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ID 2380 :: Interiors II

Interiors II

The typical project for this studio is one semester long residential project at approximately 1500-2000 sq. ft. Students will learn about basic construction as it relates to the interior space, such as interior/exterior wall details, cabinetry construction, window and door details, and roof design and layout. Students also learn space planning, basic site planning, residential lighting, dimensioning, furniture layout, exterior design, Kitchen and bath design, sample selection and model building. Service learning is an option as part of the residential project. Community partners have been Habitat for Humanity and local builders.


Rosemary Peggram, Ed.D.

ID 2380 Residential Project

PROJECT: Residential New Home

The Client Profile:
You are working for the Lubbock, TX Habitat for Humanity designing new home plans. These plans are available to low-income families that have been accepted into the program to purchase these homes at reduced cost.

Building Restrictions:
To design a space that would work for the variety of the possible client base and for the "aging in place" issue, universal design needs to be incorporated. Habitat wants a small, economical design (1200-1300 sf) with considerations (clustering plumbing, duel-use areas, etc.) to keep building costs down. Also, since the bathroom and kitchen areas are often problematic, they want these spaces to be designed for safety and accessibility. The building codes for this development also state that every dwelling must be single story. Habitat typically builds homes that have siding, but for the purposes of the class the home will be primarily brick veneer.

Client Preferences/Requirements (The Design Program):
To have your plan considered for Habitat use, you must follow these guidelines

Presentation Requirements:

  1. Conceptual, Schematic, Preliminary plans and sketches
  2. Dimensioned plan with door/window/finish schedules
  3. Lighting and Electrical plan
  4. Site and roof plan with landscaping
  5. Exterior Elevations and Typical wall section
  6. Concept Model
  7. Kitchen Elevations, Isometric, Cabinet and House Sections
  8. Furniture plan with schedule
  9. Sample Board