Unravel the art of harmonious design in this course focused on effective spatial arrangements. Learn about human factors, furniture placement, and traffic flow to create ergonomically designed spaces. 

Space planning, Construction + Business 

(Need prior knowledge of Autocad or Revit software)

Space Planning Course

Design for top-tier companies like these,
just like our accomplished graduates!

“Thank you so much for an amazing and thorough course. I enjoyed the classes every week and loved learning the programs. The lessons were always clear and explained in a simple way, which gave me the ability to truly become proficient in AutoCAD and Revit. BH I recently started working in an architect firm in Brooklyn and I am currently an architectural designer for residential plans. I hope to one day design and draw commercials. I enjoy my job immensely.”


Design Like a Pro,
Alongside Our Exceptional Students!

Complete this course,
having accomplished the following




I am beyond impressed with the skills that Design Alive has equipped my employees with!  What’s also great is that many of my employees keep in contact with their Design Alive instructors if needed.  When hiring a Design Alive graduate, I’m confident that they’ll have the skills needed to succeed.

Susan Strauss

You are the perfect fit for this course if you are a

Technical space planner
Are you a space planning whizz with a flair for all things technical?

Design dreamer
Your passion for design and spatial organization might be pointing you towards a fulfilling career in interior design. 

Spatial Optimizer
Upon entering a room, do you find yourself instantly drawn to the challenge of maximizing space

Customize your learning
experience to fit your schedule

 Self- paced learning
icon_small (19) When You are able to begin at any point during the year. 18 months to complete
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at your own pace.
icon_small (19) Advantages Start whenever you need, create a personalized schedule,
and work at your own pace to complete the course.

Meet your instructors


Fundamentals of Construction

Meet Miri, an experienced Interior designer with a focus on space planning and high-end custom kitchen and bathroom design. You will gain so much from Miri’s in-depth classes, enabling you to grasp construction and material composition, which will set you up for success as you begin your career.

Rochel Lea

Design Theory Instructor

Meet Rochel Lea Groundland. With over 20 years of design experience and a degree in Interior Design, Rochel Lea is excited to share her expertise with you. Prepare to be inspired by her engaging and informative classes as she strives to ensure your design success.



Meet Nofar, an experienced interior designer, who recently made aliyah and now specializes in creating dream homes for people in Israel who are living in the diaspora. You will be fortunate enough to be mentored by Nofar who has helped designers and grads in the past start and build their firms, as Nofar believes that everyone has it in them to reach their goals and dreams! 

Your Syllabus

Design Intro and Basics

What is design, how does it affect us, where do designers fit in? Speak the language of design with the Principles and elements of design. Aquire drawing and sketching techniques as tools to visualize and work with space. Learn about the process and phases of design.

Space Planning

Master the tools to understand all about adjacency and proximity needs, and how to create and adjust a program for any client. Divide and allocate space proportionately, effectively and efficiently.

 Flow – Circulation and Traffic Patterns

Practice identifying and analyzing, creating and manipulating interior circulation paths and traffic patterns.  Plan efficient and comfortable spaces that have successful traffic flow and fully maximize the space. Emphasize effective spatial arrangements in each space.

Spatial Design

Plan on both a large and small scale the details that make the difference.  Implement the principles and elements of design.  Learn about efficient planning and organization for kitchens, bathrooms and furniture.  Explore how to optimize any space and design functionally while using human factors and ergonomics.

Construction and Design

Explore various materials for walls, floors, ceilings, architectural details (doors, windows, window treatments), stair construction, millwork and furniture carpentry design . How do materials affect space?

Systems: Lighting, Electrical, Plumbing

Explore crucial systems and their effect on space and design.
Know how to make systems effective and practical.  How to select energy-efficient options. Understand how to influence the mood.  Learn how to select the ideal options for each design.

Professional Practice 

Speak with professional terminology, showcase your design skills through a resume and portfolio, prospecting potential jobs, writing a contract, pricing options, time logs, and more.


