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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.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of INTR 4100 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 85338


Mon Jan 08 - Wed Mar 27 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 85338
  • Domestic fees $1569.40
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 351
Jan 10 - Mar 27 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 351

Lori Burns

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. ***Please note*** - this class runs twice per week and some classes may be held online. Your instructor will notify you of the schedule before the term starts. Students who do not meet the mandatory prerequisites will be dropped without notice. No class, Monday February 19th - Family Day.

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:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time


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