Interior Architecture and Product DesignStephen M. Murphy, Head
Judy Roland, Academic Advisor/ Administrative Assistant
Professors Dubois, Hastings, Haycock, and Murphy; Associate Professors Borchers, Brown, Bullock, Husseini, Owens-Wilson, Thompson, and Troyer; Assistant Professors Davidson, Hubbell, and Lewis; Emeritus Professor Durgan; Adjunct Professors Pauli Barucchieri, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy; Franz Putschogl, Frank Sander, and Klaus Steinman, Trier, Germany.
The bachelor of interior architecture program consists of a four-year course of study following the one-year environmental design studies program. The department's five-year program is one of the first curricula in this profession to be recognized and accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research in the United States. The Department of Interior Architecture's professional program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
The curriculum 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 departments'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
Foreign study program
General education philosophy
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
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.: Second-year standing and PHYS 115 or 113.
IAPD 301. Interior Architecture Design Studio I. (3) I. Design vocabulary, abstract design, form and space generation, use of light and color theory, application of design process, idea generation, creativity, and diagraming are all general topics that underpin the second year. These concepts are necessary to reinforce graphic development, typography, presentation, and layout carried over from previous semesters. Projects that utilize these topics will include an introduction to human scale and anthropometries, perspective as applied to small scale spaces, environmental analysis, and introduction to structure in design. Pr.: DSFN 202 and admission to professional program in interior architecture.
IAPD 302. Interior Architecture Design Studio II. (3) II. Continuation of topics covered in previous semesters will allow for more proficiency through multiple projects that include signage, model building, rendering and color media presentations, indoor-outdoor site relationships, continuation of environmental studies, contextual issues, various architectonic scales, and analysis of product types with linkages to lighting design and building systems. Pr.: IAPD 301.
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 390. The Contemporary Interior: Ideas and Examples. (2) II. A visual survey of selected works of current interior architecture, which illustrate principles and practical concerns that motivate design. Required of interior architecture as a prerequisite for IAPD 404, but open to nonmajors from any discipline.
IAPD 403. Product Design Studio I. (3) I, II. Analysis, synthesis, and design of various types of products associated with the interior environment, integrating such human factor determinants as anthropometries and ergonomics. Construction of prototype products associated with the human environment developed concurrently within the design studio. Pr.: IAPD 202; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 404. Interior Architecture Design Studio III. (4) I, 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 202; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 406. Problems in Interior Architecture. (Var.) I, II. 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. An introduction to shop procedures, equipment, design materials, joinery, and elementary design experiences in turning and shaping various materials. This course provides the student the opportunity through a series of small projects exposure to the total creative design process by researching, designing, constructing, and evaluating finished products. Pr.: Admission to the professional program of interior architecture.
IAPD 409. Materials and Finishes. (2) I. Introduction to materials 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. Two hours lec. a week. Pr.: Admission to the professional program in interior architecture.
IAPD 410. Interior Architecture Microcomputer Applications. (2) I. 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.: Enrollment in the interior architecture program.
IAPD 411. Drawing in Black and White. (3) 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 416. History of Furniture. (2) II. Analysis of the social, political, and religious influences on product and furniture design in Italy, France, and England from early renaissance through the 18th century. Pr.: Admission to the professional program in architecture, interior architecture, or landscape architecture.
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. 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. Throughout 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.
IAPD 520. Design Graphics Workshop. (3) II. 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.: Sophomore standing.
IAPD 602. Interior Architecture Design Studio IV. (4) I. This course is specifically directed towards the unique programming and design-related issues and conditions associated with contemporary large-scale office space planning. Emphasis is placed on the nature of the office work environment and the linking together of various architectural systems in support of users' needs. Students will be required to have their own personal computer for this course. Pr.: IAPD 404 Studio III, and IAPD 403 Product Design Studio I; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 606. Interior Architecture Design Studio V. (4) II. This semester of study provides an option for an interdisciplinary collaborative studio course oriented towards replicating the learning experience and interactive activities that takes place in the modern multidisciplinary professional office. Students enrolled in this studio can be from architecture, interior architecture, and landscape architecture. Pr.: IAPD 602; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 608. Design Workshop II. (3) I, II. Design Workshop 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
IAPD 614. Design Workshop II Studio. (1) I, II. Studio component taken concurrently with IAPD 608 Design Workshop II. See IAPD 608 for course description.
