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
616 387 3708 email: email@example.com
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
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 ½ HD diskettes; presentation board supplies; camera desirable.
AND EVALUATION TESTS and PROJECTS
Product Information Search 100
Test One 100
Test Two 100
Three design scenarios 300
Two structured observations 100
Attendance at special events 50
Maximum points 850
Your total ¸ 8.5 = your average
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