On Tuesday, March 22nd, Houzz – an online networking platform for both home professionals and homeowners – conducted a workshop for students in FIU Interior Architecture and FIU Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design. This workshop stood in as a PROsession for Interior Architecture students in Senior Instructor Katie Rothfield’s Professional Office Practice course.
In the workshop with Houzz, students learned how to create a profile on the website, how to showcase their work, how to search for a home professional with a certain skill, and how to connect with other students, faculty, and alumni of FIU.
FIU Interior Architecture has its own Houzz page, where alumni and students can connect: click here.
Interior Architecture’s Professional Office Practice course focuses on three key areas: career preparation, business practices, and professional services/project management. The PROsession series expounds upon the curriculum of Professional Office Practice, focusing on topics such as the benefits of joining professional associations, professional ethics and etiquette, and career paths for an interior designer. The course covers topics such as professional requirements, ethics and professional responsibility, career options and preparation, business formations, marketing strategies, contracts and fees, legal responsibilities, business plans, project phases, and the future of the profession of interiors. The values of professional responsibility, accountability, and effectiveness are also addressed.