Interior Architecture and Spatial Design BA Welcome Pack

Welcome to Interior Architecture and Spatial Design BA 2022.

The Interior Architecture and Spatial Design BA (Hons) (iasd) course sits within the Department of Art and Design and is taught primarily in the Creative Hub building.

The iasd course gives you the opportunity to be part of a challenging and rewarding experience, both in terms of your personal development and for your vocational aspirations. With its combination of visual communication, spatial design awareness and professional practice skills, together with your development as a questioning individual, your enthusiasm and endeavours will make our vision a success.

Our curriculum engages with real local, regional and global issues through which we seek innovative spatial, sustainable and technical solutions. iasd provides students with an appreciation for and an understanding of place making. We work with light, material and surface qualities to propose places that have distinctive atmospheres.

The structure of our iasd course enables students to develop challenging design solutions that benefit society as well as contributing to their broader understanding of interior architectural design as a professional pathway.

​Interior Architecture and Spatial Design team is made up of lecturing and technical support staff that work in the Creative Hub. We also, from time to time, draw on the expertise of staff working in other design subject disciplines within the Department of Art and Design.

The key members of staff within the Department responsible for iasd are:

Programme Leader

Angelique Wisse, Programme leader Interior Architecture and Spatial DesignAngelique Wisse

Senior Lecturer in Interior Design







Lecturing Staff
Associate Lecturers
Subject Leader and Head of Art and Design

Alex is the third year lead tutor in Graphic Design and provides specialist input on numerous iasd modules through lectures and tutorials.

Technical Demonstrators

Matthew Coombes
Jason Duggan
Paul Tallon


Welcome and Induction Sessions

To welcome you to your iasd programme, we would like to invite you to join members of your subject and programme team, and fellow students on our induction sessions, which will provide you with all the information you need to know:


​From week one you will be engaged in design work that will involve drawing and making. You will therefore need to come prepared with some drawing equipment and  materials of your own. We therefore recommend that you bring the following:

Essential drawing equipment
  • T Square 60mm
  • Adjustable Set Square or set of 45/45 and 30/60 Squares
  • Scale Ruler with 1:200/100/50/20/10/5 scales
  • Mechanical drawing pencil 0.5/0.3
  • Recommended: A2 drawing board with parallel motion
Essential drawing materials
  • Graphite sketching pencils
  • Colour pencils
  • Black marker pen
  • Layout paper (A2/ A3)
  • A sketchbook
  • Spray mount adhesive
Essential model making equipment
  • Ruler (stainless steel or aluminium) 60mm
  • Craft knife
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • A3 or A4 cutting mat
  • Masking tape, double-sided tape
  • Eraser
  • Simple compass
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel
  • A2 Portfolio display book
  • Pritt stick
Recommended Reading
  • Brooker, Graeme. Adaptations. Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design. Bloomsbury Visual Arts. 2016
  • Brooker, Graeme and Stone, Sally. Re readings2.  Interior architecture  and design principles of remodelling existing buildings. RIBA Enterprises. 2018.
  • Cramer, Johannes. Architecture in existing fabric: planning, design and building. Birkhäuser. 2007
  • Davies, Colin. Thinking about Architecture. An Introduction to architectural Theory. Laurence King. 2011.
  • Grimley, Chris and Love, Mimi. The Interior Design Reference and Specification Book. Rockport Publishers Inc. 2018.
  • Plunkett, Drew. Drawing for Interior Design. Laurence King. 2009.
  • Travis, Stephanie. Sketching for architecture + interior design. Laurence King. 2015.
  • Schittich, Christian. Building in existing fabric. Birkhäuser. 2003
  • Delaney, Miriam and Gorman, Anne. Studio Craft & Technique for Architects. Second Edition. Laurence King. 2022

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