Department of Interior Design


Principles of Sustainability

ID 4773 Principles of Sustainability explores the principles, theory, and application of sustainability to advance environmentally responsible interior environments through an introduction to natural systems, interior environmental quality, systems, ethics, and stewardship. Students examine how the dynamic relationships between the natural and constructed environment provide challenges and opportunities for designers as we move further into the 21st century. ID 4773 encourages students to develop a responsive design ethic and flexible methodology that can be applied and tested in course assignments, current and future studio investigations, and creative activities of all kinds. The course is designed to integrate disciplines from within the College of Art & Design by addressing interdependent contemporary issues and models an integrated(ive) design process for emerging professionals.