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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ACH 104H - Interior Finishes and Applications - Honors

3 credit hours - One hour of lecture and four hours of studio weekly; one term.
Formerly Materials and Methods for Interior Design 1 — This is an honors course.

Examine interior finishes and their methods of installation for both residential and commercial projects. Explore sustainability and the role of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Evaluate sustainable specifications, performance attributes, installation issues and fabrication of materials. Review finish schedules and interior design specifications. Explore new and remodeling applications, review private contractors and home suppliers to determine appropriate finishes in design. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for Honors courses.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: ACH 100  or permission of department chair.

Crosslisted: Also offered as ACH 104 ; credit is not given for both ACH 104  and ACH 104H.

Note: Complete and present an honors capstone research project. 

Course Outcomes:
1.  Identify finish materials for interior spaces

2.  Use proper applications for interior finish materials

3.  Discuss the concept of sustainability and its relationship to codes and regulations

4.  Estimate quantities and life cycle costing

5. Communicate visually and verbally interior design solutions