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Designing Your Passion

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Designing Your Passion
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

Our teaching methods for the Associate in Applied Science in Kitchen and Bath Design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami integrates theoretical knowledge with practical application. Under the guidance of industry-experienced faculty, students immerse themselves in real-world design projects, utilizing industry-standard software and techniques. Through internships, industry partnerships, and guest lectures, students gain invaluable exposure to current trends and emerging technologies, ensuring they are well-prepared for the demands of the field upon graduation.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Throughout the program, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of kitchen and bath design principles and practices. They will enhance their visualization and drawing skills, mastering industry-standard software and techniques to effectively communicate design concepts. By studying industry standards, drafting techniques, and architectural principles, students will gain the technical proficiency necessary for successful design execution. Additionally, they will refine their business acumen, integrating critical thinking and problem-solving skills into their design processes. Through hands-on projects and internships, students will apply their knowledge in real-world settings, preparing them to excel in the dynamic field of interior design upon graduation.

Industry Engagement
Industry Engagement

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we prioritize collaboration with industry leaders to offer our bath design program students invaluable opportunities for professional development and real-world experience. Our comprehensive program equips students with a deep understanding of market dynamics, preparing them for successful careers in interior design. With a network of over 80 partnerships with luxury houses in the Miami Design District and beyond, students benefit from unparalleled exposure to industry professionals and real-world scenarios.

Throughout our curriculum, students enhance their classroom learning through hands-on projects, industry collaborations, and practical design challenges specific to kitchen and bath design. They engage in brand partnerships, design competitions, luxury brand interior decorating, and immersive industry projects, gaining invaluable real-world experience tailored to their field of study. Additionally, our dedicated Career Services team offers personalized support with job applications, mock interviews, and resume building, ensuring that our graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami occupies a state-of-the-art, seven-story building situated at the heart of the Design District. Each floor is designed to cater to the diverse needs of our students, providing them with a stimulating environment conducive to learning and development. Our program offers a holistic learning experience, featuring dedicated theory classrooms, studio labs, materials labs, and computer labs equipped with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion. In the realm of interior design education, these advanced tools empower students to engage in effective learning and creative expression across all aspects of their interior design coursework. Students have the opportunity to seamlessly integrate these tools into their program-specific design courses, enabling them to progressively enhance their skills and build a professional interior design portfolio. Additionally, our library, both physical and virtual, offers essential references and research materials to support students’ academic endeavors. Also, our proximity to luxury design houses in the area allows students to gain valuable insights into industry materials and projects, enriching their learning experience and preparing them for future success in the field of interior design. To learn more about our facilities and resources, visit our Miami campus or schedule an appointment to get to know us better.

How To Apply
How To Apply

Applying to an undergraduate program at Istituto Marangoni Miami is a straightforward process designed to help aspiring fashion professionals kickstart their academic journey. Prospective students can begin by exploring our range of undergraduate programs on our website and selecting the one that aligns with their career goals and interests. Once they have chosen a program, applicants can easily complete our online application form, providing necessary personal and academic information. Along with the application form, we will send you a detailed email soliciting the necessary admissions documents: Valid ID, High School Official Transcripts from all previous institutions, High School Diploma or GED, Personal Statement, Finance Form, Portfolio (if applicable), and English language proficiency test (if applicable). Our dedicated admissions team carefully reviews each application to ensure that candidates meet the program requirements and possess the passion and potential to thrive in the competitive world of fashion. Upon acceptance, students must confirm their spot in class since there is a limited capacity per cohort. For more information, schedule a call with an admissions representative.

Program Highlights

Proficiency in Design Principles

Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in fundamental design practice and techniques relevant to kitchen and bath design, including spatial planning, material selection, and aesthetic considerations.

Technical Competence

Graduates will possess technical competence in drafting, digital design tools, and industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion, enabling them to effectively communicate design concepts and produce professional-quality presentations.

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Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

Graduates will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for addressing complex design challenges in kitchen and bath environments. Through coursework and practical projects, students will learn to analyze client needs, evaluate design options, and propose innovative solutions that meet both functional and aesthetic requirements.

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Professional Readiness

Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions in the field of kitchen and bath design, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of design standards, practices, and industrial advancements and trends. They will demonstrate professionalism, effective communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with clients, colleagues, and industry professionals, positioning them for success in the competitive job market.

