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Kansas State University

Interior Architecture and Product Design

Stephen M. Murphy, Head

Neal Hubbell, Associate Head

Judy Roland, Academic Advisor/

Administrative Assistant

Professors Hastings, Haycock, Husseini, and Murphy; Associate Professors Borchers, Brown, Bullock, Hubbell, Owens-Wilson, Thompson, and Troyer; Assistant Professors Davidson and Lewis; Instructor Bacon, Emeritus Professor Durgan; Adjunct Professors Paulo Barucchieri, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy; Rolf Doell, Coberg, Germany, Franz Puschough, Frank Sander, and Klaus Steinman, Trier, Germany.

785-532-5992

www.arch.ksu.edu/iar

The master of interior architecture and product design first professional program consists of a four-year and a summer course of study following the one-year environmental design studies program. The department's five-year program of study is one of the first curricula in this profession to be recognized and accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) in the United States. The department's first professional program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The curriculum in interior architecture and product design is structured for students who plan a professional career in space planning in commercial, institutional, and industrial interior design. The learning experience is gained through the focus placed upon the department's educational programs in interior architectural space planning, furniture, and product design. After an introduction to basic interior space planning, students undertake studio exercises that include programming and designing of spaces. Special emphasis is placed on spatial organization, behavior analysis, space component design, furniture design and construction, product and exhibit design, the integration of environmental systems, building rehabilitation, and the preparation of working drawings and contract documents.

Computers in the studio

The department provides a supportive and integrated studio beginning with the fifth semester where students can bring in their own CAD-capable computers. The department provides cabinets, peripheral equipment, and a secure environment with updated electrical and data connections. Use of the computer and appropriate software is integrated into all the departmental courses from this point on. Computers are the tool of choice in today's design offices, and the department strives to fully educate its students on their uses.

Internship program

A 30-week, full-time, paid internship is an available option for the spring semester of the fourth year. Students may apply their skills in a professional design environment while receiving 14 hours credit.

International study

Students may participate during the fourth year in a semester-long study abroad program in exchange programs in Trier or Coburg, Germany, or in Prague, Czech Republic. Students may also study at our facility in Castiglion Fiorentino or Orvieto, Italy. Programs in France, Denmark, and Australia are also available.

General education philosophy

The responsibilities of the interior architect/ designer encompass all spaces within environments built for human habitation. Our goal is to develop creative professionals who can synthesize information and analyze problems from many perspectives. New technologies affect the skills and knowledge required for designers.

The best preparation for the future is an education that will enable graduates to adapt to a changing world. Adaptation to change requires that the graduate draw on history and on experience of many cultures and apply the theories of empirical investigation. A sound curriculum for professional interior architectural education balances the broad cultural aspects of education and the specialized practical content integral to the profession.

Interior architecture and product design program

It is important to refer to the college website for current information regarding this program. This curriculum is subject to constant review and change without notice. Students should obtain a copy of the current curriculum when they enter the program.
 
For the curriculum requirements for the first two semesters, see Environmental Design Studies, earlier in this section. Total hours required for graduation: 169

Third semester

IAPD 307Interior Architecture Design Studio I5
IAPD 248Building Science3
ARCH 350History of Design Environments III3
IAPD 430Visual Communication2
ARCH 348Structural Systems in Architecture I3
16
 

Fourth semester

IAPD 320Interior Architecture Design Studio II5
IAPD 410IAPD Microcomputer3
ARCH 413Environmental Systems in Architecture I4
ARCH 449Structural Systems in Architecture II3
IAPD476Theory of Product Design2
17
 

Fifth semester

IAPD 435IAPD Design Studio III5
IAPD 409Materials and Finishes3
IAPD 416History of Furniture3
ARCH 433Building and Construction Systems in Architecture I3
University general education elective3
17
 

Sixth semester

IAPD 440IAPD Design Studio IV3
IAPD 407Design Workshop I3
IAPD 412Design Workshop I Studio1
ARCH 514Environmental Systems in Architecture II3
ENGL 200Expository Writing3
IAPD 456Theory of Product Design2
University general education elective3
18
 

Seventh semester

IAPD 801IAPD Design Studio V5
ARCH 515Environmental Systems in Architecture III3
IAPD 802Design Workshop II3
IAPD 803Design Workshop II Studio1
IAPD 628Building and Construction Systems IA3
University general education elective3
18
 

Eighth semester

On campus or study abroad
IAPD 606Interior Architecture Design Studio VI5
Free electives9
14
or
IAPD 644Interior Architecture Internship11
IAPD 645Interior Architecture Internship Report3
14
 

