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AR 396A Interior Design Studio III: Drawing Systems II
Ayers, Jason B.

396_a Interior Design Studio 3: Drawing Systems II


Course Number: 396a

Course Title: Interior Design Studio 3: Drawing Systems II

Pre-requisite: AR 299a + AR299b

Co-requisite: AR 396b


Term Dates: August 23, 2004 – December 19, 2004

Meeting Time: 1:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday + Wednesdays

Location:  MA 430B


Instructor: Jason Ayers, Assoc. AIA, LEED A.P.

816.474.2233 (w)


Office Hours: By appointment


Mission Statement:

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 community.


Vision Statement:

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.


Course Description:

Drawing Systems II builds on the concepts introduced in Drawing Systems I, with emphasis on architectural detailing, including millwork, furniture and cabinetry.  Computer aided drafting using AutoCad will be the primary method of graphic communication in this course.       1:5:3


Course Objectives:

On completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate the means and methods of architectural detailing in order to execute the “macro” design concept at the “micro” level.  This will be done in a studio setting, requiring the students to work efficiently in teams as well as individually.  The student will develop their critical evaluation skills by participating in individual and group critiques. The student will continue to refine their drafting and lettering skills through a series of mini sketch projects as well as design and draw details for a small interior project.  In addition, the students will be able to:


·         Organize drawings according to the Construction Specifiers Institute format of organizing the materials and methods used in building construction.

·         Prepare drawings that could be approved by regulating bodies, priced and built.

·         Competently use both the computer and hand tools as drafting instruments and as design tools.

·         Measure and draw an existing space and produce existing conditions drawings

·         Produce detailed drawings to fully describe the details of an interior space including millwork, trim, cabinetry, custom furniture and architectural elements.




·         Text and related readings

·         Lectures and discussions

·         Tests

·         Site visits

·         Studio projects

·         Individual and group critiques



Course Textbooks:

McGowan, Maryrose and Kelsey Kruse. Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition

Hoboken, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003


Course Requirements:

Please refer to attached schedule for assignments and projects.


Academic Dishonesty:

“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.  Students 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.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”


Attendance Policy:

Class attendance is expected and required.  Three unexcused absences will drop the final course grade one full letter grade.


Late Submission of Course Material:

Late assignments will be automatically downgraded one letter grade unless accompanied with a documented excused absence.


Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Come to each class period prepared to work in a studio environment, which includes having the necessary supplies and equipment to complete the required class work and projects.


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 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:




Week 1:

Monday Wednesday


Class Introduction + Overview

Sketch 001 Due


Sketch 001 Sketch 002

Week 2:




Sketch 002 Due Sketch 003+004+005 Due


Sketch 003+004+005

Sketch 006+007+008

Week 3:




Labor Day (No Class)

Sketch 006+007+008 Due



Sketch 009+010+011

Week 4:




Sketch 009+010+011 Due Sketch 012+013+014 Due


Sketch 012+013+014

Sketch 015+016

Week 5:





Sketch 015+016 Due

Sketch 017+018

Sketch 017+018 Due

Sketch 019+020

Week 6:




Sketch 019+020 Due Sketch 021+022 Due


Sketch 021+022

Sketch 023+024

Week 7:



Furniture Design, Selection, & Spec.147-158, 299-301, 307-316, 337-345

Sketch 023+024 Due

Sketch 025+026

Sketch 025+026 Due

Sketch 027+028 / Project 001

Week 8:



Existing Conditions

Sketch 027+028 Due

Sketch 029+030

Sketch 029+030 Due

Week 9:





Project 001 Due

Fall Break

Fall Break

Fall Break

Week 10:




Project 002


Week 11:





Project 002 Due

Week 12:




Final Project


Week 13:




Final Project Plans


Week 14:




Final Project Elevations


Week 15:




Final Project Details + Sections

Final Project Due

Week 16:








Grading Plan:


Reports                                       5%

Sketches                                   30%

Project 001                                15%

Project 002                                15%

Final Project                              30%

Attendance/Participation              5%

100% - 90% = A

  89% - 80% = B

  79% - 70% = C

  69% - 60% = D

  60 & below = F