DSGN08056 2018 Professional Studies for Interior Architects

General Details

Full Title
Professional Studies for Interior Architects
Transcript Title
Professional Studies for Inter
Code
DSGN08056
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
Department
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maeliosa O'Brien, Emmet O'Doherty, Peter Scanlon, Rowan Watson
Programme Membership
SG_DIAAD_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design SG_DIAOL_K08 201800 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture and Design
Description

This module builds on the student’s knowledge from prior professional practice modules and/or work experience, providing a knowledge-based grounding in the professional and ethical roles of the interior architect, as well as the legislative and ethical contexts within which they operate. This knowledge is developed and contextualized in terms of personal practice in the Reflective Portfolio module that follows.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Discuss the roles, relationships and professionalism associated with the delivering of a professional Interior Architectural design service.

2.

Discuss professional, environmental and social ethics in relation to the profession of Interior Architecture and design.

3.

Describe the processes and related responsibilities of the interior architect during design and procurement.

4.

Identify and discuss the codes and legislation that would impact on a complex Interior architectural design project (building codes and regulations, health and safety, fire, universal design and accessibility).

5.

Discuss and compare examples/models of interior architectural practice in relation to business, management, the market, field and media.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, group and individual tutorials, from a ‘live’/streamed teaching space in which both on-site and distance participants can see both each other and the work under discussion. This flexible mode allows both staff and students to interact in small study groups, with the freedom for interaction either on- site or from a distance. 

Module Assessment Strategies

In order to lighten the work load at the end of the semester  and align helpfully with the nature of the learning outcomes, there are two assessments. The first is a group seminar in which study groups prepare a case study analysis of  an interior architectural practice, focussing on bot the running of the business and also on ethical concerns as expressed in practice. The  second  assignment is an individual  discursive essay in which the professional knowledge, principles and processes  of the module are applied/ discussed in relation to a complex design project that the student has/is engaged with. 

Repeat Assessments

Re submit assignments of the module.

Indicative Syllabus

Lecturers, tutorials and group seminars address the following focal areas:

  1. General introduction/ recap on the roles, relationships and responsibilities associated with the delivering of a professional design service.
  2. Professional ethics and conduct in the practice of Interior Architecture and design, including the position of the profession in society.
  3. Environmental and social ethics (environment, sustainability, dignity and equity, universal design etc.) in the practice of Interior Architecture.
  4. Professionalism and collaborative practice as an Interior Architect within the design and procurement team
  5. The Interior architect’s responsibilities within the design and procurement processes and post occupancy (estimating, scheduling, tender procedures, permits, project management, budget management, coordination, time management, , contract administration delivery and completion (punch-list, user manuals and guarantees, post occupancy assessment)
  6. Codes and legislation that impact on Interior architecture (building codes and regulations, health and safety, fire, universal design and accessibility,
  7. Business processes and office management (marketing, strategic planning, financial management), certification, professional indemnity, licensing and registration requirements.
  8. Management theory and organizational transformation processes in relation to business.
  9. An overview of the professional field, the market and the media
  10. Methods of writing specifications, schedules, contracts and other business-related documents.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 SEMINAR: ON ETHICS & CASE STUDIES OF PRACTICE Continuous Assessment Group Project 20 % Week 10 2,5
2 Design case study: professional roles and processes. Continuous Assessment Written Report 80 % Week 14 1,3,4
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Professional studies lectures with Q7 A and workshops 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self directed learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. Professional studies lectures with Q& A and work shops 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self directed learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Journal Resources

Books:

  • Anumba, C., Marino, B., Gottfied, A., Egbu, C., (2004), Health and safety in refurbishment involving demolition and structural instability , HSE
  • BIID (2017) BIID Concise agreement for interior design services: (CID/14) (2nd ed.). RIBA Publishing.
  • BCIS, (2012), Alterations and refurbishment price book. RICS books.
  • Hudson, J (2010) Interior architecture: from brief to build. Laurence King; 01 edition.
  • Keane, D. (2003) Building and the law. RIAI.
  • Keane, D (2001) RIAI contracts: a working guide. RIAI.
  • NBS, (2007) NBS domestic specification, London: RIBA Publishing 
  • Race, S. (2013).  BIM demystified.  2nd ed.  London: RIBA Publishing
  • O’ Shea, L., Grimley, C., Love, M. (2013) The interior design reference & specification book: everything interior designers need to know every day. Rockport.
  • Yakeley, D., Yakeley, S. (2010) The BIID interior design job book; how to run a project. London: RIBA Publishing.
URL Resources

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Other Resources

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