Powering the future of design

Engaging the next generation of architects and interior designers in hands-on material education and exploration.

Powering the future of design

What's the University Program?

Knowing that material education and exploration is a life-long journey, we’re partnering with teaching programs across North America to engage future architects and interior designers at the beginning of their education.

Working hand in hand with educators in the classroom, Material Bank gives students access to our platform for collaboration, study, research, and easy navigation through the complexities of material and product specification.

Moira Gannon Denson

Moira Gannon Denson

Associate Professor, Interior Design Marymount University

"Material Bank has been instrumental in helping me get students started in their research.  The digital tools help students to organize their palettes earlier in the process and keep track of materials.  Instead of selection and materials being an afterthought, we can bring the conversation in much earlier.  We have a place to send them to get inspired and to organize their ideas."

Who is University Program For?

Interior Design &
 Architectural Students
Any student currently enrolled in a curriculum for Architecture, Interior Design, or Interior Architecture in North America may register for UP membership.
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Architectural + Design Faculty Members
Faculty members actively working in an Architecture, Interior Design, or Interior Architecture program in North America may register for UP membership.
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Features included in your membership

Project Boards

Seamlessly compile research and pull together project options. Collaborate with classmates and teachers or work independently.

Advanced Filters

Over 160 filters are available to find the right materials for your project, faster than ever.

Rep Directory

Start building your professional network by connecting with brand reps through our National Brand Rep directory.

Detailed Product Pages

Explore specification details for every material and product on their own product page. From performance insights to technical data.

Inspiration Palettes

Learn more about the leading companies that design and fabricate the materials and products widely specified across the industry.

New Collections

Research across hundreds of term definitions, and technique breakdowns utilizing our unbiased material knowledge source.

Take Your Classroom Further
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Join the growing list of over 200 Interior Architecture and Interior Designs programs across North America that have implemented Material Bank as part of their curriculum!
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Membership Features

Collaborative Boards and Palettes

Easily overlap with student work throughout the semester for review, teaching, and guidance using our collaborative boards and palettes.

Advanced Filters

Seamlessly compile research and pull together project options. Collaborate with classmates and teachers or work independently.


Organize classes, create example project boards and palettes, and stay current with student’s work progress.

Get More with Our Bulk Sample Program

As part of our commitment to the planet, Material Bank incorporates donations of lightly used samples to participating schools for hands-on material exploration. Schools can request samples by material type and quantity. Our program ships samples in bulk throughout the semester to reduce waste.

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Join our FREE University Program and implement Material Bank into your school projects today!

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