Shaping Interior Space, 2nd Edition, emphasizes the impact that designers make through their spatial compositions and design manipulations. Intended for intermediate and advanced students focusing on commercial design, the text covers strategies for creating interior environments that work as a total system to enhance the experience of users. It places the emphasis on design virtues other than function and beauty to more fully address the designers role in providing appropriate amounts of order, enrichment, and expression.
Diagrams and descriptions highlighting variations within building types, and showing the importance of understanding specific personalities of clients and projects
Ways to use clients mission statements for developing goals and strategies during the programming phase of a project
Instruction on using design and concept statements to articulate character concepts
Treatments for expressing self-image, corporate identity, and branding
Mastering Interior Design
People in Buildings
Interior Place and Its Components
The Basics of Space
Establishing the Design
Developing the Design
Completing the Design
Modifiers of Interior Space
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Roberto J. Rengel
, MArch, MIArch, IDEC, IIDA, is a Professor of Interior Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he teaches courses on professional practice, commercial design, and placemaking. He holds a MArch degree from Tulane University and a MIArch degree from the University of Oregon. Rengel's research focuses on issues of spatial order, experiential richness, and design process related to interior environments. Prior to his academic career, he practiced commercial interior design for fifteen years with Gensler and Associated Space Design.