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AR 396B Interior Design Studio III: Furniture Design
Ayers, Jason B.

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AR 396 Interior Design Studio III: Furniture Design


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Ayers, Jason B.


B.S.A.S. , M. ARCH University of Nebraska

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

816-474-2233 (W)


Semester Dates

Fall 06

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM


AR299A, AR299B

Credit Hours


Furniture Design, New York, NY, teNeues Publishing Company, July 2003

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Course Description:
This intermediate studio will build on the design concepts introduced inAR292B andAR299A, with an emphasis on furniture design. Students will design furniture as well as incorporate furniture selection and design into both residential and public space design projects. As in previous studios, the design process will be the framework for all project development. Material from co-requisite courses will be incorporated into design projects. PREREQUISITES:AR299A andAR299B. CO-REQUISITE:AR396A. 1:5:3

Class Assessment:

·         Text and related readings

·         Lectures, discussions, and speakers

·         Tests

·         Studio projects

·         Individual and group critiques


Prototype 001 (light)                   30%

Prototype 002 (chair)                  30%

Prototype 003 (desk)                  30%

Attendance/Participation             10%

100% - 90% = A

  89% - 80% = B

  79% - 70% = C

  69% - 60% = D

  60 & below = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:


Nearly all assignments will have an oral presentation component.  There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, but work may be turned at the next class meeting for partial credit if a written excuse is attached.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

AR396B is a studio class. Class periods include lecture/demonstration, discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to develop design concepts. Students are expected come to class with tools and supplies, prepared to work. In addition, students are expected to work minimum of six hours a week outside of class.  The studio will be available to students when it is not scheduled for other classes.

Nearly all assignments will have an oral presentation component.  There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, but work may be turned at the next class meeting for partial credit if a written excuse is attached.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


Week 1:

Monday Wednesday


Class Introduction + Overview

Prototype 001_ Light_Intro

Week 2:

Prototype 001 Development Prototype 001 Development

Week 3:

Labor Day (No Class)

Prototype 001 Crit

Week 4:

Prototype 001 Refinement Prototype 001 Refinement

Week 5:

Prototype 001 Due

Prototype 002_Chair_ Intro

Week 6:

Prototype 002 Development Prototype 002 Development

Week 7:

Prototype 002 Development

Prototype 002 Crit

Week 8:

Fall Break

Fall Break

Fall Break

Week 9:

Prototype 002 Refinement

Prototype 002 Crit

Week 10:

Prototype 002 Build Prototype 002 Build

Week 11:

Prototype 002 Build

Prototype 002 Due

Week 12:

Prototype 003_Reception_Desk_ Intro Prototype 003 Development

Week 13:

Prototype 003 Development

Prototype 003 Crit

Week 14:

Prototype 003 Refinement

Prototype 003 Refinement

Week 15:

Prototype 003 Refinement

Prototype 003 Refinement

Week 16:

Prototype 003 Due/Final Crit

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
An attendance sheet will be passed around at the beginning of each class while announcements are being made. Students who miss the attendance sheet are considered late. Three late arrivals will equal one absence.

The value of this class is diminished for all when students are absent.  Attendance at all classes is required, but since “things happen”, each student may be absent three times without penalty.  The fourth absence, whether excused or not will result in the lowering of the final grade by one letter.  Five absences may constitute failure in the course.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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