Becoming an Interior Designer: A Guide to Careers in Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 13, 2011 - Architecture - 336 pages
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If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XII 1 An Introduction to the Interior Design Profession 1 What Do Interior Designers Do? 2 What Do Interior Designers D...
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History
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Sustainable Design 21 What Do You Feel Is the Impact of Sustainable Design on the Profession? 27 Professional Associations 32 Interior Design Reg...
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3Where the Jobs Are
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Independent Design Firms
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Furniture Retailers
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Facility Planning and Design
124
JobSeeking Tools
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Design Specialties 149 Residential Design 150 Aging in Place 153 Commercial
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Corporate and Professional Offices 166 Hospitality 174 Entertainment and Recreation
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Retail Facilities 183 Healthcare
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Senior Living 192 Institutional 195 Restoration and Adaptive Use 201 Related Career Options 202 6 Interior Design as a Business
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The Future
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INTERIOR DESIGN RESOURCES
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The Design Process 223 INTERIOR DESIGN REFERENCES
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Schematic Design 232
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to Obtain Your Education in Interior Design? 63 FourYear Educational Preparation 72 What Do You Enjoy Most About Working
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Christine M. Piotrowski, FASID, IIDA, of Phoenix, Arizona, provides consulting services on business practices to interior designers. A former professor of interior design at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Christine has more than twenty-five years of interior design experience. She is the author of several books on interior design, including Designing Commercial Interiors, Second Edition and the bestselling Professional Practice for Interior Designers, Fourth Edition, both from Wiley.

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