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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 205 - Advanced Residential Studio

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Explore the principles and elements of designing complex projects in a residential setting. Learn design applications in today’s environment through lecture and studio. Students will hand-draft floor plans, apply AutoCAD skills and create sample boards that are portfolio ready. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 106  or permission of department chair. ACH 104  and ACH 105  recommended.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Design specialized spaces in a residence
    • Determine regulatory requirements for specialized spaces
    • Assess the human factor impact in the home environment
    • Investigate furniture, fixtures, and equipment and their application to specialized spaces
  • Meet code and project requirements
    • Determine and evaluate applicable codes
    • Interpret project requirements accurately
    • Document discrepancies in program and code requirements
  • Communicate project design proposals
    • Present electronically and graphically completed interior design projects to peers and instructor
    • Create professional boards that meet industry standards
    • Justify design solutions
  • Describe factors affecting residential design
    • Break down the process of interpreting client needs
    • Compile data
    • Propose solutions while adhering to construction requirements
  • Factor in the human ergonomics and accessibility
    • Apply universal design and ADA recommendations
    • Adhere to accessibility requirements when program criteria specifies
    • Implement human ergonomics with aging in place theory
  • Analyze project criteria
    • Analyze program requirements
    • Determine program goals
    • Prepare solutions meeting project criteria
  • Interpret design solutions
    • Determine viability of design solutions
    • Compare results to other possible options
    • Assess level of results to fellow students
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking