What is an Interior Designer?


An Interior Designer is an individual who has been trained to identify, research and creatively solve problems pertaining to the development of an interior environment, and who possesses the knowledge and skills to implement these solutions. Interior Designers apply their expertise of Design and the built environment to solving problems at the interior scale and at the level of direct human experience. 

These skills include, but are not limited to:

  • programming
  • needs analysis
  • site inspection and analysis
  • budgeting
  • preparation of schematic drawings
  • space planning
  • application of building codes and regulations
  • interior architectural detailing
  • equipment planning and coordination
  • materials research and specification
  • furniture/furnishings specification and coordination
  • preparation of design intent drawings
  • engineering coordination, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing
  • preparation of construction documents, including drawings and specifications
  • permitting (when applicable)
  • construction administration; including site inspection, drawing review and coordination with the construction trades
  • post occupancy evaluation¬†

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