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Commercial Design | Denver

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 10-week course will introduce students to commercial interior design theory, concepts and application, preparing them with the knowledge and skills required for commercial design projects. They will learn building codes, space planning, and materials related to various commercial specialties.

COURSE PREREQUISITE

    • Fundamentals of Interior Design or equivalent
  • Revit (may be taken simultaneously)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Successful completion of this course is based on satisfactorily meeting the following general learning objectives, evidenced by passing quiz scores and incorporation into weekly/term assignments and final project presentation.

  • Demonstrate understanding of the design process by implementing it in weekly assignments.
  • Demonstrate ability to produce construction documents for a commercial project.
  • Verbalize knowledge of commercial interior codes and/or cite proper resources for the codes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of commercial grade products, furniture & materials by making appropriate selections for term design project. 

REQUIRED MATERIALS

Designing Commercial Interiors 3rd Edition by Christine M. Piotrowski, ASID, IIDA and Elizabeth A. Rogers, IIDA

COURSE SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm / $1,995
Spring: April 17 – June 19, 2019

Mondays, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Fall: September 23 – December 9, 2019

Week 1 – Overview of Commercial Interior Design

  • Working in Commercial Interior Design
  • Commercial Disciplines
  • Forces that Shape Commercial Design

Week 2 – Commercial Design Project Process

  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Process & Programming Elements
  • Project Management

Week 3 – The Office

  • Issues Impacting Office Design
  • Office Operations
  • Types of Office Space
  • Commercial Design Systems Furniture

Week 4 – Hospitality/Lodging Facilities

  • Overview of Lodging Business Operations
  • Types of Lodging Facilities
  • Lodging Guests
  • Commercial Design Finishes

Week 5 – Food & Beverage Facilities

  • Overview of Food & Beverage Business Operations
  • Types of Food & Beverage Facilities
  • Commercial Lighting and Wayfinding

Week 6 – Retail Facilities

  • Overview of Retail Business Operations
  • Types of Retail Facilities
  • Hand Rendering a Perspective Drawing

Week 7 – Healthcare Facilities

  • Overview of Healthcare & Impacting Factors
  • Types of Healthcare Facilities
  • Hand Rendering an Elevation Drawing

Week 8 – Senior Living Facilities

  • Overview of Senior Living Facilities
  • Types of Senior Living Facilities
  • Recreational Facilities

Week 9 – Field Visit to Elements

  • Studio Time for Final Project Presentations

Week 10 – Final Project Presentations

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