328 Professional Practice II

Lecture Credits: 2, Prerequisites: 228, 160 or 640

This advanced professional practice course focuses on the business, legal, financial, and managerial considerations of interior design practice. A case study is used to explain the formation of a design business, and its structure and operations: designer/client and designer/ vendor relationships; contract formats for residential and commercial projects; various forms of compensation; project management including programming, budgeting, scheduling, bidding, contract administration, and post-occupancy evaluations; government and statutory rules and regulations; and insurance and dispute resolution. Students are also introduced to the issue of legal recognition of the profession and licensing.