Mission + Vision


The vision of the School of Interior Design is to be recognized for leadership in the discipline and the profession by advancing design excellence in an evolving global environment, promoting human health and wellness, and cultivating responsibility to society, the environment, and the profession.


The mission of the School of Interior Design is to prepare the next generation of interior design professionals to shape the quality and condition of human experience in the built environment through design excellence, and to provide academic leadership through the scholarship of teaching and learning, design research, and commitment to advancing the profession.

In implementing the School of Interior Design’s mission, we are committed to creating a school-wide culture supporting the following University’s values:

Collaborative: We foster a culture that values and rewards collaboration at all levels of the university: across disciplines; among faculty, staff, and students; with other universities and institutions; and those we serve.

Creative: We nurture ingenuity throughout all areas of the university by creating a culture that encourages excellence, risktaking, and an open-minded approach to challenges, while also recognizing and rewarding emerging talent and ingenuity.

Culturally Adept: We celebrate our own uniqueness combined with an awareness and respect of local and global values and beliefs, which help to strengthen the intellectual environment and support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Globally Engaged: We understand that global events and culture affect our university, just as our scholarship, discovery, and experiences contribute to the world around us. Only through a conscious and consistent effort to connect with our global neighbors can we ensure that we advance the greater good for our entire planet.

Innovative: We innovate in the classroom, through discovery, and during engagement with the community. Innovative thinking across the university can help solve the challenges of those we serve and enhance LSU’s role as a global leader.

Transformative: We are a catalyst for transformation; a force for good that changes lives and makes a significant, positive impact on the world around us.

School of Interior Design Strategic Goals