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Residential Directed Studies 2 INTR 4100

Residential Interiors Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Students will apply the knowledge, concepts, skills and techniques learned in all previous courses to generate a creative and comprehensive solution to a multi-level new construction residential design project that supports human behaviour within the residential interior environment. Students will conduct research and gather information on a specific client profile that relates to needs that may include age, medical and/or physical limitations, social and/or cultural conditions. Final projects should demonstrate a clear concept and design process, a thorough understanding of design elements and principles, and the ability to provide innovative and practical design solutions that address client requirements. Students will be expected to articulate a project effectively both orally and visually, and integrate current and appropriate technologies into the design of a residential environment. Students will receive guidance from the instructor and/or guest critiques; however, it is a self-directed course where students are expected to arrive at their own design solution that addresses functionality, sustainability, design aesthetics, accessibility and environmental considerations while demonstrating code compliance throughout. Students will also be required to submit a working drawing and specification package.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Research and gather information to develop a specific client profile.
  • Record, sketch and document findings to appropriately respond to a design program.
  • Articulate a design concept to communicate design direction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses to execute a conceptual and fully developed design solution that communicates a clear understanding of design theories and principles, contextual issues and human factors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and relevant application of current residential interior building technologies and justify their impact on design decisions.
  • Communicate an understanding of the theories and principles of universal design, building codes, life safety, code compliancy and sustainability as they pertain to material and product selection, installation methods and interaction with the end user.
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally present a design solution both visually and orally.
  • Generate construction drawings and specifications that include relevant information, legends and schedules.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Residential Directed Studies 2 (INTR 4100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time


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