With guidance from a faculty instructor, students undertake a major research project focused on well-established or newly-emerging interior design concepts. Following thesis methodology, students research and then write a defense of their position to lay the foundation for an extensive, more complex commercial, institutional, or residential space. All phases of a professional project are explored: research, programming, analysis of existing conditions, design criteria, concept development, detailed schematic presentation drawings, models, materials, and selected details. The course culminates in a formal presentation and critique by a jury of professionals. Previously IN 0525.