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.


Entrance Requirements for Diploma, INTD 3100* Design Theory 2, INTD 3320* Materials and Specifications. *May be taken concurrently.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 73027

Sat Jan 04 - Sat Mar 21 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 21 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 353


June Fong

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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) This course is only offered to students who are currently enrolled and have taken classes in the diploma. Students must contact for registration approval. 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. Please note - waitlist requests are not accepted until after 9:30am on Wednesday, October 23rd.

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

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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.

Winter 2020

Books for Winter 2020 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 Piotrowski
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2016
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-11888-208-5
Price $144.50

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Cei Digital: Interior Graphic Standards: Student Ed, 2Nd Ed
Author Binggeli
Copyright 2012
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-11813-024-7
Price $72.95

Interior Graphic Standards Student Ed
Author Binggeli
Publisher Wiley
Copyright 2012
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-47088-901-5
Price $132.95

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


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