Our Alumni

Alumni 2023

Alumni Testimonials

"The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) reaccreditation confirms the rumour is true: KPU offers one of the best interior design programs in Canada! It takes a bold, committed and confident department to voluntarily put their curriculum up for review by an independent review panel. Given the majority of evidence analyzed by CIDA is previous student work, this reaccreditation also proves KPU successfully translates academic theory into applied design skills. Past performance is the best indicator of future achievements; I look forward to many more success stories. Many thanks to everyone in the KPU Interior Design department!"

Taryn Chisholm, 2016 Grad
West Acre Interiors, North Saanich, BC

"I feel that the entire overalll experience at KPU has helped shape the designer I am today. I learned valuable skills in the program and felt that I was as prepared as I could be for the working world after graduation. The professors definitely made the experience a memorable one and challenged me all the ways that I needed to be challenged. Without those learning experiences I would not be where I am now. "

Jenica Lee, 2015 Grad
CHIL Interior Design, Vancouver, BC

My 4 years at Kwantlen were an unforgettable experience. Balancing multiple group and independent projects at once has prepared me well for the very hectic workplace. I learned time management, technical skills and the design process with an incredible group of 20 classmates that were right by my side from year 1 to 4. The dedication and passion from the teachers at Kwantlen is truly admirable and contagious. The small class sizes allowed the opportunity to build a trustful relationships with the teachers that is unlike any other university I've heard of. "

Alexa Bustamante, 2014 Grad
Contemporary Office Interiors & 'Spaces Uncovered', Vancouver, BC

"Entering into Kwantlen's Interior Design program was one of the best decisions I've made. Over the four years, I had a really positive experience with a supportive and committed group of faculty, staff, and students. Having previously attended a much larger university in BC, I appreciated and thrived in the personal, one-on-one learning environment and the smaller class sizes. Because you move throughout the program with the same group of students and faculty, you create close relationships that will carry on in your professional and personal life after graduation.

The program offers students numerous opportunities to be exposed to the design industry though site visits, work experiences, guest speakers, department events and the opportunity to travel to another city and experience interior design in another context. I feel prepared with the knowledge and skills I've learned to enter into the design profession. I think the program at Kwantlen has provided me with a strong foundation of interior design that will allow me to successfully contribute to the industry."

Lisa Lee <nee Yip>, 2011 Grad
Kirsten Reite Architecture, Vancouver, BC

"The Kwantlen Interior Design Program prepared me for the design world. It taught me patience, organization, integrity, and a variety of technical skills that I have been using every day since I have started working in an Interior Design firm. I especially enjoyed connecting with the same 20 students throughout the last four years as well, where strong bonds and relationships were made. This program was an overall positive experience, and although challenging, it has helped me grow and build my confidence as a designer."

Whiteny Nicole, 2011 Grad
Ark & Mason Design, Vancouver, BC

"The small class sizes provided a comfortable and open learning environment. The instructors' dedication to the students, the program, and the profession of interior design makes Kwantlen's Interior Design program competitive and relevant."

Julia Devlin, Alumni
Onni Group, Vancouver, BC