A studio course integrating the interior design process into a large-scale kitchen design project focusing on functional and aesthetic elements and the integral relationship to user needs. Incorporates human factors and Universal Design principles.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
This studio course will consist of a large-scale, residential remodel that meets the physiological and psychological needs of virtual clients. This course will focus on rehabilitating an existing home necessitating critical assessment of existing mechanical and structural systems, the alteration of these systems and their impact on the integrity of the building’s architecture. Materials, products, finish selections and installation of mechanical systems promoting healthy indoor air quality are equally imperative to the success of the project.
- Space plans for existing and new construction residential interior environments.
- Kitchen mechanical plans, floor plans, elevations, cabinetry section cuts, specifications and installation documents
- Kitchen cabinetry, countertops, appliances, plumbing and electrical fixtures, finishes, and equipment.
- Assess current kitchen design trends and innovations and acquaint students with quality kitchen products and resources though academic internet research and guest speakers.
- Universal Design Principles, ADA guidelines, and ageing-in-place.
- Develop technical computer drawing skills using state-of-the-art kitchen/bath software.
- Calculate and prepare cost estimates, budgets, and kitchen product specifications.
- Develop oral, written, and graphic communication skills conveying aesthetic and functional concepts and construction documentation of design solutions for kitchen design projects.
Assessment and Requirements
Virtual Kitchen Projects
Oral, written and visual presentations
- Concept Development
- Written Design Concepts
- Kitchen Design Guidelines and Recommended Accessibility Guidelines
Technical Construction Packet—Hand-Drafted or Computer Generated
- Schematic Drawings using Industry Standard Graphic Presentation Format
Storyboards and Presentation Boards
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department