Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ACH 210 - Advanced Commercial Studio

4 credit hours - Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
A continuation of ACH 203 , Advanced Studio emphasizes a comprehensive study of commercial interiors. This course prepares students with an advanced knowledge of contract design in hospitality, commercial office, and other public spaces. Students will complete complex projects, with an emphasis on graphic design and presentation skills. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 203  (formerly ACH 102) and ACH 245 .

Course Outcomes:

  • Design spaces in specialized commercial settings
    • Determine regulatory requirements in specialized spaces
    • Access the human factor in the commercial environment
    • Investigate furniture, fixtures, and equipment and their application to specialized spaces
  • Meet commercial code and barrier free requirements
    • Determine and evaluate applicable codes
    • Interpret project requirements accurately
    • Detect criteria that requires coordination with building exterior
    • Detect criteria that requires coordination with building exterior
  • Critique design proposals
    • Evaluate design proposals audibly
    • Construct commentary in a written format
    • Propose alternate solutions orally and graphically
  • Factor human ergonomics in the commercial environment
    • Acquaint self with health factors that promote optimum working conditions
    • Determine code requirements when applicable
    • Anticipate needs based on project criteria
    • Incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards
  • Interpret project criteria
    • Adhere to requirements of the project
    • Clarify uncertain data
    • Identify accessiblity needs
    • Develop a plan meeting all objectives