AR393 Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design

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AR 393 Lighting Fundamentals forInterior Design


SP 2010 HO


Vandel, Kathi S.


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B.S. Architectural Engineering
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Course Description:
AR393 Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design: Lighting will be considered within the framework of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of a building. Students will study the technical aesthetic and psychological aspects of lighting in an environment. Principles of lighting design and selection will be applied to the selection of luminaries and lighting sources. Lighting design competencies will be applied to a co-requisite studiode sign project. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an interior space and establish goals for lighting the space.
  2. Calculate lighting level requirements.
  3. Develop a lighting scheme and layout.
  4. Select and specify light fixtures and associated lamping.
  5. Design lighting for a space in the context of associated mechanical and electrical components.
  6. Successfully incorporate quality lighting into interior design by applying lighting principles to a design project.

Core Assessment:
  • Test covering text and related reading, lectures, and discussions  (outcomes 1-5)
  • Completion of assignments and reports (outcomes 1-5)
  • Completion of space evaluations (outcome 1)
  • Completion of core assessment project: design and documentation of lighting for the office design project completed in concurrent AR397B (outcomes 1-6)


Attendance           10%                                         A         90-100%

Exam 1                  20%                                         B         80-89%

Exam 2                  20%                                         C         70-79%

Exam 3                  10%                                         D         60-69%

Homework            20%                                         F          59 and below

Final Project          20%                                        

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