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Interior Graphic Standards [Paperback]

Maryrose McGowan , Kelsey Kruse
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"Interior Graphic Standards will provide guidance and invaluable insight at every stage of your interior project." (ASID News Flash, Spring 2003) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Interior Graphic Standards will find a place next to Architectural Graphic Standards as a touchstone of sharing and disseminating knowledge —Thomas E. Penney, FAIA, AIA President, 2003

The collection of information arms the designer with an assurance of professionalism, and?a solid starting point for invention and creativity. —Neil Frankel, FAIA, FIIDA AIA Advisory Group Chair, 2002

Interior Graphic Standards is an outstanding resource?an excellent comprehensive collection for the why and how for Interior Architecture. —Eugene C. Hopkins, FAIA, AIA Vice President, 2003

Interior Graphic Standards...is an integral part of all of our libraries, influence our thinking and enhance our standards of professionalism —Gordon Chong, FAIA, AIA President, 2002 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover

The new student edition of the definitive reference on architectural interiors

Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a pared-down treatment of the authoritative Interior Graphic Standards, professional edition. Designed to give students only the critical information they require, this is an essential reference for anyone studying architectural interiors.

Formatted to meet the serious student’s needs, this Student Edition is packed with more than 1,000 informative illustrations and includes the latest coverage of green design and accessibility. Students find real help understanding all the critical material they need for the core classes required by all curriculums, including:

  • Construction methods and materials
  • Mechanical and electrical systems
  • Professional practice
  • Lighting
  • Construction specification writing
  • Acoustics
  • Construction detailing and documentation
  • Color theory
  • Furniture selection and specification writing
  • Human factors
  • Design studio techniques

Like Interior Graphic Standards, this Student Edition provides essential specification and detailing information for working inside the structural shell, from interior partitions and floor systems, to color and lighting, to wall coverings and carpeting. In addition, expert advice guides readers on designing dozens of the most common interior building types, from large commercial offices to child care centers and hotels.

About the Author

MARYROSE McGOWAN, AIA, teaches in the Department of Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and was previously a consultant to the American Institute of Architects MASTERSPEC Interiors Construction Library for more than 12 years. She is the author of Specifying Interiors: A Guide to Construction and FF&E for Commercial Interiors Projects (Wiley), as well as numerous articles published in Architectural Record, The Construction Specifier, and other industry periodicals.

KELSEY KRUSE, AIA, an associate at George Vaeth Associates, Inc., in Columbia, Maryland, is one of the first generation of architects to raise CAD drawing to a level of fine craftsmanship.

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