Environmental + Interior Design

Optimizing the interaction between humans, nature, and the built environment.

A Message from the Director

“Our E+ID faculty embodies a wide range of strengths and experiences, and is dedicated to engaging students in a quality education that empowers them to be agents for progressive change. Opportunities to meet, network…”

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E+ID Contact

Eiben Hall
Chaminade University of Honolulu
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96816

Program Director
Joan D Riggs, ASID.IIDA.IDEC.CAPS
(808) 739-8574
jriggs@chaminade.edu

Program Secretary
(808) 739-4680

Chaminade University offers the only accredited, degree-granting Environmental + Interior Design program in the state of Hawaii. Since our accreditation in 2013, the employment rate for graduates seeking a full-time, entry-level position in an interior design or architectural firm is over 80%, and has been increasing every year. Students in our program can be assured that they are getting a high quality education that prepares them for a successful professional career. Our E+ID program is unique from other academic programs, in that it extends beyond the traditional scope of interior design to encompass the broader aspects of the environment into the design process. This broader environmental perspective helps us to understand our connection not just to the building itself, but also to the land, to the community, and to the planet.

News and Announcements

Public Disclosure of Accreditation

The Environmental + Interior Design program (EID) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the body that oversees and evaluates academic standards for baccalaureate institutions.