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Interior Architecture Courses (IAR)

(Courses formerly carried the prefix HID)

Courses for Undergraduates

101, 102 Environmental Design I, II (4:0:8), (4:0:8)

Pr. for 101: admission to the Interior Architecture Program or permission of the instructor; for 102: IAR 101

Coreq. IAR 101 with 110; 102 with 112

Studio investigations of space design at small scale while exploring properties of basic materials. Development of conceptual thinking.

110 Design Visualization I (3:0:6)

Pr. admission to Interior Architecture major

Coreq. IAR 101

Study and application of basic drawing processes for the purpose of enhancing perceptual awareness and developing visual communication and analysis skills. (Fall)

112 Design Visualization II (3:0:6)

Pr. IAR 110

Coreq: IAR 102

Continued directed drawing experiences intended to extend basic visual communication skills into compositional principles, color theory and application, technical drawing systems and techniques, and industry standards. (Spring)

201, 202 Basic Environmental Design III, IV (6:3:6), (6:3:6)

Pr. for 201: IAR 102; for 202: IAR 201

Coreq. 201 to be taken concurrently with IAR 211; 202 with IAR 212

Studio investigations of spaces as articulated by the interaction of individual and place. Emphasis placed on cognitive understanding of design process, light and color, construction systems, and ongoing study of materials. IAR 201 taught as Speaking Intensive (SI).

205 The House and Its Furnishings (3:3)

Open to non-majors.

Evaluation of housing alternatives; planning furnishings according to space use, aesthetics, economy, and individuality.

211, 212 Visual Communication I, II (2:0:4), (2:0:4)

Pr. for 211: IAR 112; for 212: IAR 211

Coreq. 211 to be taken concurrently with IAR 201; 212 with IAR 202

Two- and three-dimensional visual studies related to conceptual and definitive aspects of design process. Exercises aimed at developing a mastery of both technical and non-technical methods of visual communication.

221, 222 History and Theory of Design I, II (3:3), (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Pr. for 222: IAR 221

Survey of design forms evolved in response to humankind’s needs for community, architecture, furnishings, and artifacts, with development from prehistoric to modern eras in cultural, political, and technological contexts.

301 Interior Architecture I (6:3:6)

Pr. IAR 202, 212

Studio investigations of increasingly complex spaces as articulated by the interaction of individual and place. Special emphasis on light, color, materials and structure as aspects of spatial design.

302 Interior Architecture II (6:3:6)

Pr. IAR 301

Design investigations of spaces of increasing scale and complexity articulated by the interaction of individual and place. Special emphasis on social/behavioral aspects of interior architecture and responsibilities of designer to society.

311 Computer-Aided Design for Interior Architecture (3:3:0)

Pr. IAR 212 or permission of instructor

Introduction to computer-aided design technology, historical context, and professional use in interior architecture and design. Use of CAD equipment and production of design drawings.

321 Design Perspectives (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Study of design framed by underlying historical and philosophical paradigms. Exploration of architectural landscapes within a societal context, from a modern perspective, and situated on a historical horizon. (Fall)

331 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Interior Architecture (3:3)

Pr. IAR 202 or permission of instructor

Introduction to literature and methods of environmental design research as it applies to interior environments.

332 Materials, Methods, and Technologies of Interior Architecture I (3:3)

Pr. IAR 201

Study of building materials, structural elements, environmental controls, mechanical systems and other components of interior architecture. Emphasis on historical precedents and contemporary applications.

333 Materials, Methods, and Technologies of Interior Architecture II (3:1:4)

Pr. IAR 202 and 332

Study of variables in climate, mechanical, electrical, lighting, plumbing, detection, and conveyance systems and their effects upon interior spaces. Lecture and laboratory investigation of design with environmental control components and systems.

355 Housing and Community (3:3)

Introduction to housing as an environment for living. Sociological, psychological, economic, and technological aspects of shelter explored from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

411 Interior Architecture III (6:3:6)

Pr. IAR 302

Studio investigations of multi-function environments incorporating understanding of light, color, materials, structure, and technology. Emphasis on individual competence with respect to design process.

412 Interior Architecture IV (6:3:6)

Pr. IAR 411

Studio explorations encompassing the full range of interior architecture scale and complexity. Emphasis on individual competence with respect to design process.

432 Special Problems in Interior Architecture (1–4)

Pr. permission of instructor with whom student wishes to work

May be repeated for credit up to maximum of 8 hours.

Independent study of topics of special interest.

