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Space Planning I (ID SP 02)

Course Category: 

47 hours (17 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2012 – Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: gather and analyze workplace data; interpret  personal and business needs for the use of space;  calculate floor areas and circulation space;  use  ‘bubble, stacking’ diagrams and ‘blocking’ plans; uses and functions of spatial areas; understand the features and uses of open and enclosed workplaces; use different approaches to furniture and space delineation; understand issues relating to partitions; create a full client  planning brief; and conduct site visits to gain knowledge of the working environment.


This course is delivered in an instructor-monitored, distance learning format and consists of study guides, required texts, supplemental reading, essay assignments, quizzes, homework, observation, required interaction with an instructor, and 24-hour access to on-line support as needed. Topics include: communication with client, space planning foundations, schematic design, spatial relationships, separating and connecting spaces, 3-d space planning, juxtaposition and connection of volumes/rooms, construction components, dimensions, materials, vertical connection, staircases, space design with furniture, furniture design exploration, architectural woodwork, efficient construction – storage, interior trim and millwork. Prerequisite:  Demonstration of computer ability and record of formal education. Knowledge of Autocad or a similar CAD program and Elements and Principles of Interior Design (ID DT 01).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Interior Design (12/15) (6/17 administrative review) (9/22 revalidation). NOTE: A former note indicating students must successfully complete a series of five courses to gain access to credit recommendations was removed enabling students to gain access to discrete credit recommendations established for individual courses.