symbol and number: AR292A
title: Interior Design Studio I: Visual
course being taught: Fall 2004
faculty member: Kay Miller Boehr
of faculty member: Assistant Professor of Interior Design
office location: MA430D
office hours: Monday and Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 am
and 1:30-2:00 pm/
Tuesday and Thursday 8:15-8:45 am
office telephone number: 816-584-6705
Park e-mail address:
faculty e-mail address: _____________
web page address: _____________
of the term: August 23 through December 17, 2004
Session Days: Tuesday and Thursday
session time: 8:45 – 11:25 am
Prerequisites: Art & Design Core
The mission of Park
University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning,
is to provide access to
academic excellence, which will prepare learners
to think critically,
communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning
while serving a global
Park University will be a
renowned international leader in providing
opportunities for learners within the global society.
Students will be introduced
to various two dimensional methods of presenting design concepts. Methods will
include drafting with tools, freehand drawing, sketching and diagramming
techniques, color rendering techniques, presentation board construction
techniques and graphic layout of design presentations. Hand drafting will be
introduced with emphasis on understanding orthographic drawings and developing
line quality and architectural lettering skills.
FACULITY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Design is a process that
involves generating ideas, editing and refining those ideas and producing the
final result. It is both individual and collaborative. It is both creative and
meticulous. It involves critical thinking and effective communication through
writing, drawing, describing, modeling and drafting. I believe in the
universality and importance of the Design Process. Learning the process of
design will enable one to apply that process to any problem, whether it be a
written document, the design of a space or the design of a product. Every
project and assignment shall be approached as a design problem.
As a teacher I collect a body of knowledge and share it with
other people. This shared information becomes a springboard to a variety of
activities that reinforce the course concepts. Students observe, read, write,
discuss, evaluate, collaborate and create. Cross disciplinary projects are
encouraged and forays into the design community help make the boundary between
the professional world and the academic world fluid.
Upon completion of
this course, students will be able to:
difference between drawings for presentation and drawings for construction.
information within a set of construction drawings.
architectural terms and recognize architectural drafting conventions.
orthographic drawings (plans, sections, elevations and details), using hand
and elevations using freehand tracing methods.
Apply color to
plans and elevations using marker and colored pencil rendering techniques.
preliminary concepts using architectural graphic techniques, including bubble
graphically pleasing and well crafted presentation boards.
label drawings using conventional architectural lettering.
Ching, Francis D.K.
Architectural Graphics, 4th edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
Mitton, Maureen. Interior
Design Visual Presentation, 2nd edition. Hoboken, New Jersey:
John Wiley and Sons, 2004.
Ching, Francis D.K.,
Interior Design Illustrated. New York, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1987.
Pile, John. Interior
Design, 3rd edition. New York: Harry Abrams, Inc., 2003.
Assessment will be based on:
participation, including individual and group critiques
for lecture by reading assignments and participating in discussion
terminology and ability to read construction documents
visual communications skills resulting from practice and completion of a series
of assignments and projects
visual communication skills to AR292B design projects, including producing a set
of construction documents
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT
is a primarily a studio class. Class periods include lecture/demonstration,
discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to practice visual
communications skills and techniques. Students are expected come to class with
tools and supplies, prepared to work. In addition, students are expected to work
approximately six hours a week outside of class. The studio will be available
to students when it is not scheduled for other classes.
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.
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.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE
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.
required: A: 90 and above D: 60 to 69
B: 80 to 89
F: Below 60
C: 70 to 79
The statements below are
directly from Park University Undergraduate Catalogue and are Park University
Academic Honesty is required of all members
of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism
on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Learners who
engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of
the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original
work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Learners who are
uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and
report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but
missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through
unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but
unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive
weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be
administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not
be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a
course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans
Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused
absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports
of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency.
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 learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990,
regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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:
Types/Purposes Tools and Media
purchase tools and
Set up workspace
Assignment 1: lines,
Ching, chpt. 1, Milton,
chpt. 1, pp 1 - 5
Ching, chpt. 2
drawing and labeling
Ching, chpt. 9, pp 179
Ching, chpt. 3 & 4,
Milton, chpt. 1
Assignment 1: lines,
Assignment 2: lettering
Milton, chpt. 1 and
Assignment 3: plans
continue and measure
Milton, chpt. 2
Field measured drawings
materials and entourage
Milton, chpt. 5 & pp.
120 – 121,
Ching, chpt. 7 & 8
Assignment 6: materials
rendering plans and
work on rendering plans/elevations
Milton, pp 122 - 130
Assignment 7: lettering
on materials board
Milton, chpt. 7 & 8,
Ching, chpt. 9, pp 144
Assignment 8: rendered
Boards to class
In-class drafting exercise
Turn in assignment
Graphic Skills for Programming
Build base plans and
Planning CD set
work on final project
review cartoon set with
Turn in Final
Exam over terms and reading construction