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Residential Design 2


Anam Clark


Residential Design

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Course Description

Continue design development with Residential 2, students will build on their skills learnt from Residential Level 1. Students will be introduced to a large villa plan and work on two rooms of their choice. The key learning will focus on technical drawing such as elevations, reflected ceiling plans and floor finishes plans. Students must complete Residential Level 1 to continue on to this course. 


Topic 1

• Elevation Drawing

• Activity: Furniture Elevation 

• Window Treatments  

• Art and Accessories 

• Case Study: Kelly Hoppen and Kelly Wearsler

• Elevation Tags 

• Elevation Drawing Techniques 

Topic 2

• Landing and Staircase Design 

• Staircase specifications 

• Staircase construction 

• Interior design throughout history 

• Activity: Draw furniture plan at 1:50 and mood board 

Topic 3

• Material for furniture 

• Activity: Custom Furniture construction drawings

• Fabric Weaves 

• Floor finishes plan 

• Reflected ceiling design 

Topic 4

• Lighting review and comparisons

• Types of light fixtures 

• Ambient, focal and accent lighting 

• Reflected ceiling plans lighting only

• Electrical symbol legend

• Electrical looping

Topic 5

• Test & Feedback

• Project Presentations

• Budget Guidelines & Activity 1 


Residential 1 from The Designers’ Studio or equivalent (contact us to check). 


Scale ruler, tracing paper, graph paper, double sided tape, metal ruler, Stanley knife, scissors, glue, A4 white paper, A2 foam board

Internship & Work Opportunities

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student's aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice. 


  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- 1500AED

Term 3 Dates

The Term 3 dates are listed below:

• March 17th- April 7th (every Wednesday)- In Studio 9AM-1PM

Our Main Teachers

Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.

Price : 2100 AED

Max Availability : 12

Difficulty : Intermediate

Location : The Designers' Studio