisciplinary, and he excellently provides layout and design direction in diverse projects. He has worked on end-to-end brand creative, brand systems, social-digital experiences, brand campaigns, launches, and events for high-tech and digital brands. Teaching Areas: Introduction to Digital Design and Intermediate Digital Design
read more
Ricardo Garcia
Interior Design Professor
Andrea is an architect and project manager with over fourteen years of experience in interior design and furnishings, especially in the kitchen and bath area. She works as a training specialist for one of the world’s largest kitchen manufacturers. Andrea received her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Rafael Urdaneta in Venezuela. She teaches AutoCAD for the Intensive Interior Design Program. Teaching Areas: Interior Design Fundamentals
read more
Andrea Fernandez
Interior Design Professor
Michelle is a dedicated and results-oriented professional with over 11 years of broad-based experience in higher education – excelling in various teaching methods to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking among students. On top of her expertise in increasing student performance, syllabus development, and course planning, she has diverse and extensive experience in fashion education, branding, graphic design, and business. She has served in senior design management positions in the fashion and beauty industries. Her lesson planning and class organization expertise extends to her teaching of Business in Interior Design and Business of Luxury. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a BA in Marketing from Barry University. Teaching Areas: Business of Interior Design
read more
Michelle Pitter
Interior Design Professor
Ms. Mariam Elias is an educator, designer, and writer. In the last five years, she has served in various academic institutions locally and internationally, such as Florida International University, Istituto Marangoni Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design in Miami, and Coventry University in Cairo, Egypt. She has taught in graduate programs such as the MA in Design & Media Management and MFA in Visual Arts. She has also covered courses in disciplines such as Advertising, Graphic Design, and Interior Design. Teaching Areas: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture
read more
Mariam Elias
Interior Design Professor
With degrees in Architecture & Historic Preservation from Tulane University in New Orleans, Elizabeth Glenn has worked as an industry professional in South Florida since 1999, specializing in high-end residential and luxury hospitality projects and mixed-use, commercial, and medical facilities. Since 2008, she began teaching at the collegiate level in several local schools. Elizabeth has over 60 different courses developed and taught within the creative fields of interior design, architecture, and industrial design. Ms. Glenn is a Steven L. Cohen and Associates Project Manager in Boca Raton. My other major interests include design history, furniture design, and origami. Teaching Areas: Interior Graphic Standards and Applications and Sensory and Experience Design
read more
Elizabeth Glen
Interior Design Professor

FAQ

What are the learning outcomes of the Interior Design Level 2 courses?
In Level 2, students advance their understanding and application of interior design principles and techniques. By the end of the program, students will have demonstrated proficiency in design methodology, spatial planning, technical drawing, digital rendering, and historical analysis. They will have the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle complex interior design projects and adapt to evolving industry standards.
How do I enroll in the 11-Week Level Courses?
To begin your enrollment process in our programs, arrange a meeting with our admissions staff to discuss program details and requirements. Following this discussion, you can submit your online application, with the USD 1000 registration fee deducted from the total tuition. Alongside your application, you will be required to provide the following admission documents: identification, a resume, an English test, a bank statement, and a sponsor letter, if necessary. You will receive comprehensive guidance via email following the meeting with your admissions specialist, who will guide you through the process.
Can international students enroll in the 11-Week Programs offered at Istituto Marangoni Miami?
International students have the opportunity to register for an 11-week course as a component of our One Year Vocational Program. We facilitate the M1 visa for students in need of a student visa. Our Designated School Official will assist you with the visa process to simplify the admissions procedure following your application.
What instructional softwares are used within the Interior Design program?
AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion are interior space planning softwares that students can study and use within the interior design curriculum.
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