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IAED 210 Computer Applications 2 2 4
Computer-aided design applications; comparative and operative analyses of design related software packages; advanced techniques in generating computer aided design presentations, simulations and virtual design applications.

 

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IAED 222 Human Factors 3 0 4
Investigation of human factors and dimensions as a determinant in the design of interior environments.

 

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IAED 299 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Practice I 0 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the interior architecture and environmental design discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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IAED 301 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design I 2 6 8
Public interiors, hospitality design, spatial design for humane working and living environments, inclusive design, interior detailing and documentation, and building systems and components. Prerequisite: ARCH 202.

 

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IAED 302 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design II 2 6 8
Public interiors and healthcare design; healthcare issues, service, accommodation and care facilities, cultural relationships, handicapped requirements, building safety and spatial comfort. Prerequisite: IAED 301.

 

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IAED 311 Furniture Design 2 2 4
The relation between furniture, human and the physical environment regarding function, materials and production methods, ergonomics and anthropometrics and custom casework detailing; structure, techniques and expression as well as safety, durability and testing standards.

 

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IAED 312 Design of Interior and Exterior Spaces 2 2 4
Materials and elements in interior and environmental design: The use of natural and artificial elements in interior and environmental design; ergonomy; the plastic effect of various materials and elements in interior spaces; the rapport between these elements and the architectural design; investigation of the ways in which materials and elements can enhance design process; design of interior and exterior spaces: examination of various factors that effect modular design in interior and exterior spaces; aspects of production, implementation and maintenance; analysis of good and bad examples of modular design; a small design project on a specified subject.

 

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IAED 320 History of Furniture 3 0 5
A historical evolution of furniture within a chronological spectrum; preparation of portfolios; seminar presentations.

 

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IAED 330 Futuristic Environments 3 0 5
Various means to conceptualize, plan, and design visionary and futuristic environments through a global perspective; exploration of futuristic technology, fantasy, illusionistic, and utopian environments; study of innovative, alternative, and divergent conceptual problem-solving.

 

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IAED 343 Morphology and Typology of Urban Spaces 3 0 5
The physical principles, functions, relationships, and physical elements of urban spaces (buildings, landform levels, and plants); various techniques/methods to make a typological and morphological study of urban spaces to prepare a morphic language and an elementary lexicon.

 

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IAED 360 Color Theory and Applications 3 0 5
Color theories and systems; color vision and perception; color interactions; symbolic color and preferences; spatial perception and color illusion; their use in architectural applications.

 

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IAED 362 Landscape Architecture 2 3 5
Study of the history and the latest theories of landscape; introduction to the materials, techniques and plantation associated with landscape design; introduction of real landscape design problems with case studies that are limited in scope and complexity; introduction to the representation of landscapes; application of the fundamentals of landscape design to small-scale site-planning projects through the use of traditional and digital design and visualization tools.

 

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IAED 399 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Practice II 0 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the interior architecture and environmental design discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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IAED 401 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design III 2 6 8
Design and presentation of refined interior architecture projects for complex and large spaces in relation to more confined subspaces and objects; interior and exterior organizations and design components; integration of building systems, and social, cultural, regulatory and environmental issues in design. Prerequisite: IAED 302.

 

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IAED 402 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design IV 2 6 8
Design and presentation of refined interior architecture projects for complex and large spaces in relation to more confined subspaces and objects; interior and exterior organizations and design components; integration of building systems, and social, cultural, regulatory and environmental issues in design; study of sustainable design. Prerequisite: IAED 401.

 

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IAED 420 Urban Environments and Furniture 3 0 5
Urban furniture, product identity, urban furniture reinforcement systems, aesthetic, functional and economic aspects of urban environment design.

 

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IAED 440 Interior Analysis Systems 3 0 5
Analysis of interior systems and the assessment of interior elements; basic facets of interior design and its relation to environment; qualitative and quantitative spatial analysis; perceptions and deceptions for space qualities through design systems.

 

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IAED 445 Cities Monuments and Landscapes 3 0 5
Definition and evaluation of the city, its development and components including activities, functions, movement channels and corresponding physical forms; Analysis of sites and monuments in particular sites and their hinterlands in a chronologic approach; examination of the development of social and economic systems in which monuments take place; study of landscape in relation to built environment and introduction to the materials, techniques and plantation associated with landscape design.

 

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IAED 450 Landscape Ecology 3 0 5
Combination of ecosystems, its structure, function and changes; the distribution patterns of landscape elements of ecosystems, and the ecological changes in the landscape over time.

 

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IAED 455 Space Culture Identity 3 0 5
Study of users' cultural and spatial values in urban design and planning; the interrelation between users' cultural identity and location; the theoretical background of space, culture and identity; study of cultural meanings/uses attributed to space through a research project; policy implication from these projects.

 

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IAED 460 Environmental Management 3 0 5
Introduction to the issues in environmental administration and economics; economic and organizational dimensions of environmental decisions; evaluation of economic approaches; relations between environmental organizations and various interest groups; the role of the design professional in environmental decision-making process; basic concepts of building economics.

 

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IAED 470 Costing and Management for Interior Architecture 3 0 5
Financial concepts in a design process; management and profitability of a professional design firm, budgeting of the projects, techniques and issues necessary to fulfill and to maintain a firm’s financial existence.

 

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IAED 481 Special Topics in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design I 3 0 5
Study of special topics of current interest in interior architecture and environmental design.Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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IAED 482 Special Topics in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design II 3 0 5
Study of special topics of current interest in interior architecture and environmental design.Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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IAED 490 Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Research Project 1 0 5
Guided research in one of the current reserch areas in interior architecture and environmental design. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.