This book helps readers master space planning - for better designs and a more vibrant practice. Impress clients and expand your expertise with this one-of-a-kind instructional manual and professional toolkit. "Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors" can help you perform brilliantly on virtually any interior space-planning project. The only professional-level resource available in this field, this reference supplies all the guidance and tools you need to deliver expert results with ease.An essential underpinning for every subsequent decision in interior design, effective space planning sets the stage for successful interiors - interiors that work functionally and please aesthetically. Within these pages, you'll discover how to: allocate space effectively in venues from home offices to airport lounges, retail stores, and hospitals; apply tools such as square-foot analyses and bubble and block diagrams, as well as 350 illustrations, including prototype plans and clear details, for optimum design results; gather and employ information on human factors; handle building-code issues; approach technical issues regarding building systems, including building necessities such as utilities, communications, and technical and mechanical fixtures; organize a project easily through use of dozens of handy checklists and guidelines; score high on space-planning portions of the NCIDQ and NCARB exams; and, score high on space-planning portions of the NCIDQ or NCARB exams.