Summer options

IAPD 664IAPD Summer Internship6
IAPD 665IAPD Summer Internship Report1
7
 
IAPD 668IAPD Summer Study Abroad7
7
 
University general education elective6
IAPD 406Problems in IAPD1
7
 

Ninth semester

IAPD 810IAPD Capstone Design Studio6
IAPD 813Furniture Design Workshop Studio1
IAPD 814Furniture Design Workshop3
IAPD 815Advanced Studio Programming3
IAPD 391Contemporary Design3
16
 

Tenth semester

IAPD 822Advanced Product Design Studio6
or
IAPD 823Advanced IA Design Studio6
or
IAPD 824Advanced Furniture Studio6
IAPD 853Professional Practice3
Directed electives* 6
15
 

Interior architecture and product design courses

IAPD 248. Building Science. (3) I. Instruction in the materials of building and landscape design; sources, characteristics, and uses in design and construction; emphasis on valuation and selection. Two lec. and one rec. per week. Pr.: PHYS 115.

IAPD 303. Interior Architecture Design Studio IA. (6) I. This course integrates material from Environmental Design Studio I and II with ADS I, IAPD I, LADS I. Twelve hours of studio a week. Pr.: For transfer students, 9 or more credit hours of graphics, design, and freehand drawing and admission to a department in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

IAPD 307. IAPD Design Studio I. (5) I. Design vocabulary, form and space generation, application of design process, idea generation, creativity, and diagramming are all general topics that underpin the second year. Projects that utilize these topics will include an introduction to residential and light construction; space layout with furniture, color, and materials selection; human scale and anthropometrics; perspective as applied to small scale spaces; environmental analysis and introduction to structure in design. Pr.: DSFN202 and admission to the professional program in interior architecture and product design.

IAPD 320. IAPD Design Studio 2. (5) II. Analysis, synthesis, and design of various types of products associated with the interior environment, integrating such human factor determinants as anthropometrics and ergonomics. Construction prototype products associated with the human environment developed concurrently within the design studio. Pr.: IAPD 307; no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course.

IAPD 391. Contemporary Design. (3) I, II. A visual survey of selected works of current interior architecture, product design, and furniture design that illustrate principles and practical concerns that motivate design. Pr.: Open to non-majors accepted in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design; third-year standing.

IAPD 406. Problems in IAPD. (Var.) I, II ,S. Study of specific interior architectural problems under direct supervision of a member of the department. Pr.: Approval of instructor.

IAPD 407. Design Workshop I. (3) II, S. An introduction to shop procedures, equipment, design materials, joinery, and elementary design experiences in turning and shaping various materials. The course also includes identification and application of specific interior finishes and provides the student the opportunity through a series of small projects to be exposed to the total creative design process by researching, designing, constructing, and evaluating finished products. Pr.: IAPD 435, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 412.

IAPD 409. Materials and Finishes. (3) I. Introduction to materials, textiles, and finishes specific to interior applications. Criteria for evaluation, selection, and application of interior materials and finishes with the building fabric and their impact on building design. Preparation of written and graphic communications to illustrate and direct the construction process. Three hours lecture a week. Pr.: Admission to the professional program in interior architecture and product design.

IAPD 410. Interior Architecture Microcomputers. (3) I, II, S. Instruction in microcomputer operating procedure, general terminology, programming concepts for microcomputer, and use of appropriate word-processing specification writing and computer-aided design software as it relates to the interior architecture profession. Four hours lab a week. Pr.: IAPD 307.

IAPD 411. Drawing in Black and White. (3) I, II. Freehand representational drawing of architectonic space using graphite pencil and ink pen. Emphasis is on the development of the visual perception of space and the communication of the perceived space through drawings that are clear and expressive. Pr.: Third-year standing.

IAPD 412. Design Workshop I Studio. (1) II, S. Studio component of IAPD470 Design Workshop I. Pr.: No grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 407.

IAPD 416. History of Furniture. (3) II. Analysis of the social, political, and religious influences on furniture design from ancient Egypt through the present. Pr.: IAPD 320.

IAPD 420. Theory of Furniture Design. (2) I. Design theory related to analysis, materials, and construction techniques from the early American period through the contemporary movement. Pr.: Admission to the professional program in architecture, interior architecture, or landscape architecture.

IAPD 430. Visual Communication. (2) I, S. Students will be challenged to visualize and communicate in a three-dimensional language using constructed perspective, computer-generated perspective with rendering and animation techniques, and constructed models as tools of the profession. Rapid graphic visual techniques using various medias will be studied enabling quick exploration of multiple design options in a spatial environment. Graphic arts including photography, typesetting, silk screening, and reproduction as applied to board presentations will be introduced. Thoughout the entire semester the study of color theory and its application will be used in all presentations. Pr.: Admission to the professional program of interior architecture and product design.

