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Detmold School

The Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture is a department of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences and Arts. It benefits from a 125-year-old design tradition.

From chair to town: The department offers a broad variety of architecture courses:

  • Architecture, BA
  • Interior Architecture, BA
  • Urban Planning, BA
  • Master in Interior Architecture - Spatial Arts (MIAR)
  • Master in Integrated Architectural Design (MIAD) with the specialization Architectural Design
  • the unique Master of Integrated Design (MID) with the specializations Facade Design and Computational Design

The faculty of interior architecture is the largest program in Germany. Major aspects of the academic education are interdisciplinary. The teaching staff provide students with profound knowledge in the fields of design, construction, technology, organisation, scenography, art, social science, and communication.

Three interdisciplinary research platforms have been established: the PerceptionLab, the ConstructionLab, and the UrbanLab. The PerceptionLab makes the user the focal point of research (human centred design). It is complimented by the ConstructionLab, which covers the areas of prototype construction and testing technology (product centred design). The UrbanLab concentrates on urbanism and area studies.