INDES 171 Interior Design Studio I • 5 Cr.


Students apply the fundamental elements and principles of design to define and organize space and form in two and three dimensions. Through a series of creative exercises, students apply basic spatial design theories and abstract concepts, and learn how to use architectural design tools, techniques, and graphic standards for effective visual communication in the design process. Prerequisite: INDES 140 with a C- (1.7) or better.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Generate design solutions that appropriately apply the elements and principles of Design.
  • Devise and prepare design solutions that both define and organize space and form.
  • Produce design solutions that demonstrate ability to think visually and volumetrically.
  • Organize space plans that demonstrate competent spatial design skills.
  • Explain and defend the reasons for learning visual communication skills and conventions, (lettering, line weights) and their application to interior design and related professions.
  • Produce accurately drafted plans, sections and elevations.
  • Produce freehand drawings using line weights, thickness, opacity, and precision to present space plans, elevations, and other conceptual sketches.
  • Produce three-dimensional physical models using a variety of materials at different scales.
  • Define form and space by manipulating two and three-dimensional drawings and physical models.