Scott Ageloff Appointed Director of the New M.S. in Interior Architecture Program

Scott Ageloff, M.Arch, has been named the program director of the new M.S. in Interior Architecture program in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment. 

Ageloff joins Philadelphia University from the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) where he has been a faculty member and administrator since 1997. While at NYSID, Ageloff also took on several influential leadership roles, including dean, vice president for academic affairs and senior vice president for academic affairs. During this time, he wrote the curricula for four new programs: a B.A. in the History of the Interior and Decorative Arts, a professional-level M.F.A. in Interior Design, a M.P.S. in Sustainable Interior Environments, and a M.P.S. in Interior Lighting Design. The latter three are graduate programs and led to the establishment of the NYSID Graduate Center in 2010. He also increased enrollment in existing programs by 25 percent.

These successes gained national recognition for the NYSID programs as being among the top programs in interior design in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report and the Design Futures Council. Additionally, under Ageloff’s direction, the BFA program was twice reaccredited by CIDA and the College achieved full NASAD accreditation for the first time.

“Ageloff’s extensive experience and success in launching graduate programs, his national prominence and his deep understanding of the accreditation process make him an invaluable asset to the College of Architecture and the Built Environment,” said Provost Randy Swearer, Ph.D. 

Prior to his position at NYSID, Ageloff was associate professor of interior design at Marymount College, where he served as chair of the arts division.

Ageloff is licensed to practice architecture in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and is a New York State Certified Interior Designer. In 1987, he established his own firm, Ageloff & Associates, specializing in high-end residential and contract interiors. Ageloff & Associates is recognized as one of the top such architecture and design firms in the New York metropolitan area. He continues to be a partner in the company.

Ageloff received his undergraduate degree in architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master of Architecture from Yale University. Prior to graduate school, he was a fellow in the Luce Scholars Program of the Henry Luce Foundation during which time he was a working member of the Architects Group Forum, an architectural firm in Seoul, Korea.

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