Working within:

  • Architecture and Interior Design agencies
  • Event management agencies
  • Tertiary development agencies
  • Commercial architecture departments of a brand or communication agency
  • Styling offices
  • Global design agencies
  • Stand creation agencies
  • As part of independent (freelance) or employed work

New challenges for Interior Architects

  • Energy renovation
  • Redesigning homes and workspaces following the COVID crisis

Starting salaries

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Professional insight,
Didier Dufour, Interior Architect


Despite the health crisis and current economic circumstances, there are many sectors that will continue to recruit for young graduates in interior architecture. After graduation, one must be open to all possibilities. Generally, especially in companies, recruiters tend to hire students who have completed internships. It's therefore an environment conducive to meeting major players, benefiting from strong expertise, and making connections. In my opinion, the most promising sectors are:

  • Tertiary sector: there is significant consideration given to the layout of workspaces and coworking spaces
  • Event management
  • Retail: there is a lot of work, but also a lot of competition
  • Hospitality: many opportunities with major hotel manufacturers

A piece of advice for an interior architecture graduate? Work in an agency. It's an environment that allows immersion in the heart of project design. In a large company, tasks are divided among different departments. In an agency, there are more responsibilities and support. However, the market doesn't just want "generalist" interior architects: one must be adaptable to all professional contexts but with a particular advantage, a unique sensitivity, to stand out from others.

Currently, there's much talk about decoration on TV and social media, making space design seem easy. That's not the case at all. Beauty is often expensive, ambitious projects are costly, and interior architecture is not just about putting up wallpaper or choosing a designer lamp.

Interior architecture involves understanding flows, usage, people, and the environment in which all of this fits. It's about managing emptiness. Seeking balance, functions, daring to ask questions, and solving problems.

A hiring sector

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Sectors of activity

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