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Courses - August 2021

Level 1

Course Details

Construction Materials and Methods I
ARCH71200

Description:

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of building construction and explores the relationship between materials and the systems of construction. The major types of building materials, their physical properties and their uses in building construction will be introduced. Criteria for their selection and methods of assembly will be considered primarily in the context of small buildings. Principles will be explored through research, analysis and drawing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Building Sciences
ARCH72010

Description:

Through this course, the student will be introduced to the concept of the building as a living entity. The variety of systems within a building will be examined in relation to the problems which can result when these systems are poorly designed or do not function as intended. Physical factors that influence good design for performance, durability, health efficiency and sustainability of buildings will be studied. Common building design/construction problems that result in poor performance, expensive repairs, litigation, etc., their causes and solutions will be explored through studies famous, infamous and vernacular buildings, materials, details, etc. The principles of building science will be utilized to establish the appropriate performance characteristics of the systems as well as the preventative/corrective actions which could be prescribed when things go wrong.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Computer Concepts I - Introductory CAD
COMP71185

Description:

This course introduces students to the concepts of documenting designs using various computer aided design (CAD) software to accomplish industry specific tasks, such as design drawings and presentation materials. Students will learn digital representation techniques needed to communicate architectural/interior design ideas and concepts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Design Communication Basics
DRWG71030

Description:

The objective of this course is to introduce students to drawing as a visual language; both freehand and technical. The focus will be on the fundamentals of manual drafting and freehand sketching to create two and three dimensional drawings. Students will apply these fundamentals through the use of drafting tools, drafting standards and various sketching media.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Design Studio I - Design Process
DSGN71070

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based. This studio focuses on the design process and introduces design elements and principles and their application in composition. Projects will analyse design theories and precedents in the composition of the built environment. These concepts are used to propose environments of varying complexity and predict human reaction. An ongoing record of design development is required. Oral and visual presentations will be required throughout the course.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Academic Communications
ENGL71000

Description:

This course is intended to develop the communication skills required in academic studies, which will translate into useful writing and presentation skills in Canada’s increasingly intercultural professional and technical domains. Students will practice planning, drafting, and revising documents. The complex process of researching, creating, and revising arguments will encourage critical thinking, grammatical writing, and appropriate citation skills. Correct formatting of research papers and effective oral presentation skills will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Foundation Module (Interior Design)
FND71075

Description:

The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Bachelor of Interior Design program. This module will provide the student with their first exposure to Project Based Learning, and serve as preparation for this alternative approach to learning which forms the basis of the program’s structure. This module will also introduce the student to the fundamental principles of team work, and the skills necessary to be an effective and productive member of a team. In addition to refreshing their knowledge base in a variety of aspects of the program’s curriculum, students will develop and apply skills in teamwork, graphic communication and verbal presentation through the completion of a program project

  • Hours: 36
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Group Dynamics
SOC71500

Description:

This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants’ skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Human Health, Ergonomics, Environment and Safety
ARCH71010

Description:

This course examines the interrelated effects and connections of the environment (built and natural), and ergonomics on human health and safety. It examines the design of environments that will enable humans to make the best use of their abilities within a healthy, productive and safe context. It also considers responsibilities for the protection of non-human environments and the social and ethical issues associated with the design, construction and operation of built environments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Code I
ARCH71150

Description:

This course provides an introduction to the regulatory, prescriptive and objective based aspects of design and construction. Standards, Codes and Regulations will be explored in relation to their intended purpose. The importance of these documents will be demonstrated through an examination of their historic development. The appropriate application of these documents will be demonstrated through a review of actual projects done in the studio. Specific design and construction problems will be presented for review and resolution utilizing the appropriate standards, codes and/or regulations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Construction Materials and Methods II
ARCH71210

Description:

This course extends Construction Materials and Methods 1 and explores more advanced concepts of conceptual design and construction technology in the context of large buildings. Complex building assemblies are analysed for their life cycle, structural integrity, moisture protection, fire safety and energy efficiency. Special constructions, building openings, glazing, fire separations, and basic interior finishes are included. Principles will be explored through research, analysis and drawing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ARCH71120 OR ARCH71200
  • CoRequisites:

