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Jill Janasiewicz

Part Time Lecturer

Art & Design




College of Visual & Performing Arts 313





Introduction to how culture and behavior influence the perception of the interior environment. Human factors theories such as anthropometrics and ergonomics are introduced and applied. Participants determine program requirements and develop concepts and solutions to residential design problems. Students apply CAD skills from IAD 107 to create a set of working drawings for studio projects.

Introduction to the basics of construction and methods of detailing. Students learn how to create drawing types, i.e. floor plans, elevations, sections, implementing precision drawing using architectural drafting equipment and tools. Students learn the basics of AutoCAD, and Revit. Students learn accepted architectural drawing symbols, terminology, and drafting methods to produce and plot a set of construction documents.

Study under the supervision of a faculty member in an area covered in a regular course not currently being offered. Conditions and hours to be arranged.

Study of sustainable building concepts, green architecture strategies, and systems development. Students learn hierarchy as it relates to spatial allocation, corporate structure, corporate image, basic commercial office codes, and commercial office furnishing/equipment. A comprehensive studio project will encompass site and environmental planning, material and system selection, and integration of technology to create spaces that are functional, aesthetically interesting, and environmentally sound.

Focus on evolving technology of building, properties of construction materials, their comparative strength and durability, their potentialities and limits in structural support, and the use of sustainable materials and systems. Static equilibrium, building loads, construction methods, fastening and terminology are explained, emphasizing interior alterations. There is an overview of the International Building Code, zoning, and a review of the ADA.

Preparing students for entry into the interior design profession. This course focuses on career planning, ethical and legal issues, and business documentation skills. Presentation and interview skills are emphasized. This course includes preparation for the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) exam and focuses on current trends in the practice.