Timetable information in the Course Catalogue may be subject to change.

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Undergraduate Course: Interior Design 2B - Change of Use (ARCH08052)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course focuses on sustainable re-use and the adaptation of existing buildings for new purposes and functions. It engages with the challenges of designing an interior intervention into an existing building over multiple floors or of noted architectural/contextual complexity.
Course description Using an existing multi-storey space, students will be asked to research, analyse, and redesign the interior spaces for a new function(s). They will be expected to respond to a brief to address a potential client's needs and engage with inclusive design and sustainable re-use principles.

During the course the students will develop a Research Sketchbook Blog. Students will carry out site and client research, including a site survey and prepare scheme design proposals using an iterative drawing process. They will present final proposals using an architectural CAD format as part of their full portfolio submission. This course has bi-weekly lectures/field trips with practical studio-based workshops running through weeks 1-11.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  25
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 6, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 22, Fieldwork Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 350 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) This course has 2 assessment components:

1. Digital Portfolio, (approx. 25-30 pages), 80%, due in examination period.
2. Sketchbook Research Blog, 11 weekly entries, 20%, due in examination period.

Digital portfolio communicating; a summary of project research and individual response to the brief, design development (drawings and models with short descriptive texts) and a complete final scheme design scale drawing set (using CAD software) with interior visuals.

Sketchbook Research Blog containing; reflective narrative and images/visuals of field trip studies and project research, project development and design resolution.

Both assessment components are assessed against all learning outcomes, equally weighted.
Feedback Formative feedback:

Group tutorials will include verbal and/or written and drawn (marked-up drawings) feedback with feedforward from peers and/or staff on a weekly basis.

A formative task will take place between weeks 5-7 and students will be expected to present ¿work in progress¿, including project Portfolio drawings and a Sketchbook Research Blog link for review. Students will be given verbal feedback on this task and the opportunity to develop their work before Summative submission at the end of the semester.

Summative Feedback:

At the end of the course each student will submit a final Portfolio of work and a Sketchbook Research Blog and will receive written feedback and grades as per University regulations.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research and investigate an existing building, client and brief using an appropriate range of practical, material and theoretical design research methods.
  2. Develop design proposals for a new set of functions within an existing building and evaluate these in relation to the brief, client¿s requirements, inclusive design principles, material selection and the context of the existing building.
  3. Present knowledge, skills and understanding of the design process and solution in a graphically coherent way.
Reading List
Fleck, J., Are you an Inclusive Designer?, RIBA Publishing, 2019.

Higgens, I., Spatial Strategies for Interior Design, Laurence King, 1st Edition 2015.

Louw, M and Papanicolaou, S., Buildings Reimagined: A Dialogue Between Old and New, The Images Publishing Group; 1st edition (8 July 2019).

Spankie, R., Basics Interior Architecture 03: Drawing Out the Interior, AVA Publishing, 2009.

Stone, S and Brooker, G., Re-readings 2: Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings, RIBA Publishing, 2018.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and enquiry:
- analytical skills - the ability to research an existing building through a variety of methodologies and methods to inform future design decisions.
Personal and intellectual autonomy:
- critically evaluate ideas - the ability to form an open-minded and reasoned perspective in order to develop a creative design intervention to suit an existing space and to address a client's needs.
Personal Effectiveness:
- manage research and design time effectively to achieve a final design proposal within the timelines set addressing the challenges of the project brief.

- effectively communicate the design process undertaken and the rationale for the resolved design project through visual methods used within the discipline in professional contexts.
Keywordssurvey drawing,inclusive design,sustainable re-use
Course organiserMr Andrew Siddall
Course secretaryMr Brendan Sweeney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6329
Help & Information
Search DPTs and Courses
Degree Programmes
Browse DPTs
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Important Information