Interior Design and Fashion

DSNF 233 Meaning of Dress
One chapter of the textbook covers corporate social responsibility and includes environmental practices of textile companies and manufacturers. Lecture also incorporates green textiles and green companies. Covers 2 class periods (1 hour 15 minutes each).
DSNI 220 Drafting II
Mention the framework of sustainability including principles, planning, and resources as it relates to site planning…with some emphasis on the planning leg. This takes about half of a 1 hour 15 minute class period.

DSNI 230 Materials, Finishes, & Textiles I
Sustainability is introduced in this course through lecture, lab, and a special project. At the beginning of the semester, lecture topics introduce the interior design student to the concepts of green design, life cycle analysis, renewable, reusable, and recyclable as they relate to the acquisition, manufacturer, use, and disposal of interior materials.  In lab, students are required to research a specific green product and collect product literature and a sample for inclusion in the green products area of our materials library. A special project, the Green Journal, is a semester long project and worth a substantial portion of the grade for the course. The journal itself is constructed by hand from recycled product and journal entries are varied. Subject matter may include sketches, written words, photographs, clippings from magazines, and material, finish or textile samples.
DSNI 235 Materials and Finishes II
Sustainability and green design are coved in this course with lectures, reading assignments, and class exercises. These issues are covered through specification, selection and use of recycled and renewable materials and finishes in interior environments. There are two class lectures (50 minutes each) where sustainability and green design are coved and then it continues to be a topic that is reinforced throughout the rest of the semester in projects and assignments. Students in this course are also responsible for ordering and maintaining the green products and samples available in the resource room.

DSNI 300 Junior Studio I
Sustainability is incorporated into the course through the development of project solutions. OFF GRID a design project asking students to use 3 steel box car containers for a residential retreat and the solutions need to be as €œoff grid€ and sustainable as possible without compromising aesthetics, comfort or function.
Issues are addressed through: Speakers, Field trip to the Green Building Expo, Student research, Lectures. One third of the term was devoted to this project and its various stages.
DSNI 305 Junior Studio II
A client has asked the studio to design 35,000 square feet of space and to meet LEED_CI status. Students act in teams to gather pertinent data relative to that requirement and will write a report indicating the typical design solutions that will fit this criteria.
Issues are addressed through: Speakers, Field trip to site, Student research and team develop documentation, Lectures. This term will have 3 projects, but this one runs through the entire term.
DSNI 340 Lighting for Interiors
Cover quite broadly electrical production and transmission, then electrical production as it relates to lighting, and environmental impact of the various ways that electricity is produced and transmitted, and students do a paper on some environmental issue concerning electrical production/transmission/use. Lecture covers 2 class periods (1 hour 15 minutes each)
DSNI 355 History of Interiors II
 Sustainability and green design are covered in this course by lecture. We cover the evolution of these issues throughout history and the impact it has on design today.
There are approximately two class lectures (1 hour and 20 min each) if condensed, that would cover these topics, but it is disbursed throughout the entire semester according to what time period we are discussing.
DSN 400 Sustainable Healthcare

In this special topics class, we focus on healthcare design and examine the ethical issues involved in caring for individuals who are in need and how this care impacts the natural world. Sustainability is covered in lectures, readings (course packet and book), discussion, site visits, ethical scenarios, and guest lecturers throughout the entire semester (2-credit hour class that met M and W for 50 minutes).




DSNI 405 Senior Studio II
The students design a comprehensive healthcare project that must be sustainable. The students gather information relevant to the project archetype and apply sustainable design principles. The topic of sustainability is weaved throughout the semester in application form as it applies to all phases of the design process (e.g., information gathering to conceptual design to construction drawings and specifications) (3-credit studio that meets T and TH for 3 hours on each day).

DSNI 465 Design Theory and Research II


In this class, students examine the current theory and research in interior design relevant to corporate, retail, hospitality, residential, and institutional environments. As part of this examination, students become familiar with how each specialty area in design is incorporating sustainability. Sustainability is covered through lecture and discussion and comprises approximately 10 to 20 minutes for 5 lecture periods.
DSNI 490  Professional Procedures and Ethics
A few brief discussions will be made as to the importance of “Green” design and the impact on our work and home environments. 

DSNM 420  Design Products & Services
Sustainability is covered via lecture and addresses the effects on the environment from  materials gathering, production, consumption (including light pollution), and disposal of home furnishing products.  Sustainable options are provided to arrest current methods.
Sustainability is an integral component in the home furnishing chapters. The coverage of these chapters consume approximately six weeks of the semester.
DSNM 443 Economics of Design
One chapter of the textbook covers Ethics and Social Responsibility. Information on green sustainability is covered in one 50 minute lecture.


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