Computer Concepts II - CAD & BIM
COMP71195

Description:

This course will concentrate on the use of digital software for computer aided design and detailing. The focus will be on the use of CAD and 3D BIM software to produce a set of working drawings that comply with industry standards.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP71185
  • CoRequisites:

HVAC and Fire Protection
DSGN71010

Description:

This course introduces the student to the basic systems of a building, with a concentration on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning), and Fire Protection. The standard components of each system will be reviewed and studied, particularly in relation to their performance when configured in common systems types. System design will be reviewed utilizing office and institutional project types. Using mathematics and scientific principles students will learn and apply heat loss heat gain, HVAC equipment selection and sizing, and fire and smoke detection and suppression.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Design Studio II - Programming
DSGN71080

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based.This studio introduces tools in seeking specific requirements for developing a program to frame the design process. Students use programming skills to inform schematic design, space planning, and address human needs. An ongoing record of design development and work schedules is required. Precedents and existing conditions are analysed as necessary precursors for preparing conceptual proposals for formal presentations.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN71070
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR71050

Description:

This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Co-op Advisor. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Design Communication I
DRWG72160

Description:

The objective of this course is to provide students with the tools and illustration skills to visually communicate their design solutions. The elements and principles of design and their applications will be explored through a variety of tools. The focus will be on two and three dimensional compositions using: freehand sketching, one and two point perspective drawing and rendering techniques.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG71030
  • CoRequisites:

Structural Systems
DSGN72030

Description:

This course in structural systems provides a perspective of structural systems from a management and decision-making perspective rather than an engineering design perspective. This focus will allow the student to perceive building structures from a system perspective rather than an elemental analysis perspective. The course will focus on steel frame structural systems. As an essential understanding of structural systems, the course will review the various configuration of these systems and how these configurations relate to the building design and construction. The course will review the essential components of these systems and how these components perform within their respective systems. The course will review the various factors that impact the design and construction of a structural system such as building code, planning considerations, structural loads and rule of thumb component sizing. The course will introduce the student to various methods of graphic communication specific to structural systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Colour Theory
DSGN72210

Description:

This course will focus on colour as a tool of articulating interior environments. Through a series of alternating exercises in research and application, students will develop familiarity with colour theories and the deployment of these as compositional devices and vehicles of expression and meaning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Design Studio III - Residential
DSGN72220

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based.This course synthesizes the diverse built form issues discussed in Design Studios I and II and shifts to a more thorough investigation of interior space, both in programming and in meaning. Through lectures, readings, and studio explorations, students acquire the knowledge needed to present design solutions for primarily residential spaces. Students learn the basic requirements for residential environments as part of the design solution. The projects in this semester will address single family dwellings, multi-tenant residential and social housing.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN71060 OR DSGN71080
  • CoRequisites:

Lighting - Interiors I
DSGN72230

Description:

This course introduces fundamental concepts, theoretical approaches, and techniques of lighting interior environments and its interaction with both visual perception and the experience of interior spaces. The basic functions of lighting are researched, analyzed and critiqued as design elements. Lecture topics include light sources, measurement and control and the influence of light on colours as these affect the interior environment. Students will transfer this information to the resolution of typical lighting design problems, through the development of lighting plans, specifications and product knowledge. Field visits to lighting installations will augment the information presented in the classroom.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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History of Art I
HIST72040

Description:

This course will explore the development of art from Antiquity to the Renaissance, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Students will have the opportunity to learn about gathering, researching, and analysing information through the examination of Major artistic traditions. They will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 4

Course Details

Design Development and Detailing I
ARCH73170

Description:

This course introduces the importance of detailing considerations in the development of interior environments. The focus will be on development of interior details. Students will apply the knowledge gained through the development of details by hand drafting, using computer software and by creating scaled models of the detail(s).

