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Residential Studio - Kitchens INTR 3100

Residential Interiors Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This studio course focuses on the design and planning of residential kitchens and adjacent spaces through lectures, research and field trips as well as individual and group assignments. Students will begin by exploring the historical evolution of the kitchen in order to better understand how and why design and technology has changed. Building on the design process established in prior studio courses, students will conceptualize, analyse and plan workable design solutions based both on a detailed client needs survey and design industry standards. Students will implement the principles of universal and barrier free design while adhering to BC Building Codes. The latest design and technological trends for residential kitchens will be explored in order to produce a set of comprehensive design and construction drawings that incorporate state-of-the-art appliance, cabinetry, lighting and finish specifications. Students will be introduced to local kitchen suppliers on field trips to gain an understanding of design and specification possibilities. Students will create a professional set of working drawings and specifications, and will present their design solutions through formal presentations.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of INTR 3100 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 64629


Mon Apr 15 - Mon Jul 08 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 64629
  • Domestic fees $831.63
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 15 - Jul 08 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 351

Kristina Calero Horvath

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. No class Monday May 20 and Monday July 1 - Stat Holidays If you wish to be placed on the INTD department maintained waitlist for this course, please email with the following information: Your name, student number, course number, and CRN. Waitlist requests are only accepted after 9:30am on registration day.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply design theory principles into the development of kitchens and adjacent spaces for residential environments.
  • Describe the history and trends in design for residential kitchens and adjacent spaces such as mudrooms, pantries, secondary kitchens and laundry areas.
  • Discuss how cultural considerations impact kitchen design.
  • Describe how kitchen design research has contributed to the NKBA Planning Guidelines.
  • Evaluate client needs and prepare a program based on a client survey.
  • Apply components of universal design, accessibility, anthropometrics and proxemics to residential kitchen design.
  • Develop design solutions, which incorporate current building codes.
  • Coordinate design solutions with architectural elements such as walls, doors and windows as well as electrical and mechanical conditions.
  • Implement sustainable and healthy building practices as well as energy and water efficiency policies.
  • Contrast and compare kitchen appliances, plumbing and lighting fixture specifications and the suitability of implementation into a design project.
  • Apply creative lighting effects and select appropriate luminaires for residential kitchens.
  • Generate a set of construction drawings and specifications using NKBA presentation and construction document guidelines.
  • Justify design solutions through written and verbal communication.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

Residential Studio - Kitchens (INTR 3100) 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. Kitchen & Bath Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Residential Interiors
    Diploma Part-time


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