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Residential Interiors for Lifetime Living


As a designer, you make a difference in your clients' lives by creating attractive and functional living spaces. But your design goal should go one step further-to create a living space that allows your clients to live independently and safely through all phases of their lives. This course introduces you to the design principles, guidelines and practices for lifetime residential living spaces. It takes you beyond good design practices to understand life issues-the implications of normal aging, chronic illness and disabilities. You will learn about products, materials, and communication strategies, and complete design projects for specific client cases. At course end, you will understand the importance of incorporating lifetime living design strategies into your everyday design process-and have the knowledge to do it. Course emphasis is on kitchen and bath design. Drawing is not required for this class; written and illustrated projects are acceptable to demonstrate an understanding of the assignment.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: HT Elective, BID: Required
Spring, Summer


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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