Newly revised and reorganized, Housing and Interior Design introduces students to foundational principles and skills characteristic to housing and interiors professions. Geared toward high school students and courses, the text addresses both interior and exterior design and introduces students to the phases of the design process. Concepts include the historical, cultural, governmental, and technological factors that influence housing, along with a discussion of various architectural styles, reading floor plans and architectural documents, and space planning. Students learn about the processes, materials and finishes, construction basics, interior systems, and much more. Green and sustainable design, as well as universal design, are addressed throughout the text.
The contents emphasize the knowledge and skills students need for housing and interiors careers through the Architecture & Construction and the Arts, A/V Technology & Communications career clusters and pathways.
The practical aspects of choosing housing, such as security, health, and safety, as well as costs and maintenance engages students with their real-world application.
Students are encouraged to develop their housing and interior design skills through community service projects and FCCLA activities and competitive events.
1. The Human Need for Housing 2. Factors Influencing Housing 3. Decision Making and Housing Options 4. Sustainability and Housing
Unit 2: The Built Environment and Space Planning
5. Exterior Design Styles 6. Reading Architectural Plans 7. Space Planning and Functionality 8. Planning for Individual Spaces 9. Understanding Construction Basics 10. Interior Systems 11. Lighting Considerations 12. Selecting Appliances and Electronics 13. The Outdoor Living Environment
Unit 3: Fundamentals of Interior Design
14. Elements of Design 15. Color in Design 16. Principles of Design
Unit 4: The Process of Interior Design
17. The Process of Design 18. Design Communication
Unit 5: Interior Surfaces, Materials, and Furnishings
19. Textiles for Environments 20. Understanding Surface Materials 21. Furniture Styles and Window Treatments 22. Selection of Furnishings, Accessories, and Art
Unit 6: Housing Choices
23. Acquiring Housing 24. Home Safety and Security 25. Maintaining a Home
Unit 7: Careers in Housing and Interiors
26. Career Planning 27. Preparing for Career Success 28. Entrepreneurship for Housing and Interiors
Evelyn L. Lewis, Ed.D. - Professor Emerita, taught 37 years in primary, secondary, and higher education. She developed curricula for the Arizona Department of Education and prepared training programs for Coconino County career education. Lewis also served Flagstaff's Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer.
Carolyn Turner Smith, Ph.D. - is Professor Emerita, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro. Currently, she serves as Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, where she teaches a global issues course in international housing. Dr. Smith has taught housing and resource management at the college level, particularly for preparing students to teach courses in high school housing and interior design. Also, she has conducted research on housing for populations with special needs, residential energy efficiency, and renewable energy applications. Smith served on the board of directors as a national offi cer for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). She is past president of the North Carolina Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the national Housing Education and Research Association. Dr. Smith has served on the States Energy Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Energy and on the Executive Advisory Board for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. She serves on housing boards at the local, state, and national levels.