IAPD 622. Building Construction Systems in Interior Architecture. (2) I, II. The course focuses on developing an understanding of the integration and coordination of building components in the interior environment. Stategies and techniques of construction are studied through the production of a set of construction documents for a building interior. Issues addressed include the selection and assemblage of materials and/or products, building codes, accessibility and methods of construction. IAPD 600, 602, and 622 must be taken conc.
IAPD 625. Lighting in Interior Architecture. I, 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: ARCH 413, ARCH 514 and IAPD 402 and 405 or approval of instructor.
IAPD 644. Interior Architecture Internship. (12) II, S. Thirty weeks off-campus work study in professional offices specializing in interior architecture: field and office experience. Pr.: IAPD 603, ARCH 433, not more than one grade of D in an interior architecture design studio, and approval by the internship coordinator.
IAPD 645. Interior Architecture Internship Report. (3) II, S. Taken in conjunction with IAPD 644. 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. Pr.: Conc. enrollment in IAPD 644.
IAPD 646. Interior Architecture Foreign Studies. (12) II, S. This course allows the student to study outside of the United States for one semester. The semester will expand their global perspective of design professions and cultural, political, and economic views. One semester studying interior architecture in a foreign university. Pr.: IAPD 603, ARCH 433, not more than one grade of D in an interior architecture design studio and approval by the foreign studies coordinator.
IAPD 647. Interior Architecture Foreign Studies Reports. (3) II, S. Taken in conjunction with IAPD 646. The purpose is to develop the student's written communication skills as well as increase awareness of written communication and record keeping in interior architecture office practice. The report will provide detailed documentation of the student's experiences during the foreign studies program. Pr.: Conc. enrollment in IAPD 646.
IAPD 705. Interior Architecture Design Studio VI. (4) I, II. This design studio pursues and extends the architectural knowledge gained in all previous studios. Emphasis is on understanding large-scale buildings in terms of structure, systems, materials, and environment. Design VI addresses the built environment, utilizing existing large-scale buildings to explore architectural renovation, rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation. Pr.: IAPD 606, or IAPD 644 and IAPD 645, or IAPD 646 and IAPD 647; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 706. Product Design Studio II. (4) I, II. 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. Pr.: IAPD 605 or IAPD 644 and 645, or IAPD 646 and 647; not more than one D in an interior architecture design studio course.
IAPD 710. Advanced 3-D Modeling. (3) 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 3-dimensional environment using the vision domes. Projects that utilize these topics will include an introduction to 3D modeling, animation, sound titling, lighting, and a material editor. Pr: IAPD 410 or equivalent and approval of the instructor.
IAPD 714. Furniture Design Workshop. (3) I, II, S. Design, construction, and finishing of contemporary furniture and accessories. Pr.: IAPD 608.
IAPD 720. Advanced Seminar in Interior Architecture. (1-3) I, II. Advanced readings and discussions of environmental issues related to the practice of interior architecture. Readings, discussions, reports. Pr.: IAPD 702 or equiv.
IAPD 730. Facility Management. (2) II. A survey of the methods of managing the physical assets of large facilitiescorporate, institutional, and governmentalthrough a review of current literature, presentations by professionals active in the field, and case studies.
IAPD 740. Advanced Design Workshop. (1-4) I, II. 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 714 or equivalent.
IAPD 753. Professional Practice. (3) I. 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.: Fifth-year standing.
IAR 760. Interior Architecture Seminar. (3) I, II. Readings and discussion of contemporary thought and movements within the field of interior architecture with special emphasis on the societal factors which produce and affect change. Pr.: IAR 705 or graduate standing.