444 Experimental Course: Studio Theory Hour (0)

Studio Theory Hour will provide opportunities for lectures and discussions of current design theory topics as related to ongoing studio work. This course is required of all IAR students as a companion course to their studio course and provides opportunities for department-wide readings, discussions, and presentations. (Offered fall '08)

451 Professional Practice in Interior Architecture (3:3)

Pr. IAR 202

Investigation of business, legal, ethical aspects of professional practice in interior architecture by students, staff, and guest speakers.

452 Internship in Interior Architecture (4:4)

Pr. third-year standing and permission of instructor

May be taken twice for total of 8 s.h. credit.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Design-relevant internship experiences in off-campus organizations and professional settings. Approved learning plan required prior to beginning experience. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.


499 International Field Studies in Interior Architecture (4–6)

GE Marker: GL

Investigation of international design contexts to be formulated in collaboration with faculty and undertaken through study abroad programs.


Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

500 Supervised Professional Experience (1–4:0:3–12)

Supervised professional experience in selected commercial or industrial organizations, public or private agencies, in accordance with the major course of study of the student.

501, 502 Advanced Interior Architecture I, II (6:0:12), (6:0:12)

Pr. for 501: IAR 412 for undergraduates

Advanced design problems having complex functional, social, and economic implications, with emphasis on problem identification, formulation, and design development.

527 Problems in Interior Architecture (2–6)

Individual study.

531 Design Seminar (2:2)

Pr. permission of instructor

May be repeated for a total of 4 hours credit.

Investigation of current research and subjects of topical interest in environmental design.

535 Architectural Lighting Design (2:2)

Study of architectural lighting design: uses and control of light, lighting fixtures, and lighting installation for desired effect.

536 History of Decorative Arts (3:3)

Study of stylistic and cultural developments in the decorative arts with special concentration on America. (Same as HIS 536)

540 Evolution of Furniture (3:3)

Pr. ART 100 or 101, or IAR 222, or permission of instructor

A study of basic furniture forms—chairs, stools, tables, beds, chests—that follows a chronological route from Ancient Egypt to 21st-century Minimalism and examines changes in each historic period. (Fall or Spring)

541 Contemporary Trends in Interior Product Design (3:3)

Pr. ART 100 or 101, or IAR 222, or permission of instructor. IAR 540 recommended.

Focusing on furniture, lighting, and textiles, the course studies trade events, showrooms, retailers, designers, and trade and consumer media all as forces shaping 21st-century trends. (Fall)

543 Historic Preservation: Principles and Practice (3:3)

Pr. IAR 222, or permission of instructor

Change in historic preservation theory and practice since the 1800s with emphasis on preservation of built environment, and development of philosophical approach for designers to contemporary preservation projects. (Same as HIS 543)

545 Southern History and Southern Material Culture in a Museum Context (3)

Pr. permission of instructor; students must submit written application

May be repeated for credit when topic varies, with permission of instructor.

Combined southern history and material culture with a museum practicum. Students selected by individual application. (Summer) (Same as HIS 545)

547 History Museum Curatorship: Collections Management (3:3)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Professional practices in the care and management of historic site and history museum collections, including principles of collection development, object registration, cataloging, and preservation. (Alt Spring) (Same as HIS 547)

548 Architectural Conservation (3:3)

Pr. IAR 301, 332, or permission of instructor

Overview of contemporary architectural conservation principles, practice and technology. Field exercises, group projects and investigation of an individual research topic expand upon lectures and readings. (Same as HIS 548)

552 History and Theories of Material Culture (3:3)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Material culture as it has been defined and interpreted in the past by scholars from the disciplines of History, Anthropology, Geography, Art History, Psychology, Linguistics, and Archaeology. (Spring) (Same as HIS 552)

555 Field Methods in Preservation Technology (3:1:6)

Pr. admission to a graduate program in history or interior architecture, or permission of instructor

Intensive on-site fieldwork experience addressing issues of architectural conservation and historic building technology. Includes methods, techniques, and theories of preservation technology and accepted conservation practices. (Summer) (Same as HIS 555)

560 Advanced Computer-Aided Design and Research Seminar (3:3)

Pr. IAR 202, 212, 222, or graduate standing, or permission of the instructor

With specific attention to how computational tools affect interior architectural design decision-making processes, rigorous examination of their origins, evolution, applications, and significance will be undertaken. (Fall)

565 Materials and Methodologies Seminar (3:3)

Pr. IAR 333, or graduate standing, or permission of instructor

Investigation of materials, methods, and technologies for the design, fabrication, manufacturing, and production of products and components of interior architecture. (Alt Fall)

578 Research Methods in Historical Archaeology (3:3)

Pr. Junior, senior or graduate status

Training in research methods in Historic Archaeology. Involves on-site training in field, laboratory and library components of Historic Archaeology. (Same as ATY 578 and HIS 578)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin for additional graduate-level courses.