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


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Course

AR 396B Interior Design Studio III:Furniture Design

Semester

FA 2007 HO

Faculty

Ayers, Jason B.

Title

Adjunct Interior Design Department Faculty Member

Degrees/Certificates

B.S.A.S.
M. Arch.

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

jason.ayers@park.edu

jayers@warmanarch.com

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

1:50 - 4:40 PM

Credit Hours

3


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Course Description:
This intermediate studio will build on the design concepts introduced in AR292B and AR299A, 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. Prerequisite: AR 299A and AR 299B, Co-Requisiste: AR396A 1:5:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use catalogues, manufacturer's representatives, showrooms and other resources to choose appropriate furniture for a project.
  2. Evaluate furniture based on construction method and quality of materials.
  3. Not applied to this project
  4. Design and produce construction and presentation drawings for a piece of custom furniture in the context of an interior space.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment Project Description:



 


Students will design a Lobby Space with emphasis on selecting appropriate furniture for the space and designing a custom reception desk.


As in previous projects, the design process will be the framework for all project development.  Material from 396_A_Interior Design Studio 3: Drawing Systems II will be incorporated into the design collaboration of this project.   




Core Assessment Project Objectives:




Upon completion of this project, the student will be skilled at developing and evaluating the design of multiple prototypes for a commercial reception deck and be well versed in the evaluation and selection of furniture for the “lobby space.”  The student will complete a design that is attuned to the anthropometric and ergonomic requirements of the user. The student will investigate the use of materials, tools and techniques to translate design concepts to a final prototype. In addition, the student will: 




·         Evaluate the design based on the construction method and quality of materials. 




·         Design a furniture piece, graphically communicating design concept(s) using sketches and drawings, construction details and models. 




·         Design and produce construction and presentation drawings for a custom reception desk in the context of an interior space. 




·              Successfully select various pieces of furniture based on the style context of the space and evaluate the given pieces by the principles of Utilitas, Venustas, Firmitas.   



 


 Project Deliverables:




·         Process Booklet


·         Presentation Boards with rendered floor plans, two rendered elevations of reception desk in context, material samples and furniture images.


 


·         Model of reception desk

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 

Project Name & Number

Points Value / % of total

 

1. Proto_Type_Light

200 points (20%)

 

2. Joinery Journey

100 points (10%)

 

3. Proto_Type_Comfort

400 points (40%)

 

4. Proto_Type_Reception_Desk

300 points (30%)

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 Points Total (100%)

 

 

Grading:

A= 90-100%
B= 80-89%
C= 70-79%
D= 60-69%
F=59 & Below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted without a legitimate written excuse attached.  Late work must be turned in (with excuse attached) by the beginning of the next scheduled class or the assignment grade will be lowered 5%. An additional 5% subtracted for each class period that the work is late.  Many assignments have an oral presentation component.  There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, and regardless of excuse, the student will not recieve points for the presentation component of the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

AR396A is a studio class. Class format will include lecture/demonstration, discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to practice visual communication skills and techniques.  Group interaction speeds learning and increases the depth of study for all.  Feedback from the instructor is an important element of learning. Students are expected to come to class with tools and supplies, prepared to work in class.  The studio and computer lab will be available for students' use when the rooms are not scheduled for other classes.  Students are expected to work a minimum of six hours a week outside of class, in addition to making full use of studio time.

A professional and respectful attitude toward the instructor and fellow students is expected.  Tardiness, leaving before class is dismissed, and other class disruptions (i.e. phone calls, etc.) will be noted and reflected in the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See Attachment

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Instructor's Attendance Policy:

Class attendance is required.  An attendance sheet will be passed around at the beginning of each class while announcements are being made.  It is the student's responsibility to sign the attendance sheet at this time.  Students who do not sign the attendance sheet, but arrive after it is distributed, will be considered late.  Three late arrivals will equal one absence.
In case of illness or emergency, the instructor must be notified prior to class by sending an e-mail message. Each student will be allowed three absences, which, if proper notification is sent, will be recorded as "excused." Thus each of the following will result in a 5% deduction from the final grade:
1. Three "tardies" equalling one unexcused absence.
2. Any absence that is not excused by a written (e-mail)notification.
3. The fourth and each subsequent absence, regardless of excuse.

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .


Attachments:
Furniture_Design_Project_Schedule

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student evaluates  furniture for the lobby based on construction method and quality of materials as well as function and aesthetics. Evaluation is thoroughly documented in the Process Booklet.













 
Student evaluates furniture for the lobby based on construction method and quality of materials as well as function and aesthetics.

Evaluation is documented in the Process Booklet.



 
Student selects furniture, but Process Booklet does not show evidence of evaluation. Student does not evaluate or select furniture. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Student selects furniture, materials, finishes and design details that meet the client's functional needs and aesthetic image.  



The design of the reception desk and the selection of furniture are consistent with the overall  design concept for the lobby.

 
Most of the furniture, materials, finishes and details selected and designed by the student meet the client's functional needs and aesthetic image.  



Either the design of the reception desk or the selection of furniture is not consistent with the overall  design concept for the lobby.

 
Student selects furniture, materials and finishes, but they do not meet the client's functional needs and aesthetic image.  



The design of the reception desk and selection of furniture are not consistent with the overall  design concept for the lobby.

 
Student does not select furniture, materials and finishes.



Student does not design a reception desk.

 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Student applies furniture design prototype skills acquired during this course to the design of a custom reception desk.  



