Professional Design Guide Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Interior Graphic Standards

by Mary Rose McGowan
and Kelsey Kruse


  • Space Planning
  • Material Selection
  • Acoustics and Lighting
  • Air Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Even the Selection of Fixtures and Furniture!

Interior Graphics Standards contains an incredible depth of information on more than 170 topics and comes complete with more than 3,000 new illustrations and 100 color plates. Here you'll find all the selection, specification and detailing information you need for working inside the structural shell, from interior partitions and floor systems, to color and lighting, to wall covering and carpeting.

In addition, you’ll find expert advice on planning and finishing dozens of the most common interior building types, from large commercial offices to childcare centers and hotels. All of this was guided by an advisory board of leading interiors professionals nationwide from firms such as Gensler, The Hillier Group, Perkins & Will, Richard Meier Partners, SOM and more!

Easily the most complete and authoritative reference of its kind on the market today, this guide will see you through every stage of your interior project from the initial planning through the final evaluation.

Also available: Interior Graphic Standards CD-ROM


General Planning and Design Data

  1. Human Factors
  2. Design Principles
  3. Color Theory
  4. Principles of Perception
  5. Acoustics
  6. Interior Lighting Design
  7. Programming
  8. Contract Administration
  9. Security
  10. Interior Landscape Design
  11. Environmental Quality
  12. Stair Design
  13. Life Safety Considerations
  14. Building Systems

Interior Building Components

  1. Concrete
  2. Masonry
  3. Metals
  4. Expansion Control
  5. Wood
  6. Plastics
  7. Finish Carpentry
  8. Custom Casework
  9. Countertops
  10. Architectural Woodwork
  11. Custom Architectural Woodwork
  12. Thermal and Moisture Protection
  13. Fire and Smoke Protection
  14. Doors
  15. Windows
  16. Plaster and Gypsum Board
  17. Tile
  18. Terrazzo
  19. Ceilings
  20. Flooring
  21. Wall Finishes
  22. Paints and Coatings
  23. Visual Display Boards
  24. Compartments and Cubicles
  25. Wall and Corner Guards
  26. Access Floors
  27. Interior Signage
  28. Lockers
  29. Prefabricated Partitions
  30. Toilet and Bath Accessories
  31. Equipment
  32. Fabrics
  33. Task Lighting
  34. Window Treatments
  35. Furniture
  36. Interior Plantings
  37. Special Construction
  38. Fire Suppression Systems
  39. Conveying Systems
  40. Mechanical Systems
  41. Electrical Systems

Interior Typologies

  1. Commerce
  2. Exhibition
  3. Entertainment
  4. Presentation Technology
  5. Health Care
  6. Hospitality
  7. Athletic Facilities
  8. Education


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Interior Graphic Standards
by Mary Rose McGowan and Kelsey Kruse
2003 • 710 pages • $198.00 + shipping

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