Interior Design 170
Instructor Michael Culpepper
Phone 425 . 564 . 4124
Office hours MW 1:00 – 2:30 or by appointment
INDES 170 Interior Design I: Methods - 5 CR
This is a lecture-discussion and lab class, the first "design studio" class in the Bellevue College Interior Design curriculum. It will introduce and clarify the design process-the fundamental methods and concepts that designers use for two-dimensional and three-dimensional interior space planning. It will introduce working methodology, including a decision-making process for design that is based upon human scale, ergonomics, client requirements, graphic analysis of relationships concept and aesthetic considerations. It will stress the need to document, analyze and resolve ideas in a visual way, and will require students to investigate and manipulate three-dimensional space organizational by means of diagrams, drawings and three-dimensional models. Applications will focus on small-scale residential and non-residential situations. The quarter's work should provide a foundation of knowledge and methodology on which students will build skill and confidence through advanced study and professional work.
The structure of the class is a studio which means that you will be expected to produce work during this time period. You must be prepared and have all equipment needed to produce work at every class.
Prerequisite: INDES 140 and 160 and ART 112, all with a C- or better; or entry code.
Outcomes for INDES 170 Interior Design I: Methods
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:
After successful completion of Interior Design I: Methods, student work will:
Every Monday bring a copy of one of the following periodicals and be prepared to talk about a project featured in that issue.
2003 ICC/ANSI GUIDELINES
INTERIOR DESIGN ILLUSTRATED
THURSDAY EDITION of the New York Times
Architectural Graphic Standards, C. Ramsey & H. Sleeper; John Wiley & Sons, publisher
Interior Graphic and Design Standards, by S.C. Reznikoff, Whitney Library of Design, Watson - Guptill Publications
25’ Tape Measure
Drafting Equipment (SEE INDES 160)
Black Felt Tip Markers of varying sizes
12” Roll tracing paper – very important for desk critiques
18” Roll tracing paper
Color pencils (small sets are preferred)
Metal ruler with cork back
White glue in small bottle
Additional model making materials
This is a professional program that demands a professional attitude. This means that:
1. Your attendance is mandatory. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class only. You must be on time for class. This shows respect for yourself and fellow classmates.
2. Work is to be turned in on time. No late work will be accepted.
3. Your participation in class is required. This is the only way to get the most out of a studio class.
4. If you don’t understand an assignment, it is your responsibility to let the instructor know this. Office hours are a good place to continue a conversation.
5. It is important that you are team player. The work environment will demand the same.
6. Work must be professional. It must be well thought out and appear neat and professional. Good craft is paramount.
7. You must attend field trips and represent yourself and Bellevue College in a professional manner.
8. You will learn to criticize yourself and classmates in a spirit of constructive criticism.
9. Always be ready to work and able to work in studio. This means you must always have your materials and projects with you.
10. You will keep a job binder for each project.
11. Ideas and concepts need to be represented visually. Critiques require visual illustrations.
12. It is expected that students will bring information and research to the studio.
13. As a creative person, please take some risk and try new ideas. Aim beyond what you are capable of doing. Develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things you are incapable of doing. Be as good as you want to be. (see Paul Arden book)
14. Have fun. If you’re not having fun designing you’re not doing it right.
15. Think of all the great people that accomplished amazing things. How many light bulbs did Edison design before making one that worked?
Please read Student Procedures and Expectations:
Evaluation of assignments will be based upon several criteria: completion of requirements, understanding and application of concepts, neatness and presentation quality, and other specifics particular to individual projects. Assignments will be scored on a point system. At the end of the quarter, the points will be tallied and then converted to a letter grade, based on the following formula:
Project 1 15 %
Project 2 20 %
Project 3 25%
Project 4 35 %
Participation 5 %
Total 100 %
A 93 – 100
A- 90 – 92
B+ 87 – 89
B 83 – 86
B- 80 – 82
All work must be “turned in” on the assigned due date at the assigned time. Projects will usually be reviewed in-class, and work must be displayed and/or presented to receive full credit. No late assignments will be accepted.
Accommodation statement for syllabi:
“Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to met with the Director of the Disability Resource Center, room B132 (telephone 425.564.2498 or TTY 425.564.4110), to establish their eligibility for accommodation. In addition, students who require accommodation in classes must review those requirements with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.”
If you require accommodation on a documented disability, emergency medical information to share, or need special arrangements in case of emergency evacuation, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible.
Interior Design Department Application:
You must apply to the Interior Design program during this quarter, in order to change your official status from Pre-Interior Design to Interior Design major. The application procedure is mandatory for all degree-oriented students, and completion will be part of the requirements of this course. Your Application and the accompanying “Advising Checklist” will be reviewed by the Department Chairperson during the quarter.