Interior Detailing: Final Project Assignment

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for her use in post-secondary education.  Use by others is not permitted unless by written consent.


  • Express design intent in plan, elevation and section.
  • Effectively use dimensions, symbols, hatch and notation to communicate technical information.
  • Research materials and their detailing in a way that is appropriate to a specific place in the US.
  • Coordinate project and responsibility between partners 


Develop the plan, RCP, elevations and numerous details for a reception area and a conference room in a specific place in the United States.  You will be completing a package of construction documents including schedules.

Required Drawings

  • Plans @ ¼” = 1’-0
    • Finish Plan
    • RCP
  • Elevations @ ½” = 1’-0
    • North Conference Wall (projection screen)
    • East Conference Wall (windows)
    • South Conference Wall (coffee bar)
    • West Conference Wall (door)
    • East Feature Wall (behind reception desk)
    • North ADA Restroom (either one, they are identical)
    • East ADA Restroom
    • South ADA Restroom
    • West ADA Restroom
  • Casework Elevations @ ½” = 1’-0
    • Kitchenette Elevation (either west or north wall, must show cabinet facing)
    • East Reception Desk (public face)
    • West Reception Desk (receptionist side)
  • Details @ 1” = 1’-0 (these are sections through the construction unless otherwise noted)
    • North Conference Room Wall
    • East Conference Room Wall Through Window
    • South Conference Room Wall
    • West Conference Room Wall
    • East Feature Wall
    • Toilet Room Vanity
    • Kitchen Casework
    • Reception Desk
  • Furniture Axonometrics @ ½” = 1’0
    • Axonometric of Custom Conference Table
    • Exploded Axonometric of Custom Conference Table

Required Legends and Schedules

  • Finish Legend
  • Finish Schedule
  • Door Schedule
  • Kitchen Cabinetry Schedule


Grading Criteria

  • Appropriateness of materials, aesthetic and connections in relationship to the location of the conference center
  • constructability
  • Effectiveness of communication within the drawing
  • Technical Correctness
    • Appropriate line weights
    • Proper use of symbols
    • Proper use of notes and dimensions
    • Appropriate page layout
  • Care of Craft
  • Follow the attached checklists and what you learned in lecture.  These will provide the information necessary to have successful construction documents.

Construction Document Sets will be available for pick up at my desk in room 302 the first 2 weeks of fall quarter 2009.  I am not responsible for documents left after this period.



Construction Document Checklists (adapted from Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors, by W. Otie Kilmer and Rosemary Kilmer)

Floor Plans


  • Title the drawing, note scale and indicate north
  • Number and symbol code all doors
  • Number and name all rooms/spaces
  • Show stairways and arrows indicating up/down.  Call out the # of risers and treads
  • Draw dash lines for wheelchair access circles to show compliance with ADA standards (where applicable – usually restrooms, reception desks, space to sit at a conference table)
  • Draw handrails and other half-height walls and call out with a note
  • Draw in fixed cabinets, shelves, plumbing fixtures and other built-in items


  • Note any floor level changes, slopes or ramps
  • Cross-reference the floor plan with section, elevation and detial symbols
  • Label major components (ex. Fireplaces, built ins, etc)
  • Call out miscellaneous built in items (ex drinking fountains, medicine cabinets, etc


  • Dimension all wall locations, use a general note to indicate whether dimensions are to face of a wall or centerline
  • Dimension walls and other items to structural components such as columns or existing walls
  • Give the angle in degrees of walls that are not placed 90 degrees to one another
  • Give radius or diameter of all circular elements


General – also reference handout received in class

  • Develop a lighting symbol legend and locate it on the same page (or referenced to) the RCP.
  • Call out all clg ht changes
  • Cross reference to other drawings


  • Note special features and materials


  • Dimension the locations of changes in clg heights and light fixtures that are not readily apparent



  • Title and note scale of dwg
  • Cross reference drawing to floor plans and other drawings
  • When drawing doors and windows, draw their frames and all other millwork.  Show (with dashed lines) the direction of door and cabinetry swings


  • Use material hatching when appropriate, remember this is a construction document, not a presentation document
  • Call out (with generic names or finish key symbols) wall and cabinet materials, moldings and finishes, etc


  • Dimensions heights of important items such as cabinetry, soffits and fixtures
  • Dimension moldings and trim (unless dimension is called out in notes
  • Dimension walls and other items to important building elements, such as existing walls or columns

Details (see list of rules provided the first day of class)

Finish Legends

  • Include all appropriate finishes
  • Create symbols for each finish type and label accordingly
  • Group like finishes together

Finish Schedule

  • Identify all rooms and surfaces and place finish symbols within in a clear manner
  • Cross reference the schedule to all the plans it may be used for
  • Include the abbreviation key and legend near the schedule




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