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INTD 3300 - Commercial Design Studio A

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The emphasis of the course is on workplace 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 workplace floor plate. A process journal will be developed during the course to document research, concept sketches, ideas, notes, and other inspirations.


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





Fall 2020

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

CRN 46944

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Dec 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 BBY Online Delivery
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY Online Delivery


June Fong

Course Outline




  1. Mandatory Prerequisites: Entrance Requirements for Diploma 65% in INTD 3100* 65% in INTD 3320* (*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. Please note - waitlist requests are not accepted until after 9:30am on Wednesday, May 27th. No class on Saturday, October 10th - Thanksgiving weekend.

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.
  • Apply the psychology of retail sales to design solutions.
  • Recognize BOMA standards required to accurately measure and calculate areas of a building.
  • Recognize BOMA standards required to accurately measure and calculate areas of a building.
  • Create block plans for preliminary office planning.
  • Create block plans for preliminary office planning.
  • Produce drawings for the office such as a Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) plan, installation and power/communication plans, using AutoCAD.
  • Produce drawings for the office such as a Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E) plan, installation and power/communication plans, using AutoCAD.
  • Develop a package of systems furniture and finishes specifications.
  • 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 2020

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.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 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 $150.50

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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 $76.95

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

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Shaping Interior Space, 4Th Ed
Author Rengel
Publisher Fairchild
Copyright 2019
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-1-50132-670-7
Price $162.95

Space Planning For Commercial & Residential Interiors
Author Kubba
Publisher Mcg
Copyright 2003
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-07138-191-8
Price $120.95

Time-Saver Standards Interior Design & Space Plan
Author Dechiara
Publisher Mcg
Copyright 2001
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-07134-616-0
Price $175.95


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