Now in its 12th Edition, this leading title on interior design has been updated with new content on design thinking and lighting, with revisions and restructuring throughout based upon feedback from years of reader feedback and classroom experience. Previously published by Pearson, rights to the book have reverted to the author after Pearson refocused their program. Earlier editions of the book have sold more than 200,000 copies over the past 40 years. The current author team represents two generations of architecture thinking and is well-positioned to take this book into the future. Offering a practical focus, Beginnings of Interior Environments provides students with a balance of commercial and residential architecture. Written for CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)- accredited courses, it covers design history and fundamentals, and the interrelation of construction, electrical, and mechanical systems. Case studies explore the real-world importance of interior design, preparing students for their post-graduation careers.