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Course Number:
ID 130
Course Title:
Building Systems for Interior Design
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Course Description

Surveys building systems as they pertain to interior design remodeling and construction. Covers mechanical systems of residential and light commercial interiors. Emphasizes environmental concerns and sustainable building practices. Covers building codes as they pertain to interior remodeling. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Create interior design remodeling solutions that are compliant with national, state and local building codes.
  2. Create design solutions with sustainable building criteria from schematic design to construction.
  3. Apply best practices of building systems in interior design.

Aspirational Goals

Interior designers must be knowledgeable about current buildings systems and the impact  these systems have on interior design remodeling projects.  Those same designers must understand national, state and local residential building codes.  This course seeks to give students of interior design a deep understanding of building system integration.

Course Activities and Design

Quizzes and Exams on lecture materials

Diagrams of the integration of building systems

Group projects to replicate the interior design remodeling processes.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Quizzes and Exam graded on a point system

Rubrics to be used for presentations in diagrammatic form

Rubrics to be used to evaluate group projects

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Course materials and concepts will be presented in a lecture and discussion format, using multimedia presentations that show examples of structural systems.
  • Students will work in small groups to apply concepts to building examples, in selecting and analyzing building systems.
  • Tests will cover analysis of building systems within sample building.