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a Hearty Economy and Healthy Ecology Can Co-exist
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Caroline Hill, M.S. Carl Matthews, M.S.
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Stephanie A. Clemons, Ph.D.
Kathleen Gibson, M.A.
Jan Jennings, M.S. Jason Meneely, M.S. Sheila Danko, M.I.D.
Journal of InterIor DesIgn
Volume 32 Number 3 2007
a Case for a Typology of Design: The Interior archetype Project
Jan Jennings, M.S., Cornell University
The “Interior Archetypes Research and Teaching Project”, initiated in 1997 at Cornell University, creates a typology of contemporary interior design practices that is derived from reiterative historical designs that span time and style and cross cultural boundaries. An argument for the significance of a typology of historic and contemporary interior design practices is based on ten years of experiments resulting from the project. Approximately one hundred archetypes have been developed by the principal investigator, graduate students, and associated educators. The article establishes the premises for this research model and defines the methodological, theoretical, and pedagogical implications of the study for both undergraduate and graduate learning experiences. The Interior Archetypes Project names contemporary design practices that have not been named, thereby providing designers with an interior-specific, history-specific, and contemporary designspecific vocabulary. The project also offers an innovative approach to further design criticism and design sustainability. The Interior