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Commercial Interior Design

Students explore the design process for a commercial project in a studio environment. They begin with a concept and develop their idea into a coherent interior space, exploring issues of spatial layout and signifi- cance, materials and finishes, lighting, and furniture. Students present their final projects, complete with rendered drawings and a materials board. Prerequisites: Basic Drafting and Basic Interior Space Planning, Interior Design Basic Core, or the equivalent.

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 5297 - PCID 0111 A
Ferruccio Babarcich
Ferruccio Babarcich
I have been working as an interior designer for commercial and residential projects for 30 years. Most of my project involvement has been in office design and planning as well as specializing in custom cabinet drawings for high end residential projects. I am a professional member of the ASID and a Certified Interior Designer in the State of New Jersey.  I have been teaching at Parsons for the last 26 years. I am ...
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Jan 22 - Apr 16
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5297
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What you will learn
  • Processes, methods, and techniques used in the design of interior spaces
  • How to analyze spatial problems, express visual ideas, and develop design responses
  • Through an iterative series of design exercises, the studio will develop an understanding of spatial systems and their application in the production of interior spaces
  • Through hands-on design work, readings, and lectures, students will form an individual approach to each assignment, and will produce proposals that are both strongly conceptual and beautifully represented
  • Throughout the development of their projects, the students will be asked to address the experiential components of their spaces, such as light, movement, and sequence
  • The studio is intended to be experimental, and students should pursue their explorations through an iterative creative process driven by strong design intent
  • Development of design values and process
  • Application of research to the design process
  • Representing space in two and three dimensions
  • Understanding principles of scale in design
  • Understanding and integrating natural and artificial light into the design of an interior
  • Understanding the body in space, including sensory and experiential aspects of design
  • Programming and client requirements
  • Developing color, materials, objects, and furnishings in interior design
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