Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice

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Author: Cindy Coleman,Interior Design Magazine

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007141603X

Category: Architecture

Page: 768

View: 1898

Everything you need to know about the practice and business of interior design -- from McGraw-Hill and Interior Design magazine Let today's most admired design professionals share with you their priceless insights, step-by-step guidelines, and real-life examples drawn from their own highly successful practices. Interior Design Handbook of Professional Practice packs fresh new ways of thinking and profitable ways of working -- quality information you expect when experts join forces! Comprehensive, hands-on details show you how to problem-solve the design needs of clients¿streamline every stage of your practice, from finding and winning clients to project build-out¿and master the most efficient negotiation, bidding, contract, and documentation techniques. Achieve professional excellence and profitability with this authoritative resource as you learn how to act on the implications of the profound changes occurring in the design industry today with tips from designers who are at the top of their game. An outstanding preparation tool for the NCIDQ national licensing exam

Professional Practice for Interior Designers

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118415957

Category: Architecture

Page: 736

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This updated edition of the most comprehensive business guide for designers covers the interior design profession in a clear and well-organized style. From establishing a practice to managing a project, the reader progresses through all aspects of the business, whether in a small or large firm. The new edition includes additional information on ethics, as well as a companion website containing sample forms and other resources. This book is recommended by the NCIDQ as preparation for their professional registration examination.

Interior Design Practice

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Author: Cindy Coleman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1581156758

Category: Architecture

Page: 251

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Created in association with Interior Design magazine, Interior Design Practice brings together an insightful collection of essays by fifteen of the world's top designers and design thinkers providing in-depth coverage on a broad range of design-related topics, including: design theory and education; global professional practice; project management and financial management; Client-Designer relationships; and, more.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

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Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118667131

Category: Architecture

Page: 1184

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Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice. An accompanying web site contains samples of the latest AIA Contract Documents in PDF format.

The Handbook of Interior Design

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Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444336282

Category: Architecture

Page: 576

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"The Handbook of Interior Design offers a compilation of current ways of thinking that inform the discipline of interior design"--

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

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Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472539028

Category: Design

Page: 672

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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Project management for the design professional

a handbook for architects, engineers, and interior designers

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Author: David Burstein,Frank Stasiowski

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 174

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The Interior Design Business Handbook

A Complete Guide to Profitability

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Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471227501

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 9343

Discover how you can run the practical side of your practice more profitably. This comprehensive guide to managing an interior design business gives you an arsenal of proven procedures and practical tools and techniques perfected over the course of some thirty years. New to this edition are sections on establishing an electronic office, the pros and cons of working alone and creating partnerships, hiring and working with off-site employees, and more. It also includes more than fifty sample forms and letters, such as an existing conditions survey and a letter of transmittal, that can easily be adapted to your own uses.

Fabrics

A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects

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Author: Marypaul Yates

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393730623

Category: Architecture

Page: 312

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Fabrics provides designers with the information needed to make their fabric specifications easy, informed, and appropriate to the job at hand, considering aesthetics, performance, application, and green design.

Designing Your Business

Professional Practices for Interior Designers

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Author: Gordon T. Kendall,Heidi Painchaud

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781501313950

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

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Designing Your Business, 2nd Edition, transforms aspiring interior designers into savvy business people as well as creative interior designers by offering strategies for working effectively with colleagues, clients, and resources. The text explores business organization, legal and ethical issues, and business finance and accounting practices common to the profession. The practical approach and engaging interactive pedagogy make it easy and interesting to learn the intricacies of the business, law, and practice.

Human Dimension and Interior Space

A Source Book of Design Reference Standards

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Author: Julius Panero,Martin Zelnik

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434606

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space. Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts. The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions. In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.

Marketing and Client Relations for Interior Designers

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Author: Mary V. Knackstedt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470260483

Category: Architecture

Page: 271

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"This step-by-step manual helps you design the marketing program that best fits your unique practice and provides helpful business forms to help keep you on target, including staff questionnaires, planning guides, and design services outlines."--BOOK JACKET.

