SYLLABUS F 00 *

 

COURSE NUMBER FCS 254

TITLE Interior Design Materials

CREDIT HOURS 3 (2 lecture, 3 studio)

 

MEETING TIMES lecture Monday & Wednesday, 2:00-2:50, 3005 Kohrman

studio Tuesday, 9:30 - 12:20, 3012 Kohrman, Thursday, 9:30 - 12:20, 3012 Kohrman

 

INSTRUCTOR Pat Viard

3033 Kohrman

616 387 3708 email: patricia.viard@wmich.edu

 

OFFICE HOURS Monday and Wednesday 3:00-4:00; Thursday 2:00-3:00; and by appointment

 

CATALOG DESCRIPTION A study of products and finishing materials for the interior environment which considers basic materials, manufacturing processes and the generic characteristics of goods specified by the interior designer.

 

PREREQUISITES FCS 150 - Introduction to Interior Design

CMD 149 - Introduction to Architectural Drawing

TEXTS

REQUIRED Riggs, J. (1996). Materials and Components of Interior Architecture. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-186842-X

Copy Desk Course Pack # 147

 

RECOMMENDED Ching, F. (1987). Interior Design Illustrated. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 0-442-21537-1.

 

Sutherland, M. (1989). Lettering for Architects and Designers. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. ISBN 0-442-28214-1.

 

texts from previous classes

 

MOTTO How do you eat an elephant? ONE BITE AT A TIME!

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES By the end of the semester each student will

1.       exhibit an understanding of generic characteristics and subsequent performance properties of materials/ products considered

2.       have learned an approach to product and information research

3.       have reviewed sample specifications

4.       have specified materials and finishes appropriate to provided scenarios which are sensitive to architectural elements, and support clearly articulated goals and concepts

5.       have learned rules of thumb for estimating and common practices for materials considered

6.       be aware of related environmental concerns (green design issues)

7.       increase understanding of working drawings and drawing conventions

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS whitesketch; gridded vellum; drafting supplies; markers; film and development costs; 3 HD diskettes; presentation board supplies; camera desirable.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

AND EVALUATION TESTS and PROJECTS

 

Product Information Search 100

Test One 100

Test Two 100

Final 100

Three design scenarios 300

Two structured observations 100

Attendance at special events 50

 

Maximum points 850

Your total 8.5 = your average

 

GRADING SCALE

A = 95 - 100 CB = 80 - 84 D = 65 - 74

BA = 90 - 94 C = 75 - 79 E = 64 and below

B = 85 - 89 DC = 70 - 74

 

POLICIES ATTENDANCE is expected at all meetings from start to finish. Any absence in excess of four (4) may result in automatic academic failure.

 

TESTS. Should you find yourself seriously ill or experience some other emergency on a test date, you must contact me personally PRIOR TO TEST TIME. In this event special arrangements may be made; it is my option to require a doctor's excuse or other verification of necessity.

 

LATE WORK. Due dates are firm. NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

WORK RETENTION. Selected work may be held from this class for gallery display and FIDER review. Students may borrow work for interviews, etc. by making individual arrangements with faculty.

 

 

* subject to modification by instructor