AR393 Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design

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AR 393 Lighting Fundamentals forInterior Design


SP 2011 HO


Vandel, Kathi S.


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B.S. Architectural Engineering
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Semester Dates

Spring 2011

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Class Time

1:30 - 2:45 PM

Credit Hours


Fundamentals of Lighting, Susan M. Winchip, Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2008

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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 studio design 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%                                        
Exam 1         20%                                        
Exam 2         20%      
Exam 3         10%                                
Homework   20%                                        
Final Project  20%     
A                           90-100%
B                           80-89%
C                           70-79%
D                           60-69%
F                            59 and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted with a penalty.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Day Date Topic Reading Homework Assignment
Monday January 10, 2011 Introductions / Class Overview
Wednesday January 12, 2011 Quality Lighting 3-21 HW1 - Problem 2, page 21
Monday January 17, 2011 NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Wednesday January 19, 2011 Layered Lighting
Monday January 24, 2011 Daylight Integration 23-28
Wednesday January 26, 2011 Electric Lamp Sources - terminology 28-50
Monday January 31, 2011 Electric Lamp Sources - incandescent
Wednesday February 2, 2011 Electric Lamp Sources - fluorescent
Monday February 7, 2011 Electric Lamp Sources - H.I.D., led, fiber, other HW2 - handout
Wednesday February 9, 2011 Directional Effects & Color 51-72 HW3 - Problem 1, page 71
Monday February 14, 2011 Directional Effects & Color
Wednesday February 16, 2011 Exam 1
Monday February 21, 2011 NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT'S DAY
Wednesday February 23, 2011 Show-n-tell 93-114
Monday February 28, 2011 Quantity of Light 73-92 HW4 - calc hand out
Wednesday March 2, 2011 Quantity of Light HW5 - calc hand out
Monday March 7, 2011 Spring Recess - NO CLASS
Wednesday March 9, 2011 Spring Recess - NO CLASS
Monday March 14, 2011 Quantity of Light
Wednesday March 16, 2011 Exam 2
Monday March 21, 2011 Controls 115-132 HW6 - Problem 3, page 132
Wednesday March 23, 2011 Energy Considerations 135-158
Monday March 28, 2011 Human Health and Behavior 159-170
Wednesday March 30, 2011 Exam 3
Monday April 4, 2011 Process - SD, DD, CD, CA 213-254 HW7 - Problem 1, page 237
Wednesday April 6, 2011 Commercial Design Applications 189-212
Monday April 11, 2011 FINAL PROJECT: Schematic Design  213-238
Wednesday April 13, 2011 Schematic Design presentations (HW8) HW8
Monday April 18, 2011 FINAL PROEJCT: Design Development  213-238
Wednesday April 20, 2011 Design Development presentations (HW9) HW9
Monday April 25, 2011 FINAL PROJECT: Construction Documents  239-253
Wednesday April 27, 2011 Construction Documents 
Monday May 2, 2011 Final's Week - Presentations Due - Date TBD FINAL

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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 "F".
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  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.

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Additional Information:

A scientific calculator will be required for portions of this class. 



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