926 Housing and Interior Design

1 semester, ½ credit

Open to juniors and seniors

Housing and Interior Design concentrates on architectural and interior design. Students identify blueprint symbols, design floor plans, and create swatch boards in addition to many other activities. Students research various famous architects as well as identify a variety of architectural styles. Guest speakers, floor planning projects, and field trips allow students to interact with professionals and to explain a wide range of topics within the housing industry.

Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to

  1. Value the importance of housing as a universal need (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs).
  2. Explain the impact of technology (retrospect and looking ahead).
  3. Critique and present the work of famous architects of today and yesteryear.
  4. Identify and differentiate among various architectural designs.
  5. Understand basic construction and interpret blueprint symbols.
  6. Create and present room designs that meet specific client needs.
  7. Summarize and explain various careers relating to the housing industry such as builder, contractor, architect, designer, landscape designer, etc.

Knowledge

 By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Famous architects
  2. Various eras, styles, and philosophies
  3. Tudor, Victorian, Prairie, Bungalow, International School, Georgian, and other design styles
  4. Common blue prints, symbols, and spec sheets
  5. Careers in planning, designing, constructing, and furnishing

 

This course last updated on January 7, 2019, by the Practical Arts Department.