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INTR 4000 - Residential Studio – Social Spaces

Residential Interiors Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course builds on previous studio courses to provide students the opportunity to design residential interior spaces beyond the kitchen and bath. Students will explore social areas such as entries, staircases, dens/offices, living rooms, family rooms, bars, media and games rooms. This course has an emphasis on volume development - students will explore, design and detail advanced ceiling configurations, staircase tread and handrail options as well as incorporate level changes into a residential space. Project considerations related to design and construction for various types of fireplaces will be explored. Students will develop a detailed client program to apply innovative and critical thinking to respond to human factors, functional and aesthetic considerations. Students will also gain practice and critique in furniture, window coverings and lighting fixture selection in addition to staging with art and accessories. Students will create working drawings and specifications aligning with NKBA documentation standards, and will present their design solutions through formal presentations.


65% in INTR 3100, INTR 3150, and INTR 3160.



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