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Interior Design

Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-COM-2844
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

How do you experience a space? Find the door and walk on in -- except if the environment is virtual. In this architectural simulation course the instructor introduces the 3ds Max interface and workflow used to create full-featured building interiors and exteriors. Students model furniture, windows, doors, ceilings and surfaces to make spaces more believable. Additional technology is part of the instruction as students use V-Ray materials and lighting to create physically accurate renderings. Animated element libraries turn visualizations into simulations. Techniques for rendering assets, including those found with SketchUp, AutoCAD and Revit (previous experience not required), are also discussed as students create more complex and aesthetically pleasing virtual reality compositions.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Matthew E. Paquin (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-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

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - May 24 | 7-10pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-4423 ( Class is almost Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

This studio course introduces students to architectural drawing, drafting and rendering, as well as their tools and standards. We cover topics and techniques that apply to most projects, such as construction drawings, layouts with dimensions and notations, and presentation renderings used to help the client visualize their finished project. Also introduced are orthographic drawing, bubble diagrams, layout sketches, elevations, 3D and perspective drawing. Skill topics include drafting to scale, dimensioning, proper line weight and pattern used in sections, plans and elevations. Students are introduced to color media used in presentation drawing, including color pencil, watercolor, markers, and computer paint and photo retouch software. Final application of light, shade and shadows brings project drawings to life.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Mar 6 - May 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-1060 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

In this final studio course, interior design students put it all together, undertaking complex projects that require research into historical styles and/or cultural influences, and that include special-purpose spaces and areas for public and private use. A final project demonstrates the student's familiarity with major interior design components, including lighting design, detailing of one or more key elements, and a knowledge of millwork, finishes, building codes and material standards. Business practices and methods for presenting design solutions are also covered for those who are about to begin, or who have already commenced, a career in interior design.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Monday on 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1 and 5/15.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: All previous classes


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - May 27 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-1050
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Students in this course gain understanding of and hands-on experience in the process of designing residential living spaces as they actively participate in the programming and schematic design phases. Students learn to consider residential space in terms of proportion, scale, composition, balance, color, texture, light, surface treatment and material selection, as well as function, circulation and occupancy. Design elements are reviewed in a creative environment that encourages participants to express their own design styles. Discussions and critiques help students learn to reveal the critical thinking behind their drawings and design process. Successful students will have developed a better understanding of universal design, sustainability, and the project management as applied to residential interiors. Note: This course was previously titled Residential Interiors I: Living Spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - May 25 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-0812
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495


Description

Designing successful shared spaces involves communication, brand identity and project management. You'll take on these challenges as you consider design strategies for public spaces. Practical lessons include discussion of legislated policies like the ADA, local health and safety codes. Project sites might include offices, retail outlets, hotels or healthcare facilities, each with confining technical criteria, traffic patterns and budgets that inform the design brief and create opportunities for the designer. The workflow is examined and shared for critique as you research, measure, draw, propose and plan in order to deliver a personal design concept that reimagines our shared spaces. Note: This course was previously titled Commercial Interiors I.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: AutoCAD: Interior Design ll


Instructor
  • Name: Susan Barba (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - Apr 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-4434
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

The bathroom has a daunting risk-to-reward ratio for the designer. When it is done well it is a triumph with a great return on investment (of both time and money). This course makes that space its focus as students first consider the code requirements and safety standards that inform every decision. A design brief is formed that considers mechanical, venting, plumbing and electrical systems. Proper material and fixture selections based on wants, needs and budgets include responsible use and manufacture, along with demolition and installation timelines. The age-old argument of form vs. function is revisited, with specific examples taken from good and bad solutions. Designing for human factors is always relevant as students draw and build physical models to realize their concept in a final presentation made to their 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

Friday, Mar 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-INDES-4435 ( Class is almost Full )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Interested in every detail of a finely crafted room? Investigate cornices, window frames, door lintels, wall brackets, columns, plinths and pedestals in this short history of interior woodwork, from the Renaissance to early Modernism. Elizabethan strap work, 18th-century French paneling, Colonial American bolection molding, Victorian millwork and Art Deco marquetry are just some of the examples of interior art to be considered in this course devoted to identifying historic styles and carving techniques.

Applies to: ID-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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