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Interior Design

Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4430
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Autodesk's AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture are becoming industry standards for architecture and design professionals. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students expand on the basics of layer management and building geometry, and learn to modify and style walls, curtain walls, doors, windows, slabs, stairs, railing and roofs. We also cover more advanced topics like adding components and custom objects, sections and elevations, annotation, detailing, a display system, project navigator, 3D modeling and ray tracing rendering. Students also come to understand how Revit's approach for modeling and model views, massing, component families and detailing differs from AutoCAD's. Each software package is presented in a six-session section.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: AutoCAD: Interior Design I


Instructor
  • Name: Jr Neville Songwe (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4436
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

An aging population has created a market for design professionals and inspired a philosophy known as Universal Design. For interior designers, this acknowledges clients who are interested in a home that adjusts to their maturity, allowing them to "age in place." In this course, you'll consider a "retrofit" project with a real end user in mind, and be introduced to the hierarchy of decisions dictated by concept, customer and, most importantly, code. Complete design workflow is revealed and practiced as you make material and vendor specifications with strict adherence to a budget and schedule timeline -- culminating in a presentation for critique by your classmates.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors or Drafting + Rendering for Product Development


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4424
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to spaces we inhabit. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4424-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to spaces we inhabit. Students build an acute awareness of core principles -- scale, proportion, light, circulation and progression -- as a means to create visual harmony. Functional, utilitarian, economic and safety requirements of interior spaces in an architectural framework are examined and students develop a process book that is a document of their new appreciation for lighting, acoustics, textiles and materials choices. Through exercises and a final project, students learn to apply the basic principles of visual design to interiors, and to better understand how form and function can be translated into practical designs for livable interior spaces.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 17 - 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $15


Description

How often have you felt the need to create a more useful, pleasing arrangement within your room? Designing interior spaces is a basic desire for all of us. In this course, you'll take on the responsibility of reinterpreting the perfect bedroom for a teenage client not unlike yourself. You'll present a design brief, built around your client's expectations, that illustrates the design challenges that need to be solved. You and your classmates will then work together to develop solutions that are both practical and fantastic. You'll consider materials, colors, textures, fixtures and furniture, and then put it all together in a scale model that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

Lighting is a crucial component in defining the function and atmosphere of an interior space. It can be used to define architectural space, enhance texture in surface materials and reveal form in furnishings. This course introduces students to the equipment, techniques and concepts of lighting design. With a focus on new technologies and sustainable lighting solutions, students learn about lamps and fixtures as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Edward Kordash (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PDM-0370
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Be seated, and explore the history of one of the most fundamental pieces in any home: the chair. Investigate the evolution of the chair, from an elegantly carved ancient Egyptian stool to the 18th-century masterpieces of Thomas Chippendale to the Modernist creations of Charles and Ray Eames. You'll learn about period style, forms, materials and construction, as well as the important symbolic associations of seating furniture through the ages.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-INDES-4437
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

How do great rooms and beautiful objects reflect the tastes, aspirations and lifestyles of those who made and used them? This course gives "style" a historic and cultural context as it knits together the relationship between furniture, textiles, ceramics, utensils and man's manufactured goods. You'll explore the remarkable progression of forms and the rich treasury of ornament, as well as the stories of artisans and patrons. Architects, artists and designers will acquire essential knowledge of period styles and a detailed understanding of historic decor and ornament from ancient times to the Baroque.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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