Interior Design College of Design

IDes 4607

 IDes 4607 Interior Design Studio VII (4 credits), offered fall semester only


Prerequisites: Completion of IDes 3605 Interior Design Studio V with a minimum grade of C-.


Course Description

The course addresses sense of place and the contribution of artifacts to interior environments. The projects include using historic precedent for adaptive use or renovation of spaces. Life safety issues and universal design are part of the design parameters. The course is designed to build upon all previous studios through application of knowledge of human needs and life safety, codes, accessibility, and aesthetics as applied through the design process. Special attention will be focused upon the pre-design (programming) and schematic design phases of the process as students explore multiple concepts and design solutions for projects. Coursework will include both individual and team projects.


Course Objectives

  • Synthesize previous design work to develop a total solution.
  • Utilize observation and written materials in the programming process.
  • Apply applicable codes and other standards related to health, safety, and welfare.
  • Examine creativity as it relates to the problem, concept, function, and human needs.
  • Consider context (i.e., demographics, physical site, history, and culture) as an influence on design decisions.
  • Understand the meaning and contribution of artifacts and architectural details in establishing a sense of place.


Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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