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
- Space plans for existing and new construction residential interior environments.
- Kitchen mechanical plans, floor plans, elevations, cabinetry section cuts, specifications and installation documents
- Residential building codes for fire, life and safety, ADA guidelines, accessibility and Universal Design Principles
- 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.
- Demonstrate an ability to solve interior design problems through conceptualization, development and creation of functional and aesthetically pleasing designs for a large-scale kitchen project.*
- Create kitchen mechanical plans, floor plans, elevations, cabinetry section cuts, specifications and installation documents that meet basic residential building codes for fire, life and safety, ADA guidelines, accessibility and Universal Design Principles.*
- Exhibit technical and graphic communication skills using manual drafted and/or computer generated construction and mechanical plans, floor plans, elevations, specifications and installation documents for a large-scale kitchen using National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines.
- Produce basic residential kitchen construction and mechanical plans incorporating plumbing, electrical, lighting and ventilation systems.
- Effectively utilize resources and academic research to assess current kitchen products and design trends.*
- Apply Universal Design Principles andADAguidelines to the large-scale kitchen design project.*
- Display proficiency in the preparation of hand-drafted or computer generated schematic drawings in compliance with NKBA exam format.
- Exhibit basic technical computer skills using current industry standard software.
- Accurately estimate costs, budget, and specify kitchen products.
- Illustrate proficiency in oral, written, and graphic communication skills in the critical analysis, assessment of user needs, aesthetic and functional concept development, production of construction documents, and presentation of final kitchen design solutions.*
Assessment and Requirements
- Studio – work-in-progress reviews
- Programming Binder
- Technical Construction Packet—Schematic Drawings
- Story and Presentation Boards
- Written aesthetic and functional design solutions
- Final Oral Presentation of Semester Kitchen Project
- 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