The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox

Checklists and Best Practices to Manage Your Workflow

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Author: Phyllis Harbinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118896963

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Get organized and streamline your workflow with this A-Z accountability system. Design is only part of an interior designer’s job—you’re also responsible for scheduling client meetings, conducting design surveys, creating drawings and specs, and overseeing installation. Multiply by the number of projects on your plate, and you have a recipe for overwhelming disorganization. The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox helps you juggle multiple projects with ease, with a comprehensive self-management system tailored to the needs of interior designers and decorators. Features include: Detailed checklists that highlight weak spots and warn against common pitfalls Covers residential design, contract design, specifications, and renovations Best practices for meetings, design surveys, drawings, specifications, and renovations Customizable online checklists for tracking every phase of your project Exclusive online budgeting tool for tracking product costs and associated expenses to share with your team and your clients If you need to get organized and get back to work, you need The Interior Design Productivity Toolbox.

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability

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Author: Keith Granet

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891270

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking audience. For nearly thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has helped design professionals pursue their passion and turn a profit. From billing to branding, client management to marketing and licensing, The Business of Design reveals the tools necessary to create and run a thriving design business in today's ultra-competitive marketplace.

The Housing Design Handbook

A Guide to Good Practice

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Author: David Levitt,Jo McCafferty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351338102

Category: Architecture

Page: 354

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Everyone deserves a decent and affordable home, a truth (almost) universally acknowledged. But housing in the UK has been in a state of crisis for decades, with too few homes built, too often of dubious quality, and costing too much to buy, rent or inhabit. It doesn’t have to be like this. Bringing together a wealth of experience from a wide range of housing experts, this completely revised edition of The Housing Design Handbook provides an authoritative, comprehensive and systematic guide to best practice in what is perhaps the most contentious and complex field of architectural design. This book sets out design principles for all the essential components of successful housing design – including placemaking, typologies and density, internal and external space, privacy, security, tenure, and community engagement – illustrated with case studies of schemes by architecture practices working across the UK and continental Europe. Written by David Levitt and Jo McCafferty – two recognised authorities in the field – and with contributions from more than twenty other leading practitioners, The Housing Design Handbook is an essential reference for professionals and students in architecture and design as well as for government bodies, housing associations and other agencies involved in housing.

The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings

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Author: Osamu A. Wakita,Richard M. Linde,Nagy R. Bakhoum

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118086619

Category: Architecture

Page: 688

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The practical, comprehensive handbook for creating effective architectural drawings In one beautifully illustrated volume, The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings, Fourth Edition presents the complete range of skills, concepts, principles, and applications that are needed to create a full set of architectural working drawings. Chapters proceed logically through each stage of development, beginning with site and floor plans and progressing to building sections, elevations, and additional drawings. Inside, you'll find: Coverage of the latest BIM technologies Environmental and human design considerations Supplemental step-by-step instructions for complex chapters Five case studies, including two that are new to this edition Hundreds of computer-generated drawings and photographs, including BIM models, three-dimensional models, and full-size buildings shown in virtual space Checklists similar to those used in architectural offices Tips and strategies for complete development of construction documents, from schematic design to construction administration With an emphasis on sustainability throughout, this new edition of The Professional Practice of Architectural Working Drawings is an invaluable book for students in architecture, construction, engineering, interior design, and environmental design programs, as well as professionals in these fields.

The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book

Everything Interior Designers Need to Know Every Day

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Author: Linda O'Shea,Chris Grimley,Mimi Love

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610587901

Category: Design

Page: 288

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DIV In the world of interior design, thousands of bits of crucial information are scattered across a wide array of sources. The Interior Design Reference & Specification Book collects the information essential to planning and executing interior projects of all shapes and sizes, and distills it in a format that is as easy to use as it is to carry. You’ll also find interviews with top practitioners drawn across the field of interior design. —Fundamentals provides a step-by-step overview of an interiors project, describing the scope of professional services, the project schedule, and the design and presentation tools used by designers. —Space examines ways of composing rooms as spatial environments while speaking to functional and life-safety concerns. —Surface identifies options in color, material, texture, and pattern, while addressing maintenance and performance issues. —Environments looks at aspects of interior design that help create a specific mood or character, such as natural and artificial lighting, sound and smell. —Elements describes the selection and specification of furniture and fixtures, as well as other components essential to an interior environment, such as artwork and accessories. —Resources gathers a wealth of useful data, from sustainability guidelines to online sources for interiors-related research. /div

Becoming an Interior Designer

A Guide to Careers in Design

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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174224

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.