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Program Specifics

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CREDENTIAL

Associate of Applied Science Degree Diploma

START TERM

Spring, Summer, Fall

DURATION

2 years

MODALITY

Full-Time or Part-Time | On Campus

CREDITS

60 credits

Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Kitchen and Bath Design program offers students a specialized and hands-on approach to mastering the art and science of creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Throughout the curriculum, students will learn about kitchen and bath design fundamentals, rapidly enhancing their visualization and drawing skills to communicate design concepts effectively. To become a kitchen and bath designer, students must explore industry standards, applications, and drafting techniques essential for designing these specialized environments. With a solid foundation in mathematics and architectural drafting, students will begin to understand the technical aspects of their craft. As the program progresses, students delve deeper into design principles, materials, and presentation techniques, learning to integrate lighting design seamlessly into their projects.

Additionally, they will acquire crucial business acumen necessary for success in the field, including product development, economics, and critical thinking skills. By the program’s conclusion, graduates will have gained expertise in kitchen and bath design from both creative and practical standpoints. They will have honed their skills in areas such as space planning, materials selection, and digital presentation, preparing them to excel in the field of interior design.

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KBD101
Kitchen and Bath Design Fundamentals

This course serves as an introduction to the fundamental principles and elements of kitchen and bath design. Students will explore topics such as space planning, layout optimization, and functional considerations in designing residential kitchen and bath spaces. Emphasis is placed on understanding client needs, ergonomic design principles, and industry standards.

Kitchen and Bath Design Fundamentals
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KBD102
Rapid Visualization and Drawing Techniques

In this interior design drawing course, students develop their ability to communicate design ideas quickly and effectively through sketches and renderings. They will learn various drawing techniques and visualization methods, enabling them to visually represent design concepts and spatial arrangements with clarity and precision.

Rapid Visualization and Drawing Techniques
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KBD103
Kitchen and Bath Standards and Applications

This course provides an in-depth exploration of industry standards, regulations, and codes relevant to kitchen and bath design. Students will gain knowledge of materials, fixtures, appliances, and construction methods commonly used in residential kitchen and bath projects. Topics include accessibility requirements, sustainability considerations, and compliance with building codes.

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KBD104
Architectural Drafting

Students learn fundamental architectural drafting principles and techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Through hands-on exercises and projects, they will develop proficiency in creating technical drawings, floor plans, elevations, and sections. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, scale, and annotation conventions commonly used in architectural drafting.

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MAC105
College Mathematics I

This course provides foundational mathematical concepts and skills essential for success in kitchen and bath design. Topics include measurement systems, geometric principles, algebraic equations, and basic statistical analysis. Students will apply mathematical concepts to solve problems related to area calculations, dimensional analysis, and material estimation in design projects.

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KBD201
Kitchen and Bath Design I

Building upon the fundamentals learned in the first semester, this course delves deeper into the design process for residential kitchen and bath spaces. Students explore advanced space planning techniques, cabinetry design principles, and fixture selection considerations. Emphasis is placed on integrating aesthetic elements with functional requirements to create cohesive design solutions.

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KBD202
Interior Finishes and Materials

In this course, students study the characteristics, applications, and specifications of interior finishes and materials commonly used in kitchen and bath design. Topics include flooring options, wall treatments, countertop materials, and decorative hardware. Students learn to evaluate material properties, durability, maintenance requirements, and environmental impact to make informed design decisions.

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KBD203
Digital Presentation Techniques I

This course focuses on developing proficiency in digital presentation tools and techniques for communicating design concepts effectively. Students learn to use industry-standard software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create digital mood boards, concept presentations, and material boards. Emphasis is placed on enhancing visual communication skills, digital modeling, and creating professional-quality presentations.

Digital Presentation Techniques I
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KBD204
AutoCAD for Kitchen and Bath Design

Students acquire proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software specifically tailored for kitchen and bath design applications. Through hands-on exercises and projects, they learn to create detailed floor plans, elevations, and 3D models of kitchen and bath spaces. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, efficiency, and adherence to industry drafting standards.

