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Interior Design

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-1015
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Lighting is a crucial component in creating atmosphere and enabling function 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 sources, fixtures and systems as they develop creative, functional lighting plans for a variety of spaces.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Drafting + Rendering for Interiors


Instructor
  • Name: Melissa Mattes (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 6 - Feb 17 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-1039
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-1047
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course provides students with a working process for managing a design project. Students are asked to bring to class a design they've completed previously for either a residential or commercial project. After dividing the design into schedules for various elements of the design project (such as furniture, mill work, lighting, paint, floor coverings, fabric and trim, window treatments, accessories and artwork) each item is specified and priced, taking into consideration net/list costs, as well as mark-up standards and time billing. Students are responsible for satisfying the program, resourcing all items on the plan, drafting a proposal to clients, preparing purchase orders for vendors and contractors and tracking the progress of the project. Students leave the course prepared to invoice their client, knowing they are able to meet the client's budget and, ultimately, make a profit.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Interior Design Studio I: Private Spaces


Instructor
  • Name: Kellie Suplicki (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-1056
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

The materials that engage our senses play an integral role in defining our interior spaces; understanding the unique characteristics of various materials is an important aspect of selecting and designing with them. This survey course explores a variety of materials used in interior design, including fabrics, wall coverings, paints, wood, stone, metal, glass, laminates, solid surfacing, tile, carpet, resilient flooring and more. The course covers appropriate and creative uses of these materials in commercial and residential applications, in addition to code considerations, specification writing and identification of sources.

Applies to: ID-E


Instructor
  • Name: Nathan Reynolds (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jan 13 - Feb 10 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 1/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-COM-2798
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $20


Description

Designers can start drawing, designing and rendering their ideas with SketchUp, the free downloadable 3D modeling toolkit used for everything from architecture to jewelry to game design to 3D printing. This course teaches students about the use of SketchUp as a design and rendering tool. The instructor presents the fundamentals of the interface, and how to model original spaces and objects from scratch or import prebuilt objects from the Google warehouse. The accelerated format allows for faster learning as students quickly move on to advanced topics like texturing objects and simple animation creation. This course is recommended for novice designers or design students interested in learning how to incorporate 3D into their work.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-4424 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. 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: Rina Naik (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-INDES-4424-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This introductory course focuses on the process of design as it applies to interior spaces. 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: Kimberley Valente (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-INDES-4431
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp, have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisites: Digital Design Techniques and Drafting + Rendering for Interiors.


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1739
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


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 presentation that clearly illustrates a thoughtful and improved interior space.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Cathy Wilkerson (Bio)
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