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG71030
  • CoRequisites:

Code II - Interiors
CODE72000

Description:

This course covers Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code Part 3 and focuses on code content pertinent to the subject of interior architecture, including regulations affecting the integrated considerations of planning, egress, accessibility and material selection. This course also covers aspects of the Lien Act.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ARCH71150
  • CoRequisites:

Computer Concepts III - BIM
COMP72200

Description:

This course will concentrate on using BIM software to create 3d models with a higher degree of complexity than in previous courses and use these to generate effective presentation drawings. The course will provide the student with a solid foundation of the command structure and capabilities of BIM software in order to facilitate self-study and advanced applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP71195
  • CoRequisites:

Design Communication II
DRWG72170

Description:

This course builds upon previous courses in design communication and computer applications. Students learn digital software tools to expand and amplify their ability to communicate design concepts graphically. Digital techniques and graphics are applied to create professional presentations for virtual spaces of their own construct. Students continue to integrate hand drawing skills into the creation of multi-media presentations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG72160
  • CoRequisites:

Interior Design Studio IV - Corporate/Retail
DSGN72240

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based.This course examines more complex design problems drawn from the areas of corporate and retail design. Through lectures, research assignments, studio-based design projects and field trips, students acquire a more comprehensive technical and aesthetic competence. Students complete corporate and retail design projects drawn from a wide-variety of workplace environments and use these environments as a platform for the examination of a broader range of research tools and methodologies. Additionally, students apply the basic fundamentals of lighting appropriate for these applications.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72220
  • CoRequisites:

History of Art II
HIST72050

Description:

This course will explore the development of art from the Renaissance to the Second Industrial Revolution, in the social, political, technological and economic contexts. Major artistic traditions will be examined and students will develop an awareness of these traditions in the world around them.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Interior Design)
COOP73210

Description:

The first co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an interior design environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 OR CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Design Development and Detailing II
ARCH73180

Description:

Expanding on the interior detailing knowledge and skills developed in Design, Development & Detailing I, this course will cover assembly components such as glazing, interior partitions, doors and frames, fixed furniture, screens, hardware and related products. Students will develop a comprehensive approach to the detailing of interior components and apply this through the elaboration of construction drawings, and details. This course will include aspects of contract design.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ARCH73170 AND CODE72000
  • CoRequisites:

Contemporary Culture and Design Theory
CLTR73000

Description:

This course will explore the theories and evolution of contemporary culture and design issues from the Industrial Revolution to present day. The course will cover cultural themes impacting the fields of architecture, interior design and furniture design, including evolving materials, textiles and technologies, shifts in social and economic contexts, and the representation of interior environments in various contemporary global locations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Cost Estimating
CONS73000

Description:

The course focuses on cost estimating for interior design projects, topics covered include: preliminary estimate, elemental analysis estimate, detailed estimate, quantity takeoff for building interiors, interior finishes, furniture and accessories; unit price analysis; estimate of direct cost, indirect cost, contingency and markup. It also discusses bidding procedures, bidding strategy, bid closing and computer application in cost estimating. In addition, students will be required to complete a number of assignments and term project in preliminary, elemental, detailed estimate and bid document preparation to demonstrate a solid understanding of project cost estimating and its application.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Materials
DSGN73130

Description:

This course will build upon Colour Theory I to focus on the implications of colour and material selection for interior environments; systematic approaches to the appropriate and effective selection will be offered. Particular attention will be paid to the integration of both the functional considerations and expressive properties in the selection of specific interior materials and finishes. Students will use the knowledge gained in Colour Theory I and apply it to different types of projects to select appropriate materials and colours.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72210
  • CoRequisites:

Interior Design Studio V - Hospitality/Entertainment
DSGN73140

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based.This studio course will explore theories and issues related to the retro-fit of an existing building to accommodate a new occupancy and identify the various roles of the professional team in the renovation industry. Students will create comprehensive individual project proposals for the reuse of an existing facility that focuses on interior design appropriate for the hospitality/entertainment industry. The student will develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional concept presentations. The student's work is to reflect an awareness of the long-term use and sustainability of the facility. Work will include: investigation of current contextual considerations, examination of base building documents, and existing building systems.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72240 AND ENGL71000 OR ENGL71200
  • CoRequisites:

