Course Description

RISD CE course: Interior Design Studio II: Public Spaces

Design by Michael Camara

This course takes on the larger implications and complexity of designing public spaces. You will apply knowledge of planning for public spaces and work on a range of projects such as offices, retail outlets, hotels and healthcare facilities. Projects will include typical design constraints like parking, budgets, audience, and taste that come together to inform a design brief and create opportunities for the designer. This 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. This is part two of a two-part course.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Apr 12, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $415.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
May 03, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 05, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 12, 2021 to May 24, 2021
Required Software/Technology
Software: AutoCAD or equivalent. This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. 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. 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-

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