INT 201

Interior Design I

A study of space and its use in interior design through the application of the elements and principles of design. This course is taught in a combined "Vertical Studio" collaborative environment with and alongside students from INT202 (advanced interior design students) in order to be able to learn from other students' efforts, share ideas, and learn how to work as a team.

Frank Heitzman, Instructor

Prerequisite: ARC171

Recommended Text: Ching, Francis. Interior Design, Illustrated.

Department Policy


Letter Grades Breakdown

A: 90-100
B: 80-89
C: 70-79
D: 60-69
F: 59 or below

Studio Drawing Projects: 70%
Color & Material Boards: 20%

Specifications: 5%
Cost Estimate: 5%

Academic Integrity: Students are responsible for the integrity of their academic work. With that principle as a firm starting point, this course will also encourage students to learn from each other. Personal experiences and insights of the members of the class constitute an important resource for each other, which we will utilize as fully as possible.

Course Outline:

Space, Function, Focal Point,
Circulation, Transition
Color Schemes
Arranging the Elements
Selecting Finishes and Accessories
Presentation Issues

Defining Space, Transitional Space
Space Analysis, Circulation,
Focal Points and Sequences
Color Schemes and Psychology
Furniture Systems and Selection Product Sources
Selecting Finishes Lighting
Ordering Procedures
Presentation Issues
Portfolio Preparation

Quality Assurance Rules

Download the Apartment Program

Download the Lawyer's Office Program

Download the Lawyer's Office DWG file

Download the Lawyer's Office PDF file

Click here for PowerPoint basic instructions

How to Copy Pictures to a File from an Internet Web Site

How to Calculate the Minimum Number of Toilet Fixtures

The Problem of Design

Design Methodology

Design Presentation

LEED Credit Spreadsheet

Portfolio Preparation