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INTR 4100 - Residential Directed Studies 2

Residential Interiors Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Students will apply the knowledge, concepts, skills and techniques learned in all previous courses to generate a creative and comprehensive solution to a multi-level new construction residential design project that supports human behaviour within the residential interior environment. Students will conduct research and gather information on a specific client profile that relates to needs that may include age, medical and/or physical limitations, social and/or cultural conditions. Final projects should demonstrate a clear concept and design process, a thorough understanding of design elements and principles, and the ability to provide innovative and practical design solutions that address client requirements. Students will be expected to articulate a project effectively both orally and visually, and integrate current and appropriate technologies into the design of a residential environment. Students will receive guidance from the instructor and/or guest critiques; however, it is a self-directed course where students are expected to arrive at their own design solution that addresses functionality, sustainability, design aesthetics, accessibility and environmental considerations while demonstrating code compliance throughout. Students will also be required to submit a working drawing and specification package.


65% in INTR 4000, INTR 3170, INTD 3110, INTD 3370, COMM 2320, and JOIN 4350.





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 85338

Mon Jan 04 - Wed Mar 24 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Mar 24 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Patricia Kerekes

Course Outline




  1. Prerequisite(s) 65% in INTR 4000, INTR 3170, INTD 3110, INTD 3370, COMM 2320, and JOIN 4350* (*may be taken concurrently). No class, Monday February 15th - Family Day. 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.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Research and gather information to develop a specific client profile.
  • Record, sketch and document findings to appropriately respond to a design program.
  • Articulate a design concept to communicate design direction.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses to execute a conceptual and fully developed design solution that communicates a clear understanding of design theories and principles, contextual issues and human factors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and relevant application of current residential interior building technologies and justify their impact on design decisions.
  • Communicate an understanding of the theories and principles of universal design, building codes, life safety, code compliancy and sustainability as they pertain to material and product selection, installation methods and interaction with the end user.
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally present a design solution both visually and orally.
  • Generate construction drawings and specifications that include relevant information, legends and schedules.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

INTR 4100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Residential Interiors
    Part-time   Diploma


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