Nov 13, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 106 - Residential Design Studio

3 credit hours - One hour of lecture weekly and four hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Apply the interior design process from initial client interview, through schematic design, development, and final presentations. Examine and apply the principles and elements of design in residential settings. Develop different forms of communicating design through verbal, written, and technology based methods. Determine furnishing layouts, textiles, interior finishes, lighting, and color solutions for residential interior applications. Projects range from basic to more complex interior design solutions. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 100   and ACH 111  or permission of department chair.

Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 106H ; credit is not given for both ACH 106 and ACH 106H .

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

Develop an understanding of product research in interior design:

  • Interpret client needs through the interview process.
  • Investigate interior finish materials for appropriate application.
  • Analyze options for the interior environment.
  • Explore codes and recommendations for special needs in residential settings.  


Examine the residential design process  

  • Define and utilize interior design terminology.
  • Name general basic design principles and elements for the interior environment.
  • Identify notable designers and their contributions to the interior design industry.
  • Discuss and apply how current and historic styles can communicate interior design.


Prepare and present oral and visual presentations

  • Illustrate interior design concepts through sketching and rendering.
  • Explain major concepts for design solutions.
  • Defend decisions for design.
  • Create 3-dimensional compositions to communicate concepts.
  • Apply digital technologies and hand illustration for presentation purposes.


Coordinate and determine all aspects in a comprehensive residential design project.

  • Prepare and coordinate residential furnishing plans.
  • Label and identify through legends and schedules intended selected furnishings and fixtures.
  • Discuss presentation trends within the design industry.
  • Interpret an overall solution through two and three dimensional formats.
  • Defend rationale of design solutions


 Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 3 Information Literacy Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking