If I have a degree in interior architecture from an accredited school, can I call myself an interior architect?

/If I have a degree in interior architecture from an accredited school, can I call myself an interior architect?

If I have a degree in interior architecture from an accredited school, can I call myself an interior architect?

No, to call oneself an interior architect is to hold oneself out as an architect without a license and therefore is a violation of State law subject to citation and a fine.  You are either an interior designer or an architect! There is nothing in between.

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  1. Roberta Martin November 26, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    I know colleagues that are calling themselves interior architects. the explanation one of them gave me was pretty complicated and I didn’t understand it. Didn’t have a chance to have her clarify. How can a school be giving a degree in interior architecture, but then one cannot use that title?

    • CCIDC, Inc. November 27, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Colleagues that call themselves Interior Architects are opening themselves up to site and fine liabilities from the Architects Board. They are NOT licensed Architects and therefore it is illegal to use the term architect in ANY form. Schools are misleading students by allowing them to gain degrees that do NOT prepare them to take the architects exam or put them on a path to become licensed architects so they will never be able to use the title of the field they believe they are studying.

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