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ENC101
English Composition I

This course focuses on developing college-level writing skills necessary for academic success and effective communication in the field of kitchen and bath design. Students learn to compose clear, coherent, and well-structured essays, reports, and research papers. Emphasis is placed on critical reading, analysis, argumentation, and documentation of sources using standard citation styles.

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Kitchen and Bath Design II

Building upon the foundation established in previous semesters, this course explores advanced design concepts and methodologies for residential kitchen and bath spaces. Students tackle complex design challenges, such as space constraints, multi-functional layouts, and client-specific requirements. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, and problem-solving skills in developing design solutions.

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KBD302
Lighting Design

In this course, students learn the principles and techniques of lighting design as applied to residential kitchen and bath spaces. Topics include lighting types, fixtures, controls, and lighting calculations. Students explore the role of lighting in enhancing functionality, aesthetics, and mood in interior environments. Emphasis is placed on integrating natural and artificial lighting to create well-lit and visually appealing spaces.

KBD303
Digital Presentation Techniques II

Building upon the skills acquired in Digital Presentation Techniques I, this course focuses on advanced digital rendering and visualization techniques for kitchen and bath design projects. Students learn to create photorealistic renderings, 3D animations, and virtual walkthroughs using industry-standard softwares. Emphasis is placed on enhancing visual storytelling abilities and creating immersive design presentations.

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KBD304
Business of Kitchen and Bath Design

This business or interior design course provides an overview of the business aspects of kitchen and bath design, including project management, client relations, and professional practice. Students learn about project planning, budgeting, scheduling, and contract administration. Topics also include marketing strategies, business ethics, and legal considerations relevant to the design profession. Emphasis is placed on developing entrepreneurial skills and understanding the role of design in a business context.

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PHI305
Critical Thinking

This course focuses on developing critical thinking skills essential for success in kitchen and bath design. Students learn to analyze information, evaluate arguments, and solve problems using logical reasoning and evidence-based decision-making. Emphasis is placed on identifying assumptions, recognizing biases, and formulating well-reasoned judgments in design practice and beyond.

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Kitchen and Bath Design III

This advanced course focuses on synthesizing and applying the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to real-world design projects. Students work on comprehensive design projects that integrate spatial planning, cabinetry design, fixture selection, and material specifications. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating proficiency in conceptualization, design development, and presentation of complete design solutions.

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KBD402
Construction and Systems Design for Kitchen and Bath

In this course, students explore the technical aspects of kitchen and bath design related to construction methods, building systems, and codes and regulations. Topics include structural considerations, plumbing and electrical systems, and accessibility requirements. Students learn to integrate building systems seamlessly into design solutions while adhering to safety and compliance standards.

Construction and Systems Design for Kitchen and Bath
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KBD403
Kitchen and Bath Design Internship

This internship course provides students with hands-on experience in a professional kitchen and bath design environment. Under the supervision of industry professionals, students apply their knowledge and skills to real-world design projects, gaining practical insights into the design process, client interactions, and project management. Emphasis is placed on professional development, networking, and building a portfolio of work for future career opportunities.

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WHO100
World History

This course offers a broad survey of world history, providing students with a contextual understanding of historical events, movements, and trends that have shaped the contemporary world. Topics include political, social, economic, and cultural developments from ancient civilizations to the present day. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, interpretation of primary sources, and connections between past and present.

ENV209
Environmental Science

This course explores the principles of environmental science and their relevance to design practices, including sustainable design strategies, resource conservation, and environmental impact assessment. Topics include ecological systems, biodiversity, pollution control, and renewable energy technologies. Students learn to integrate environmental considerations into design decisions to minimize ecological footprint and promote environmental stewardship.

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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 interior design field. We give students exclusive access to important 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 in interior design. Interior Design in Miami provides a thriving career path with 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 competition and experiential learning. Therefore, we urge our interior design students 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 scenarios, 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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TUITION

Cost and Fees Associate of Applied Science in Kitchen and Bath Design
Total Semester Credit Hours 60
Tuition for Credit Hours $1,295
Non-Refundable Application $100
Campus Fee per Semester  $250
Digital Resources per Semester  $350
Graduation Fee  $400
Total Cost of Attendance  $80,600

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. 

