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Architecture & Landscape Design:

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Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 6 | 7-10pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-INDES-1039 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $495


An extensive knowledge of building materials and their use in the construction of interior spaces is a prerequisite for the interior designer. In this course, we survey the impact of design on construction methods and choices, from fundamental necessities to ornamental trim. We also investigate the main concepts and vocabulary underlying interior systems and materials, and the effect of mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, etc.) on interior design. We further examine the many functional, physical and visual variables of designing floor and wall surfaces and discuss how to select the right products from the wide range available today. Students learn to write specifications for a variety of materials and interpret manufacturers' specifications as well. Other topics include: building codes, energy conservation, indoor pollution and the use of "green" products.

Applies to: ID-R

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all ID Required Foundation Level courses

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