Course Description

RISD CE course: Interior Design Studio II: Public Spaces

Design by Michael Camara

Designing successful shared spaces involves communication, brand identity and project management. You’ll take on these challenges as you consider preliminary design strategies for public spaces. This includes a foundational overview of legislated policies like the ADA, local health and safety codes and project sites that might include offices, retail outlets, hotels or healthcare facilities. You will learn about workflow as you research, measure, draw, propose and plan in order to deliver a personal design concept that reimagines our shared spaces. This is part one of a two-part course.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 22, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 22, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 12, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Students must be prepared to communicate their design solutions either digitally (AutoCAD or equivalent) or through scanned hand rendering. If you plan to use AutoCAD, please check minimum system requirements to make sure your computer will run the software before downloading. This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Illustrator. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing. Peripherals: Access to a printer, digital camera and/or scanner.
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • Architectural scale
  • Tracing paper (1 roll 12 x 20 yards or Foundation tracing paper pad 9”x12”)
  • Black felt tip pens of different line weights - such as Sharpie, papermate, or pentel
  • If hand-rendering: Prismacolor pencils assorted box of 12; assorted color markers-suggested Prismacolor, Chartpak or Copic

Textbook: Designing Commercial Interiors (3rd edition) by Christine M. Piotrowski (Wiley). ISBN: 978-1-118-88261-0.

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