* For a comprehensive overview of our tuition, fees, and refund policy, kindly access and download our catalog for detailed information.
*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

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
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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
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
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

Career Paths

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Kitchen and Bath Designer

As a specialized designer, graduates can work for residential or commercial design firms, collaborating with clients to create custom kitchen and bath spaces that meet their needs and preferences. Responsibilities include space planning, material selection, fixture specification, and project management.

Interior Designer

Graduates may pursue careers as interior designers, working on a wide range of residential and commercial projects beyond kitchens and baths. They collaborate with clients and architects to design cohesive interior spaces that reflect the client’s style, functional requirements, and aesthetic preferences.

Design Consultant

Graduates can work as design consultants, providing expert advice and guidance to clients on kitchen and bath design projects. They offer design solutions, product recommendations, and space planning expertise to help clients make informed decisions about their design projects.

Showroom Sales Representative

Graduates may pursue opportunities as showroom sales representatives for kitchen and bath product manufacturers or retailers. They assist clients in selecting products such as cabinetry, fixtures, and appliances, providing product information, design assistance, and support throughout the sales process.

Project Manager

With their strong foundation in design principles and project management skills, graduates can pursue roles as project managers for design firms or construction companies specializing in kitchen and bath renovations. They oversee all aspects of the project, from initial concept development to final installation, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.

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Career Paths

Kitchen and Bath Designer

As a specialized designer, graduates can work for residential or commercial design firms, collaborating with clients to create custom kitchen and bath spaces that meet their needs and preferences. Responsibilities include space planning, material selection, fixture specification, and project management.

Interior Designer

Graduates may pursue careers as interior designers, working on a wide range of residential and commercial projects beyond kitchens and baths. They collaborate with clients and architects to design cohesive interior spaces that reflect the client’s style, functional requirements, and aesthetic preferences.

Design Consultant

Graduates can work as design consultants, providing expert advice and guidance to clients on kitchen and bath design projects. They offer design solutions, product recommendations, and space planning expertise to help clients make informed decisions about their design projects.

Showroom Sales Representative

Graduates may pursue opportunities as showroom sales representatives for kitchen and bath product manufacturers or retailers. They assist clients in selecting products such as cabinetry, fixtures, and appliances, providing product information, design assistance, and support throughout the sales process.

Project Manager

With their strong foundation in design principles and project management skills, graduates can pursue roles as project managers for design firms or construction companies specializing in kitchen and bath renovations. They oversee all aspects of the project, from initial concept development to final installation, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction.

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Career Paths

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

Graduates of the Kitchen and Bath Design program are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue diverse career paths in the dynamic field of interior design. With a comprehensive understanding of spatial planning, construction techniques, design principles, and industry standards, graduates are well-prepared to thrive in various roles within the kitchen and bath design industry. Whether working in residential design firms, commercial design studios, architectural firms, or as independent designers, graduates are poised to make valuable contributions to the creation of functional, aesthetically pleasing, and innovative kitchen and bath spaces that enhance the quality of life for clients.

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FAQ

What are the admissions requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program?
To apply for the Associates of Applied Science program in Fashion Design, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Online Application
    • Copy of US Government-Issued Valid Identification
    • Official High School Transcripts
    • Official High School Diploma
    • Personal Statement
    • Resume
    • Finance Declaration Form
    • English Test (if applicable)
    • Portfolio (if applicable)
    • Official Foreign Transcript Evaluation and Translation (if applicable)
What is the duration of the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program?
The Associate of Applied Science program in Fashion Design typically takes 4 semesters to complete on a full-time basis. However, the program duration may vary depending on factors such as enrollment status and course load.
Do you offer job placement assistance for graduates of the program?
Yes, we offer comprehensive career services and job placement assistance to our graduates. Our career services team provides support with resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, and networking opportunities. We also have partnerships with industry employers and regularly host career fairs and recruitment events to connect students with potential employers.
What softwares do you use in the Interior Design program?
Our program offers a holistic learning experience, featuring dedicated theory classrooms, studio labs, materials labs, and computer labs equipped with industry-standard software such as AutoCAD, Adobe Cloud, SketchUp Pro, Revit, Enscape, and Lumion.
How does the Kitchen and Bath Design program prepare students for careers in the industry?
The program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of design principles, construction techniques, and industry standards specific to kitchen and bath design. Through hands-on projects, internships, and coursework, students develop the skills and knowledge needed to pursue diverse career paths in the field.
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