Designing Commercial Interiors, 2nd Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-05
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The definitive reference on designing commercial interiors-expanded and updated for today's facilities 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

Author Biography

CHRISTINE M. PIOTROWSKI, ASID, IIDA, has more than twenty years of commercial and residential design experience. She was an interior design professor at Northern Arizona University and currently provides consulting services to interior designers on business practices from Phoenix, Arizona. She was the 2004 winner of the ASID/Polsky Prize and is the author of the highly respected Professional Practice for Interior Designers, also from Wiley and soon to be in its fourth edition.

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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Historical Overviewp. 4
Understanding the Client's Businessp. 7
Working in Commercial Interior Designp. 10
Critical Issuesp. 15
Summaryp. 25
Referencesp. 26
Web Sitesp. 27
The Officep. 29
Historical Overviewp. 32
An Overview of Office Operationsp. 36
Facility Management and Facility Planningp. 44
Types of Office Spacesp. 44
Image and Statusp. 47
Corporate Culturep. 49
Summaryp. 50
Referencesp. 50
Web Sitesp. 52
Office Interior Design Elementsp. 53
Overview of Office Designp. 54
Preplanningp. 54
Space Allocationp. 56
Office Furniturep. 61
Materials and Finishesp. 75
Mechanical Systemsp. 78
Securityp. 85
Code Requirementsp. 86
Design Applicationsp. 88
Summaryp. 99
Referencesp. 100
Web Sitesp. 102
Lodging Facilitiesp. 103
Historical Overviewp. 104
Overview of Lodging Business Operationsp. 107
Types of Lodging Facilitiesp. 110
Planning and Interior Design Elementsp. 113
Design Applicationsp. 123
Bed and Breakfast Innsp. 143
Summaryp. 145
Referencesp. 146
Web Sitesp. 146
Food and Beverage Facilitiesp. 147
Historical Overviewp. 148
Overview of Food and Beverage Business Operationsp. 153
Types of Food and Beverage Facilitiesp. 157
Planning and Interior Design Elementsp. 159
Design Applicationsp. 171
Beverage Facilitiesp. 182
Toilet Facilities in Restaurantsp. 187
Coffee Shopsp. 187
Summaryp. 189
Referencesp. 189
Web Sitesp. 190
Retail Facilitiesp. 191
Historical Overviewp. 193
Overview of Retail Business Operationsp. 195
Types of Retail Facilitiesp. 197
Planning and Interior Design Elementsp. 200
Design Applicationsp. 211
Summaryp. 231
Referencesp. 231
Web Sitesp. 232
Healthcare Facilitiesp. 233
Historical Overviewp. 234
Overview of Healthcare/Medicinep. 236
Types of Healthcare Facilitiesp. 238
Planning and Interior Design Elementsp. 241
Design Applicationsp. 247
Summaryp. 282
Referencesp. 282
Web Sitesp. 283
Senior Living Facilitiesp. 285
Historical Overviewp. 286
Overview of Senior Living Facilitiesp. 288
Types of Senior Living Facilitiesp. 290
Planning and Interior Design Elementsp. 296
Design Applicationsp. 304
Summaryp. 316
Referencesp. 316
Web Sitesp. 317
Institutional Facilitiesp. 319
Overview of Institutional Designp. 320
Banksp. 321
Courthouses and Courtroomsp. 332
Librariesp. 345
Educational Facilitiesp. 357
Planning Public Toilet Facilitiesp. 366
Summaryp. 369
Referencesp. 369
Web Sitesp. 370
Cultural and Recreational Facilitiesp. 371
Overviewp. 372
Museumsp. 373
Theatersp. 383
Religious Facilitiesp. 392
Recreational Facilities-Golf Clubhousesp. 402
Summaryp. 411
Referencesp. 412
Web Sitesp. 413
General Referencesp. 415
Glossaryp. 419
Indexp. 433
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