RISD architecture, interior design programs rank near top of ‘most admired’ list

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design has the second-most admired architecture undergraduate program in the country and eighth-most admired architecture graduate program, according to a survey of hiring professionals, academics and students conducted by DesignIntelligence.

RISD improved its undergraduate ranking from sixth last year, and its graduate ranking from 19th last year.

In addition, the school’s interior design undergraduate and graduate programs both ranked No. 3 in the DesignIntelligence survey. The undergraduate program had the same ranking last year, while the graduate program dropped from a No. 2 ranking last year. RISD’s landscape architecture graduate program ranked No. 9, the same as last year.

Also, RISD professor Liliane Wong was selected by DesignIntelligence as of the 16 “”most admired” educators in design for “her tenacity in pursuing the best, approachability and sensitivity.” The selection was based on input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads and students. Wong is the head of RISD’s Department of Interior Design.

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DesignIntellience – a private company that conducts and publishes research in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and design – said the top 10 most-admired architecture undergraduate programs are:

  1. Cornell University
  2. Rhode Island School of Design
  3. Rice University
  4. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  5. Syracuse University
  6. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  7. Pratt Institute
  8. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  9. University of Texas, Austin
  10. Southern California Institute of Architecture

 

The top 10 most-admired architecture graduate programs are:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Columbia University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. Yale University
  5. Cornell University
  6. Princeton University
  7. Rice University
  8. Rhode Island School of Design
  9. University of Pennsylvania
  10. University of California, Berkeley

 

The top 10 most-admired undergraduate interior design programs are:

  1. Savannah College of Art & Design
  2. Pratt Institute
  3. Rhode Island School of Design
  4. Parsons School of Design
  5. New York School of Interior Design
  6. Cornell University
  7. University of Cincinnati
  8. Kansas State University
  9. Auburn University
  10. Fashion Institute of Technology

 

The top 10 most-admired graduate interior design programs are:

  1. Savannah College of Art & Design
  2. Pratt Institute
  3. Rhode Island School of Design
  4. Parsons School of Design
  5. New York School of Interior Design
  6. Cornell University
  7. Kansas State University
  8. Auburn University
  9. Boston Architectural College
  10. Florida State University

 

The top 10 most-admired graduate landscape architecture programs are:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Cornell University
  3. University of Pennsylvania
  4. Louisiana State University
  5. University of Virginia
  6. University of California, Berkeley
  7. Pennsylvania State University
  8. Kansas State University
  9. Rhode Island School of Design
  10. University of Georgia

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