Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: - Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco - Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas - Cindy Coleman, Chicago - Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix - Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York - Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago - Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London - Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose - Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco - Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago - David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago - Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York - Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI - Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK - Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.