Student applies knowledge of materials, tools and construction techniques  acquired during this course to the design of the custom reception desk.



Student makes full use of available resources for furniture selection:



•catalogues

•manufacturer's representatives

•showrooms



The reception desk design meets all anthropometric and ergonomic requirements, including but not limited to:

•work surface height and depth

•visitor surface height and depth

•seated and standing clearances.



ADA accessibility guidelines are followed.



 
Student applies some furniture design prototype skills acquired during this course to the design of a custom reception desk.  



Student applies some knowledge of materials, tools and construction techniques acquired during this course to the design of the custom reception desk.



Student makes use of  two out of three of the available resources for furniture selection:



•catalogues

•manufacturer's representatives

•showrooms.



The reception desk design meets most anthropometric and ergonomic requirements.



ADA accessibility guidelines are followed.



 
Student makes use of one of the available sources in the selection of furniture for the lobby: catalogues or manufacturer's representative or showroom.



The reception desk design meets some anthropometric and ergonomic requirements.



ADA accessibility guidelines are not followed.







 
Student relies on the internet for furniture selection.

Reception desk design does not meet anthropometric and ergonomic requirements.



ADA accessibility guidelines are not followed.



 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Student orally and graphically describes the project in a series of presentations to the client/instructor, including schematic design alternatives and design development drawings that explore alternative design details.



The final presentation fully describes the space, and illustrates the furniture that is selected as well as the design of the reception desk.

 
Student orally and graphically describes the project in a series of presentations to the client/instructor. Student produces a minimum number of schematic design alternatives and design development drawings.



The final presentation adequately describes the space, and illustrates the furniture that is selected as well as the design of the reception desk.

 
Student does not apply furniture design prototype skills acquired during this course to the design of a custom reception desk.  



Student does not apply knowledge of materials, tools and construction techniques acquired during this course to the design of the custom reception desk.

 
Student does not design a reception desk. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Student orally and graphically describes the project in a series of presentations to the client/instructor, including schematic design alternatives and design development drawings that explore alternative design details.



The final presentation fully describes the space, and illustrates the furniture that is selected as well as the design of the reception desk.





 
Student orally and graphically describes the project in a series of presentations to the client/instructor. Student produces a minimum number of schematic design alternatives and design development drawings.



The final presentation adequately describes the space, and illustrates the furniture that is selected as well as the design of the reception desk.





The final presentation adequately describes the space, and illustrates the furniture that is selected as well as the design of the reception desk.







 
Student misses one or more meetings with the instructor and creates few schematic design alternatives. There are few design development detail drawings.



The final presentation does not adequately describes the space, or does not adequately illustrate the furniture that is selected or the design of the reception desk.

 
Student does not meet with the instructor

Student does not prepare schematic design alternatives.

Student does not explore details in design development.



Student does not prepare final presentation boards and model.

 
echnical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1,2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The Process Booklet is used to thoroughly document the design process, including evaluation of alternatives, schematic sketches and design detail sketches.



The final presentation boards are complete, with excellent craftsmanship and consistent graphic layout. Rendering techniques are excellent.



A well-crafted model is used to communicate the reception desk design.

 
The Process Booklet adequately documents the design process including evaluation of alternatives, schematic sketches and design detail sketches.

The final presentation boards are lacking one of the required components (plan, elevations, materials or furniture images).  



Craftsmanship and graphic layout are good.  Rendering techniques are good.



A fairly well-crafted model is used to communicate the reception desk design. 
Process Booklet does not adequately document the design process. One or more of the following is not included: evaluation of alternatives, schematic sketches or design detail sketches.



The final presentation boards are lacking at least two of the required components (plan, elevations, materials or furniture images).  Either craftsmanship, graphic consistency or rendering techniques are poor.



A poorly constructed model is used to communicate the reception desk design.

 
Student does not turn in the Process booklet.



Student does not turn in final presentation boards.



Student does not construct a model.

 
Program Competency 3:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
Students apply the knowledge, skills, processes and theories of interior design.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
A student who exceeds expectations will incorporate knowledge of interior design as she/he selects furniture for the lobby space.  Processes, skills and theories will be applied to the design of the lobby space and the reception desk. Excellent Visual Communications skills will be applied to the presentation of the design (Boards, renderings and model.) A student who meets expectations will incorporate some knowledge of interior design as she/he selects furniture for the lobby space.  Some Processes, skills and theories will be applied to the design of the lobby space and the reception desk. Good Visual Communications skills will be applied to the presentation of the design (Boards, renderings and model.) A student who does not meet  expectations will not incorporate knowledge of interior design as she/he selects furniture for the lobby space. There will be no evidence that processes, skills and theories have been applied to the design of the lobby space and the reception desk. Poor Visual Communications skills will be applied to the presentation of the design (Boards, renderings and model.) The student's work shows no evidence that knowledge, skills, or processes of interior design were applied to the design of the lobby space, furniture selection for the lobby space or design of the reception desk.



 
Program Competency 6:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Outcomes
Students use appropriate materials and products                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
A student who exceeds expectations will design space with furniture, products and materials that are not only appropriate, but used together to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space and consistently themed space. reception desk. A student who meets expectations will use appropriate products (furniture) in the lobby space and appropriate materials in the design of the space and the reception desk. A student who does not meet expectations will not use appropriate products (furniture) in the lobby space or appropriate materials in the design of the space and the reception desk. The students work is incomplete or not turned in, and thus shows no evidence of  use of appropriate materials or products. 

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