Lighting - Interiors II
DSGN73150

Description:

The basic functional and experiential aspects of lighting introduced in Lighting Interiors I will be studied, analyzed and critiqued in terms of both initial aspirations and on-going implementation. The challenges of integrating artificial lighting and daylighting will be explored through case studies and design exercises. Students will develop reflective ceiling plans in context with a previous studio project.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72230
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Project Management
ARCH72090

Description:

This course will provide an introduction to the principles and methodology of Project Management focused on building construction. Utilizing building projects, the relationships amongst the various players of a project will be explored, focusing on the role of the Project Manager. Fundamental project management topics will be explored including: the building industry, project participants, organizing and managing projects, project delivery methods, project chronology and related activates, project costing and scheduling, and project management controls.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Sustainable Interior Design
ARCH73160

Description:

Contemporary interior design has an ethical obligation to conserve the ecosystem through responsible design. With a focus on human centered design, sustainable strategies and standards will include the consideration of materials, siting and planning, air quality, acoustics, and daylighting. Additional emphasis is placed on lifecycle analysis and economic implications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Product Research
ARCH74140

Description:

The selection of various products and materials forms a significant component of a designer's responsibility in the design and implementation of interior environments. Students will research and explore the development, construction and specification of traditional and non-traditional interior design materials. Students are encouraged to research products from new and emerging technologies. Additional emphasis is placed upon principles of sustainability, material integrity, and product appropriateness in various interior environments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Building Plumbing, Lighting & Electrical Systems
DSGN72025

Description:

This course covers plumbing, water supply, lighting and electrical systems. These are addressed in the context of project-based assignments. Project based examples are used to prepare drainage and water supply designs (OBC Part 7 plumbing) for large buildings. The principles and policies governing the design and construction of storm drainage systems and site servicing are examined and ancillary mechanical and basic electrical systems are analyzed. Basic lighting design principles will be studied along with selection of appropriate lighting equipment. Selection of basic electrical equipment for OBC Part 3 buildings is undertaken with conformance to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. Consideration is given to acoustics and fire protection in projects involving renovation (OBC Part 11).

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN71010
  • CoRequisites:

Interior Design Studio VI - Healthcare
DSGN73160

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. Projects will be both individually and group based.The focus of this studio will be on healthcare facilities with an emphasis on human factors: health, comfort and behaviour. Students will analyse building systems interface, and use evidenced-based design (EBD) to inform the development of design solutions.

  • Hours: 98
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73140
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 8

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Interior Design)
COOP74080

Description:

The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an interior design environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 OR CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Building Performance
ARCH72030

Description:

This course offers an overview of facilities management principles and approaches utilized to measure a building’s performance. Judging a project using metrics is useful to develop an understanding of its design and in-use performance. Utilizing standards developed to measure space, facility serviceability and benchmarking are key practice areas of study. An individual’s perception of a building is also considered. This is viewed by human physiology, environmental psychology and psychosocial as factors that have an effect on the performance of a facility to support its comfort and workplace goals. These types of building and human measures lead to solutions for improved design and work performance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Construction and Specifications
ARCH74130

Description:

This course explores the materials and components addressed in Design Development and Detailing II. More innovative materials and methods of construction will be explored with application and documentation of custom design pieces such as architectural woodwork, millwork and furnishings. The focus will be on development of construction details, and material specifications. There will be more emphasis on construction documentation and computer drafting as well as applications of codes and standards. Students will also develop an understanding of the integration of specifications and shop-drawing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ARCH73180
  • CoRequisites:

World Cultures
CLTR72000

Description:

