10 Week Commercial Design Program


This course provides students with an overall understanding of working as an interior designer on a commercial project. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create and better understand a commercial floorplan, be knowledgable about building codes for interior designers, proper space planning and materials for commercial spaces.

For the final project, students will use their creativity along with their new skills to design a commercial space.

*The Certification Course is required as a prerequisite for this course
*Laptop and 3-click mouse is required for this course


The Codes Guidebook for Interiors by Sharon Kooten Harmon, IIDA and Katherine E. Kennon, AIA | ISBN: 978-0-470-59209-0

Designing Commercial Interiors by Christine M. Piotrowski, ASID, IIDA and Elizabeth A. Rogers, IIDA | ISBN: 978-0-471-72349-3


Designed by Heritage Grad Kristen Siefkin


“The starting point of achievement is desire.”


Mondays, 12:30pm – 4:30pm / $799
Spring: Apr. 10 – June 19, 2017 (no class May 29)
Fall: Sept. 25 – Nov. 27, 2017
Winter: Jan. 15 – Mar. 19, 2018

Week 1
-Reflective Ceilings
-Title Block

Week 2
Building Codes for Interior Designers
-Research codes and requirements for commercial space

Week 3
Space Planning
-Furniture Components

Week 4
Space Planning continued

Week 5
Material for Commercial Spaces
-Psychology of Color

Week 6

Week 7
Project Studio Time

Week 8

You will earn a certificate of completion in Commercial Design for Interior Designers.