IAPD 435. IAPD Design Studio 3. (5) I. Advanced design projects involving products related to the interior environment. Synthesis of the design, materials, construction, and finishing of prototype products relevant to human use. Exercises in various rendering techniques and involvement in different media presentations associated with product design. Pr.: IAPD 320, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course.

IAPD 440. IAPD Design Studio 4. (5) II. This course will build upon and extend the knowledge and skill base gained by students in studios I and II. This course will include the introduction of programming methodology and its relationship to the design and organization of interior space. Emphasis will be placed on the appropriate selection of furniture, finishes, fixtures, and equipment within the context of their relationships to form, function, task and users' needs. Pr.: IAPD 435, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course.

IAPD 455. Product Des Illustration. (1) I, II. Exercises in various rendering techniques and involvement in different media presentations associated with product design Pr.: IAPD 420.

IAPD 456. Theory of Product Design. (2) II. History and design theory related to analysis materials and construction in product design. Pr.: IAPD 307.

IAPD 520. Design Graphics Workshop. (3) I, II, S. A course in the use of colored pencils, to render and present form and space using different techniques. Emphasis on the visual perception and composition of elements in design drawings and presentation. Pr.: Junior standing approval of the instructor.

IAPD 606. IAPD Design Studio 6. (5) II. This semester of study provides an option for an interdisciplinary collaborative studio course oriented towards replicating the learning experience and interactive activities that take place in the modern multidisciplinary professional office or a validated equivalent studio completed in an approved study program. Pr.: IAPD 801, ARCH 433, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course, and approval by the foreign studies coordinator if studying abroad.

IAPD 625. Lighting Design. (2) II. An examination of design and technical issues related to luminous environments in building interiors. Topics include color and light, vision, light sources, luminaire selection and design, and the evaluation of lighting solutions. Pr.: IAPD 435, IAPD413, and IAPD514.

IAPD 628. Building Construction Systems IA. (3) I. This course is the capstone course in the student's series of technical courses and gives students the opportunity to show comprehension of previously learned material in a series of exercises culminating in a set of construction documents that includes information about a structural system, a mechanical system, electrical layout, plumbing, millwork details, construction details, codes and the American with Disabilities Act, and the appropriate drawings that illustrate the way in which they all come together. Pr.: IAPD 440. Coreq.: IAPD 801.

IAPD 644. Interior Architecture Internship. (11) II. Sixteen weeks off-campus work study in professional offices specializing in interior architecture: field and office experience. Pr.: IAPD 801, ARCH 433, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 645.

IAPD 645. Interior Architecture Internship Report. (3) II. The purpose is to develop the student's communication skills and awareness of the importance of written communication and record keeping in interior architectural office practice. The required report will provide a detailed documentation of the student's experiences encountered during internship. Coreq.: IAPD 644.

IAPD 664. Interior Architecture Internship. (6) S, Intersession. Ten weeks off-campus work study in professional offices specializing in interior architecture: field and office experience. Pr.: IAPD 606, ARCH 433, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 665.

IAPD 665. Interior Architecture Internship Report. (1) S, Intersesson. The purpose is to develop the student's communication skills and awareness of the importance of written communication and record keeping in interior architectural office practice. The required report will provide a detailed documentation of the student's experiences encountered during internship. Coreq.: IAPD 664.

IAPD 668. Study Abroad Experience. (Var) S. Courses taken from a university in an approved foreign studies program.

IAPD 710. Advanced 3-D CAD. (4) I, II. Lighting, materials, animation, advanced modeling techniques, sound, and storyboarding are methodologies required to successfully build a digital presentation for projection in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional environment using the vision domes. Projects that utilize these topics will include an introduction to 3-D modeling, animation, sound titling, lighting, and a material editor. Pr.: IAPD 410.

IAPD 760. Interior Architecture Seminar. (Var) I, II. Readings and discussion of contemporary thought and movements within the field of interior architecture with special emphasis on the societal factors that produce and affect change. Pr.: IAPD705 or graduate standing.

IAPD 801. IAPD Design Studio 5. (5) I. This semester of study provides an option for an interdisciplinary collaborative studio course oriented towards replicating the learning experience and interactive activities that take place in the modern multidisciplinary professional office. Pr.: IAPD 440, no grade lower than a C interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 628.

IAPD 802. Design Workshop II. (3) I, S. Design Workshop II is intended to further develop the student's understanding of the three-dimensional design process through research, design, prototype construction, evaluation, and redesign. Enhance and increase the student's understanding of the structural characteristics of materials and increase their proficiency at communicating ideas through working and presentation drawings. Pr.: IAPD 407 and 412, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course.