World cultures both broadly and deeply affect and are affected by globalization in ways that unify and divide as well as produce equities and inequalities among people and nations. In this course, students will focus on topics pertaining to similarities and differences in world cultures and societies. Incorporating varying perspectives on diversity, students develop an understanding of the impacted groups, develop strategies which demonstrate respect for diversity, and critically examine social change performed on a world stage.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Design Studio VII - Capstone Programming
DSGN74050

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline. The capstone is an individual project that consists of two components: a design program and a research essay. The student will review scholarly research on an interior design topic to develop an essay that will inform their capstone design program. The students will work with an industry professional and client, in a structured process, to produce a complete design program to guide the capstone design project in Studio VIII.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73160
  • CoRequisites:

Law and Ethics
LAW74900

Description:

Professionals in Canadian society are expected to perform their duties lawfully and ethically. Students will gain a working knowledge of the principles and practices of the Canadian legal system and professional liability. General principles and concepts of tort and contract law and the law of intellectual property are covered. This course will familiarize students with the bases of ethical theory and assist them in the development of a critical process for making ethical decisions. Provincial Acts providing for self-governance by professions will be examined.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 10

Course Details

Contract Administration
ARCH74090

Description:

The course introduces students with procurement processes and mainly focuses on construction contract administration. Students are required to synthesize and select appropriate contracts and administer them in simulated business settings through case studies integrated with the term project. This course also includes studies of subcontractor contracts, construction, builders’ and mechanics’ liens, inspection of construction contracts, arbitration and mediation, and labour law and union contracts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Professional Practice
BUS73040

Description:

This course provides students with an overview of the professional practice of interior design. Topics discussed include professional associations and accreditation, maintaining professional status, professional ethics, business basics, and career goal planning and portfolio preparation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Interior Design Studio VIII - Capstone
DSGN74060

Description:

The Interior Design Studio provides the core environment for project-based learning where students use the design process to solve increasingly complex design problems involving research and investigation, evaluation, collaboration, ideation, presentation and on-going critique. Supported by theory courses, examination and critical evaluation of design theories and industry practices are integral to all studio project scenarios and broaden the student’s experience of interior design practice in this increasingly integrated discipline.This capstone design project is intended to encapsulate and demonstrate the cumulative skills and knowledge gained throughout the four years of the program. It entails the development of a major interior design project, following the programming completed in Studio VII. The design solution will be fully developed from preliminary sketches to detailed working drawing: concept drawings, renderings, specifications, contract documents and cost estimates. Students will work individually and will collaborate with professionals in the Interior Design industry.

  • Hours: 112
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: ARCH74130 AND DSGN74050
  • CoRequisites:

Science, Technology and Society
SOC71045

Description:

This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Program outcomes

  1. Illustrate cultural diversity values in global, societal, economic and environmental context.
  2. Apply all aspects of the design process to creative problem solving. Identify and explore complex problems and generate creative solutions that optimize human experience within interior environments.
  3. Apply concepts of functionality, aesthetic considerations, sustainability practices and universal design to interior design solutions.
  4. Integrate concepts of human relations and organizational behaviour into the establishment and maintenance of effective working teams
  5. Demonstrate leadership skills while working with diverse teams.
  6. Collaborate with other practitioners in the technical areas of electrical, structural, mechanical and architectural services.
  7. Communicate effectively and persuasively through oral, graphic, print and computer media in reports, specifications, presentation and working drawings, models and animations.
  8. Propose processes for the implementation of bids, contracts, reviews and permits adhering to professional principles.
  9. Integrate business administration principles and functions of management, budgeting, scheduling and human resources.
  10. Develop and activate plans for lifelong learning and professional development, and to maintain technological currency.
  11. Apply principles of interiors, architecture, art, and the decorative arts within a historical and cultural context.
  12. Integrate the elements and principles of two-and three-dimensional design into the development and completion of design projects.
  13. Apply the principles and theories of colour and light.
  14. Layout and specify furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and finish materials.
  15. Evaluate the significance and functions of building, construction, lighting acoustic, energy, power, security, and ergonomic systems.
  16. Exemplify adherence to professional, ethical and legal codes of practice and comply with industrial, labour and environmental legislation.