Space Planning for Commercial Office Interiors provides a thorough and engaging look at the entire process of space planning, from meeting the client for the first time to delivering a beautifully-rendered and creative space plan that addresses all of that client's needs. The author takes readers through a step-by-step method that includes establishing client requirements, developing and translating ideas into design concepts, drafting layouts, and ultimately combining these layouts into well-organized, effective floor plans replete with offices, workstations, support rooms and reception areas. Covering issues such as circulation, spatial and square footage calculations, building codes, adaptation to exterior architecture, ceiling systems, barrier-free designs, and LEED requirements along the way, the text presents all of the key principles, processes, and tasks associated with laying out interior space to optimize the health, safety and wellness of its occupants. Thoughtfully organized, with useful exercises to help the reader master the entire process and lessons that can be applied to all types of designed interiors, this book is an indispensable learning tool for intermediate-level students in interior design, architecture, facilities management, and construction management as well as professional designers and office managers anticipating a corporate move.
Diagrams, plan views, standard layouts, and CAD drawings illustrating every stage of the space planning process
Illustrated tables depicting office furniture and equipment designed to fit a variety of office needs
Appendices with sample client profiles, building locations, programming questionnaires, and circulation plans
Introduction to Space Planning
Clients and their Organizations
Room Envelopes and Typical Private Office Layouts
Typical Workstation Layouts
Building Footprint and Project Information
Space Planning Presentation Plans
Instructors and Students:
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Mary Lou Bakker
, MBA, LEED AP, AIA, IIDA, is a licensed interior designer and architect and principal of ML Design, LLC, specializing in commercial interior design. She has taught classes in space planning and lighting at the Illinois Institute Art — Chicago and the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago. Bakker was one of the first recipients of Ultron's Doc award for best interiors.