DESIGN CONCEPT

Students share their design solutions using their material boards. The instructor and students collaborate on the design solutions and celebrate the culmination of their design experience.

FINALIZING THE CONCEPT

Students will be taught material board selections and construction. Students will complete a set of material boards representing their final design solutions.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Students are taught many different design styles and required to focus on one for their project. A design profile is completed by each student.

TEXTILE SPECIFICATIONS

Emphasis of this class is on textile selection based on appropriate fiber content and cost and the many types of textiles on the market today. The student will begin to specify materials for furniture pieces and windows in the spaceplan previously drafted and designed. These textiles will then be prepared and mounted on final presentation boards.

FURNITURE SPECIFICATIONS

Students will commence specifying furniture for the spaceplan they have completed in “Drafting and Spaceplanning”. Furniture selection, and furniture sources are key topics to be covered.

COLOR SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Study the psychological and emotional impact of color, as well as future color trends and the use of color in an interior. Selections of fabrics and materials are used to demonstrate color theory and application. The main goal is to teach the student all possible color schemes and systems used in interior design.

DRAFTING AND SPACEPLANNING

A residential floor plan is assigned and the student is given a set of requirements and taught the procedures for meeting them. Architectural symbols and blueprint reading are reviewed. Students are taught manual drafting, spaceplanning and traffic patterns and will have their spaceplans printed as part of their final concept.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

Introduction to the drafting tools and materials used in spaceplanning. Techniques of sketching and measuring are taught.