LIVE ONLINE COURSE
Befriend the environment with sustainable principles. Learn how to minimize waste, integrate biophilic design, and create versatile spaces.
Perkins&Will’s Associate Principal, Tina Giorgadze, and NBBJ’s Lead Designer, Nick McDaniel are teaming up to teach modern strategies to navigate projects and your career path.
Certain materials can impact your credibility and the environment. Learn how to select renewable materials, manage energy consumption, and meet regulatory requirements.
Clients want sustainable designs. Practice strategizing solutions that align with their values and environmental concerns – position yourself as the “go-to green architect”.
Embody the principles behind consciously crafted interiors. Practice balancing thermal comfort, resources, and water consumption to advocate for ethics.
Understand where low-impact furnishing starts. Explore the manufacturing process, better lighting alternatives, and eco-friendly products.
Need to learn more about interior design? Turn guesses into guarantees as you optimize resources that harmonize with nature and guide clients through legal & environmental concerns.
Tapping into alternative water sources and minimizing water waste can make a difference. Especially since we waste 1.7 trillion gallons of water yearly.
Learn how to make informed decisions with eco-friendly visions. Manage projects that enhance indoor air quality, repurpose materials, and conserve energy.
Enjoy 1:1 sessions with your instructors, active group chats with peers, and customized feedback.
Plus, students who excel may get recommendation letters, job references, and LinkedIn skill endorsements!
Explore opportunities to repurpose, recycle, and reshape the way you transform indoor environments. Consider guidelines for material sourcing and meet design standards.
Put your eco-knowledge to the test. Create a biophilic design proposal, upcycle furniture, define water management plans, and retrofit existing designs.
Practice planet-friendly performance by being the brains behind design strategies. Transform spaces for better utilization and optimization.
Strategy, Standards & Regulations
Let's kick off by exploring the essence of sustainable interior design, delving into its principles, processes, and rating systems. Get ready to discover innovative design strategies that harmonize with environmental, social, and economic values.
Toolkit: Sustainable Interior Design Strategy Template
Portfolio Project A - Assignment #1: Sustainable Interior Design Strategy
In our second class, you will learn to navigate regulations and infuse sustainable design seamlessly into interior projects so that by the end, you can craft spaces that meet the highest sustainability standards with ease.
Portfolio Project A - Assignment #2: Retrofitting Projects for Sustainability
Nature, Space Utilization & Materials
Cultivate the expertise to seamlessly infuse interior spaces with nature-inspired design, promoting well-being and aesthetic harmony for a more holistic and eco-conscious living experience.
Toolkit: Biophilic Design Proposal
Portfolio Project B - Assignment #3: Biophilic Design Proposal
Class four is all about crafting adaptable interior spaces. Discover how to optimize functionality while staying aligned with evolving occupant needs and environmental sustainability.
Portfolio Project B - Assignment #4: Transforming Spaces for Utilization and Optimization
Let's explore the world of eco-conscious material choices. Learn how to prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility to create healthier, more environmentally friendly interior environments.
Portfolio Project B - Assignment #5: Sustainable Materials
Learn how to implement resource-efficient strategies, minimize waste, and contribute to a circular economy. Join us in promoting both mindfulness and creativity in the industry!
Portfolio Project B - Assignment #6: Upcycled Furniture
In class seven, you’ll acquire skills to design water-efficient interiors and promote responsible water management, contributing to resilient built spaces with nature in mind.
Portfolio Project C - Assignment #7: Water Management Analysis
Class eight is all about infusing energy-efficient strategies into interior design. Learn to create eco-friendly spaces that prioritize your client’s well-being.
Portfolio Project C - Assignment #8: Energy Efficiency & Thermal Comfort Analysis
In class nine, you’ll learn about creating interior spaces that prioritize air quality, lighting, acoustics, and overall well-being. We're focusing on comfort and health for occupants first and foremost.
Portfolio Project C - Assignment #9: Indoor Environment & Air Quality Analysis
Acquire the skills to excel in client relations, drive successful collaborations, and effectively oversee projects with a sustainability mindset.
Toolkit: Project Management Plan for Interior Designers Template
Ethics, Social Responsibility & Advocacy
Gain insights into seamlessly weaving ethical principles, social consciousness, and certifications into your design process. It's all about fostering responsible and socially aware solutions.
Embrace industry shifts with confidence and effectively demonstrate your expertise to make impactful contributions.
Assignment #10: Sustainable Interior Design Portfolio
Get ready to present and discuss your course projects, showcasing your newfound expertise and knowledge.
Join us for an engaging course conclusion where we'll highlight your journey and project achievements. We'll also dive into a comprehensive review of key course topics.
"The group activities, they allow us to interact and exchange ideas, plus the way it is structured is challenging and mind twisting as we collaborate in different parts of the ideation."
"Overall I'm impressed with the level of detail and explanation around particular topics and subjects. There's a real depth to each module which for learning allows the information to stay in your brain."
"I really enjoy the format of the course. Lectures with real life examples and an ongoing case study. Also built in 20 minutes at the end of each class for questions is helpful."
"I enjoyed the structure of the class. I like how we learned about a topic and practiced it in the workshops. It’s helped me to apply what I learned!"