interior Design

What Is Interior Design?

Interior design is a multifaceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied to the structure to achieve a built interior environment. These solutions are practical, can improve the quality of life and culture of the occupants and are aesthetically appealing. The design was created in response and coordinated with the structure of the building, recognizing the physical location and social background of the project.

The design must comply with the rules and regulations and promote the principles of environmental sustainability. The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated approach, which includes research, analysis and integration of knowledge in the creative process, in order to satisfy the needs and resources of the client to produce an interior space that meets the objectives of the project.

Interior design includes a series of services provided by professional design practitioners to obtain qualifications through education, experience and examinations to protect and improve the life, health, safety and well-being of the public. These services may include any or all of the following tasks:

  • Investigate and analyze the objectives and requirements of the client, develop documents, drawings and diagrams that describe these requirements.
  • Based on knowledge of interior design principles and human behavior theory, formulate preliminary space plans and studies and sketches of 2D and 3D design concepts, combining client's program requirements.
  • Confirm that the preliminary space planning and design concepts are safe, practical, and beautiful, and meet all public health, safety and health requirements, including norms, accessibility, environmental and sustainability criteria.
  • Choose colors, materials and finishes to correctly convey design concepts and meet social psychology, function, maintenance, life cycle performance, and environmental and safety requirements.
  • Selection and specifications of wood furniture, fixtures, equipment and products, including floor plans and detailed product descriptions, and providing contract documents to facilitate furniture pricing, procurement and installation.
  • Provision of project management services, including preparation of project budgets and schedules.
  • Preparation of construction documents, consisting of plans, elevations, details and specifications, to illustrate non-structural and/or non-seismic partition layouts; power and communications locations; reflected ceiling plans and lighting designs; materials and finishes; and furniture layouts
  • Preparation of construction documents to adhere to regional building and fire codes, municipal codes, and any other jurisdictional statutes, regulations and guidelines applicable to the interior space
  • Coordination and collaboration with other allied design professionals who may be retained to provide consulting services, including but not limited to architects; structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, and various specialty consultants
  • Confirm that construction documents for non-structural and / or non-seismic buildings are signed and sealed by the responsible interior designer, and are applicable to court requirements for presentation to law enforcement officials.