This studio course will explore two and three dimensional design fundamentals. Introduction to color theory as it applies to spatial contexts, paraline drawings and techniques, which are necessary to communicate and solve problems within the built environment. Human factors and theories of human behavior in the built environment will be introduced.
This course allows students to learn about materials as a means of expression for the built environment. Exploration and examination for the functionality and aesthetic properties of specific materials, and finishes for application will be explored.
This course is an introduction to computerized drafting and design using a variety of architectural drafting and rendering programs. This course will focus on learning the basic drawing and editing commands, industry standards for dimensioning, plotting, and basic model making techniques as related to three- dimensional design.
This course will allow students to develop more advanced skills in 2D and 3D computerized drafting and BIM software technology. Students will develop detailed architectural models and enhance their knowledge and understanding of industry standards related to architecture/design workflow, and the organization of architectural drawing sets.
This course will assist a students understanding of the fundamentals of lighting, and the process of illuminating architectural spaces. Aesthetics, visual perception, and current lighting technologies will be identified and examined through their use in residential and commercial interiors. Students will evaluate types of lighting and its importance in providing healthy and safe environments.
Introduction to the principles of lighting, day lighting, acoustics, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality to enhance the health, safety, welfare, and performance of building occupants. Introduction to industry building codes, and regulations.
This course will assist students with a basic knowledge of both structural and non-structural building materials and their methods of assembly for both residential and commercial construction.
Students will work in a design firm, architectural firm, or interiors related showroom for a minimum of 120 hours during the semester. Upon completion of the internship the student must complete an internship report and have a supervisor evaluation to receive credit.
Students research client types, building types, and current issues in order to identify a capstone project focus. This studio focuses on programming, ideation, and schematic designing in order to define a project concept for development in Senior Studio II.
The student refines program generated in Senior Studio and responds to issues in the program as the basis for design development of a capstone design project. The student develops project documents, presentation materials, and presents the project to a jury of peers and professionals.
This course prepares students for entry into the professional practice of interior design though resume development ,business models and formations, contracts and negotiations, fee structures, legal issues, sales and marketing, and professional ethics.