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Designing Commercial Interiors

Designing Commercial Interiors by Christine M. Piotrowski
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The definitive reference on designing commercial interiors-expandedand updated for today's facilities

Following the success of the ASID/Polsky Prize Honorable Mention in1999, authors Christine Piotrowski and Elizabeth Rogers haveextensively revised this guide to planning and designing commercialinteriors to help professionals and design students successfullyaddress today's trends and project requirements. This comprehensivereference covers the practical and aesthetic issues thatdistinguish commercial interiors. There is new information onsustainable design, security, and accessibility-three areas ofincreased emphasis in modern interiors.

An introductory chapter provides an overview of commercial interiordesign and the challenges and rewards of working in the field, andstresses the importance of understanding the basic purpose andfunctions of the client's business as a prerequisite to designinginteriors. This guide also gives the reader a head start with eightself-contained chapters that provide comprehensive coverage ofinterior design for specific types of commercial facilities,ranging from offices to food and beverage facilities, and fromretail stores to health care facilities. Each chapter is completewith a historical overview, types of facilities, planning andinterior design elements, design applications, a summary,references, and Web sites. New design applications covered includespas in hotels, bed and breakfast inns, coffee shops, gift storesand salons, courthouses and courtrooms, and golf clubhouses.

In keeping with the times, there are new chapters focusing onsenior living facilities and on restoration and adaptive use. Achapter on project management has been revised and includeseverything from proposals and contracts to scheduling anddocumentation. Throughout the book, design application discussions,illustrations, and photographs help both professionals and studentssolve problems and envision and implement distinctive designs forcommercial interiors.

With information on licensing, codes, and regulations, along withmore than 150 photographs and illustrations, this combined resourceand instant reference is a must-have for commercial interior designprofessionals, students, and those studying for the NCIDQ licensingexam.

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Wiley; January 2013
464 pages; ISBN 9780470397732
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Title: Designing Commercial Interiors
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski; Elizabeth A. Rogers
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