Space Planning Basics by Mark Karlen

Space Planning Basics

Mark Karlen
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  • ISBN
    9780470231784 / 0470231785
  • Title Space Planning Basics
  • Author Mark Karlen
  • Category Architectural Structure & Design
  • Format
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 228
  • Publisher
    John Wiley & Sons
  • Imprint John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 274mm x 13mm x 206mm


* The definitive book on space planning, now revised with a Companion CD-ROM * Illustrated with new drawings, exercises, and revised throughout to offer the most up-to-date introduction to the space planning process.

Publisher Description

Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a client's programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. The book provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. Specific programming techniques covered include matrices, bubble diagrams, CAD templates, block plans, and more. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.

Author Biography

Mark Karlen, PhD, AIA, ASID, is the Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design program at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an ASID/STEP Workshop Leader preparing interior designers for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. In addition to many years spent in interior design education, he has extensive practice experience in architecture and interior design. The author's academic experience includes Head of the Interior Design Department at the University of Cincinnati, Chair at the Department of Interior Design at Pratt Institute, and Dean of the Art and Design Division at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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