Designing Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition
Following the success of the ASID/Polsky Prize Honorable Mention in 1999, authors Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers have extensively revised this guide to planning and designing commercial interiors to help professionals and design students successfully address today's trends and project requirements. This comprehensive reference covers the practical and aesthetic issues that distinguish commercial interiors. There is new information on sustainable design, security, and accessibility-three areas of increased emphasis in modern interiors.
An introductory chapter provides an overview of commercial interior design and the challenges and rewards of working in the field, and stresses the importance of understanding the basic purpose and functions of the client's business as a prerequisite to designing interiors. This guide also gives the reader a head start with eight self-contained chapters that provide comprehensive coverage of interior design for specific types of commercial facilities, ranging from offices to food and beverage facilities, and from retail stores to health care facilities. Each chapter is complete with a historical overview, types of facilities, planning and interior design elements, design applications, a summary, references, and Web sites. New design applications covered include spas in hotels, bed and breakfast inns, coffee shops, gift stores and salons, courthouses and courtrooms, and golf clubhouses.
In keeping with the times, there are new chapters focusing on senior living facilities and on restoration and adaptive use. A chapter on project management has been revised and includes everything from proposals and contracts to scheduling and documentation. Throughout the book, design application discussions, illustrations, and photographs help both professionals and students solve problems and envision and implement distinctive designs for commercial interiors.
With information on licensing, codes, and regulations, along with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, this combined resource and instant reference is a must-have for commercial interior design professionals, students, and those studying for the NCIDQ licensing exam.
Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/commercialinteriors
ELIZABETH A. ROGERS, IIDA, formerly an interior design professor at Utah State University in Logan, continues her design practice through the firm S.O.I.
- Features dozens of new photographs and drawings.
- A new introductory chapter has been added to provide an overview of the commercial interior design profession, and another new chapter on senior living facilities
- New design applications discussions have been added, including spas and recreational facilities in hotels, the design of bed and breakfast inns, the design of coffee shops, gift stores and salons, courthouses and courtrooms, and golf club houses
- The only interior design book that provides in-depth coverage on planning commercial interior facilities
- Organized by specific facility, allowing professors to get right to the chapters that satisfy their needs
- Useful for those taking the NCIDQ licensing exam
- Helps students learn “business of the business,” an indispensable part of successful interior design practice
- Focuses on the types of commercial design spaces most commonly assigned as studio projects
Designing Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition (US $110.00)
-and- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers (US $55.00)
Total List Price: US $165.00
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