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Interior Architecture & Design

These hardware and software specifications apply only to the 2024-2025 academic year. Updated specifications are posted during the summer for the next academic year.

  • Students MUST purchase a Windows laptop for Interior Architecture & Design.
  • DO NOT purchase an Apple MacBook for Interior Architecture & Design

Apple MacBook’s cannot run the software required for Interior Architecture & Design

View/purchase recommended Dell system

https://www.dell.com/LaRoche (Under “Interior Design Students”, click on the blue button labeled "View Recommended Solutions”)

  • NOTE: If you do not see the Blue “View Recommended Solutions” button listed you may need to clear your cache.
If you decide to purchase a non LRU recommended laptop you should follow the guidelines posted below.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 11
  • Processor:  Intel i7, Intel i9, Intel Ultra 7, or Intel Ultra 9
  • Memory:  32GB RAM
  • Hard drive storage:  1TB Storage
  • Graphics Card:  Either a Nvidia RTX 4080 or Nvidia RTX 4090. Any other graphics card must have a minimum of 22000 passmarks.
  • 4 Years of Accidental Damage Protection

    Software Acquisition

    Your professor will instruct you in downloading necessary software.