IAPD 803. Design Workshop II Studio. (1) I, S. Studio component taken concurrently with IAPD 802 Design Workshop II. See IAPD 802 for course description. Pr.: IAPD 412 and 407, no grade lower than a C in any interior architecture and product design studio course. Coreq.: IAPD 802.

IAPD 810. IAPD Capstone Studio. (6) I, S. Students are to pursue design projects that encompass their previous educational experience validating their knowledge of the IAPD program studies. The project will be based on extensive research and review. The project presentation will suggest unique and applicable solutions with clearly identified methodology of implementation. Pr.: IAPD 606 or 644 and 645.

IAPD 813. Furniture Design Workshop Studio. (1) I, S. A comprehensive study of the aesthetics, ergonomics, design, construction, and finishing of contemporary furniture and accessories. Formulate a design concept that cohesively pulls together the many factors involved in designing the type of component(s) which will be developed during this semester. Coreq.: IAPD 814.

IAPD 814. Furniture Design Workshop. (3) I, S. A comprehensive study of the aesthetics, ergonomics, design, construction, and finishing of contemporary furniture and accessories. Formulate a design concept that cohesively pulls together the many factors involved in designing the type of component(s) which will be developed during this semester. Pr.: IAPD 803 and 606. Coreq.: IAPD 813.

IAPD 815. Advanced Studio Programming. (3) I, S. Research of programming methodologies culminating in a programmatic document used as the basis for the design project in IAPD 822, 823, or 824. Pr.: IAPD 606.

IAPD 820. Advanced Seminar in IAPD. (Var) I, II. Advanced readings and discussions of environmental issues related to the practice of interior architecture. Readings, discussions, reports.

IAPD 821. Advanced IAPD Design Studio. (Var) I, II. Advanced study of interior space planning, product design, and interior design.

IAPD 822. Advanced Product Design Studio. (6) II. Students will explore projects that have been examined and programmed under the previous semester IAPD Programming course. These projects may be client- or manufacture-based with complete design analysis, directed research and concept formulation, and proposed manufacturing processes including cost and marketing analysis. An exhibition of the student's work will be required at the completion of the course. Course structure is pre-determined by successful completion the programming content described in IAPD 810. Pr.: IAPD 810.

IAPD 823. Advanced IA Design Studio. (6) II. Graduate IAPD develops and teaches broadly applicable methods for strategic innovation and empowers the unique creative abilities of exceptional designers. Utilizing a client-based design project, the student will work directly with a client to produce a completed moderately-scaled design project not to exceed 75,000sf. The student will be required to demonstrate knowledge of interior specificion writing, materials selection, and advanced presentation techniques. An exhibition of the student's work will be required at the completion of the course. Pr.: IAPD 810.

IAPD 824. Advanced Furniture Design Studio. (6) II. Advanced instruction in the design, construction, and finishing of contemporary furniture and accessories. Experimentation in the design of spatial components utilizing advanced techniques in the construction methods and materials. The course involves the development of a concept for a complex furniture prototype and includes directed research involving market analysis, specifications, and the adaptation to manufacturing processes. Additionally there is program development and design evolution, criteria examination and determination, working drawings, complete prototype development, and presentation drawings. An exhibition of the student's work will be required at the completion of the course. Pr.: IAPD 810.

IAPD 830. Problems in Interior Architecture and Product Design. (Var.) I, II. Advanced study of specific interior architectural problems under direct supervision of a member of the department.

IAPD 831. Facilities Management. (2) II. A survey of the methods of managing the physical assets of large facilities—corporate, institutional, and governmental—through a review of current literature, presentations by professionals active in the field, and case studies.

IAPD 840. Advanced Design Workshop. (Var) I, II, S. Advanced instruction in the design, construction, and finishing of contemporary furniture and accessories. The course involves the development of a concept for a complex furniture prototype and includes research, program development, design development, criteria examination and determination, design development, working drawings, complete prototype development, and presentation drawings. Pr.: IAPD 814 or equiv.

IAPD 853. Professional Practice. (3) II. Studies of conventional and newly developing modes of professional design practice. Presented are the relationships of interior architects, architects, and landscape architects and other design professionals to users, clients, building industry, society, government, and one another. Pr: IAPD fifth-year standing.

IAPD 891. Contemporary Design. (3) I, II. A visual survey of selected works of current interior architecture, product design, and furniture design, that illustrate principles and practical concerns that motivate design. Extensive writing requirement which will focus on the various topics, issues, and discussions given during the course. Open to non IAPD majors. Pr.: Graduate standing.