British Columbia Institute of


INTD 3300 - Commercial Design Studio A

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The emphasis of the course will be on corporate and retail design. Students will create distinctive design concepts, branding and planning for retail spaces. Students will implement the design process for planning offices and apply their knowledge of systems furniture within a large corporate floor plate. A process journal will be developed during the course to document research, concept sketches, ideas, notes, quotes and other inspirations.


70% in COMM 1120 and 65% in COMM 2320* and 50% in General Education Electives (6 credits) and 65% in INTD 2500 and 65% in INTD 3100* and 65% in INTD 3310* (*May be taken concurrently).





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 55971

Sat Apr 07 - Sat Jun 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 23 Sat 09:00 - 16:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 352


June Fong

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Mandatory Prerequisites: 50% in General Education Electives (6 credits) 70% in COMM 1120 65% in INTD 2500 65% in INTD 3100* 65% in INTD 3310* (*May be taken concurrently) 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.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate comprehensive research implemented throughout the design process.
  • Produce design solutions that meet program requirements.
  • Develop appropriate and creative concepts and branding for retail spaces.
  • Apply the psychology of retail sales to design solutions.
  • Select sustainable materials and finishes for a retail space.
  • Create block plans for preliminary office planning.
  • Develop a package of systems furniture and finishes specifications.
  • Produce drawings, such as installation and power/communication plans, using AutoCAD.
  • Demonstrate effective oral presentation skills by presenting design solutions to a group.
  • Document research, concept exploration and design development in a comprehensive process journal.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

INTD 3300 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Interior Design
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Designing Commercial Interiors
Author Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-11888-208-5
Price $144.50

Interior Graphic Standards: Student Edition
Author Corky Binggeli
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47088-901-5
Price $138.95

Shaping Interior Space
Author Roberto J. Rengel
Publisher Fairchild Books
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-60901-896-2
Price $168.95

Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors
Author Sam Kubba
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright 2003
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-07138-191-8
Price $120.95


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