Beginnings of Interior Environments



  • Includes a companion site for instructors featuring slides and an Instructor’s manual with discussion points, objectives, lecture outlines, learning activities, and example quizzes with answers


Written to offer coverage of the creative and technical characteristics of the profession.

Part I opens with a discussion on the scope and value of the profession and includes a pictorial overview of the history of design. Subsequent parts cover design fundamentals, the spatial envelope—including space planning and systems—, products and materiality, and designing for a living. A new chapter addresses the art and science of visual communications.

Hundreds of images from actual design projects, supplied by national and international design firms, illustrate quality examples. “Precedent Studies” include in-house production work from these practicing designers.

Content, updated throughout, includes additional information on design thinking, inclusivity, WELL building standards, casework, and architectural millwork. New end-of-chapter self-directed projects provide students the opportunity to apply their knowledge.