Discover architectural and design history and its impact on design today. Explore a vibrant world of colors to elevate your designs. Rendering techniques using various tools, color and images.

Children’s Bedroom Project

The Children’s Bedroom Project utilizes basic hand drafting skills to design an exciting new bedroom for the client. Learn to create a program, brainstorm creative ideas, and produce hand drafted floor plans. Illustrate the design through a realistic 3D foam core model.

Cafe Project

Let your creativity soar by creating a cafe with a theme and integrating it into the design of the cafe. Develop space planning skills, emphasizing circulation, traffic patterns and the open concept, and get a taste of what commercial design entails.

Office Project

Choose one of 4 options for an office/clinic design that includes a unique program and floor plan. Develop a spatial plan that translates the program into a functional working space while answering to the requirements of the client.

Kitchen Project

Design a new kitchen for a most challenging client – an interior designer with very specific needs and wants. Rest assured, she is open to new and fresh ideas. Explore the existing space, understand the needs and develop a creative spatial and design solution.

Shul Project

Find inspiration as you transform a rectangular shape into a sacred sanctuary. Discover what considerations are exclusive to designing Shuls and how to make it a wonderful experience for all congregants.

Basement Project

Take a basement and transform it into an elaborate family oriented space with lots of extras. Unearth the limitations that affect the options for planning underground.

Attic Project

Address the unique challenges in a sloped attic space and explore different uses for that area. Extra bedrooms or luxurious master suite? Configure both options, and let the client decide!

Custom Home Project

The sky’s the limit in this final project, designing a custom dream home. Plan the layout and design all of the interior spaces in this 2 story home. All of the skills gained throughout the course will now be put to good use, with this exciting design challenge.


Finally, create a design portfolio, the culmination of your design work during this Design Alive course. Impress prospective employers and clients, and showcase all of your acquired design skills through a selection of work done throughout this course.

Bonus Section


Tutorials on Enscape – walk through rendering program

Jump into the Enscape excitement, propelling your renders into mind-bending reality! It’s time for real-time walkthroughs – think architectural playground. Polish lighting and visuals ready to take your project to  a new dimension?

LinkedIn and

Setting up Linkedin- Learn to connect with industry professionals, expand your network, and display your Designs and portfolio for your own professional career.
Learn essential business fundamentals, such as invoicing, pricing, and client management.

Check out what our grads are creating now

Why Choose Design Alive’s space planning course

No upsells, complete education tailored for landing a job

Join a community of like minded peers with job postings and support

Earn credits with our recognised college level courses


Employment opportunities  

Our graduates are successfully working for a number of well-known interior designers and architects. Some have even opened their own business.You could also be part of the staff at construction, development and architecture companies to do their drafts and renderings. Employment opportunities – Long after the course ends, you’ll have access to an exclusive Design Alive jobs board. On average, 30 jobs are posted monthly.


The Space Planning course concentrates primarily on the technical aspects of space throughout all projects, while the Design and Construction course focuses on design as well as space planning,

In Space Planning, the design related classes are included as a bonus option, because a successful space planner should have a good grasp of design in order to create and maximize beautiful spaces. The 8 projects focus on the challenges of space planning within different settings and criteria. Additional space planning focused lectures are included.

Since this is a self paced course we recommend pacing yourself and trying to spend at least 6-8 hrs per week in order to complete the course within the 18 month schedule.

You are required to be proficient in either AutoCad or Revit prior to starting the Space Planning course.

This course is only offered as a self paced option and students get 18 months to complete. Students can begin at any time during the year.  Homework feedback and correspondence is all done over email between the mentor and student.

Yes, you can pay for the course over 12 payments.

The course is built around the Jewish year with a winter (Chanukah) vacation and vacation during the month of Nissan. A course calendar will be emailed to all students after registration.

Yes. Upon successful completion of all projects and program tests, students will be presented with a certificate of completion from Design Alive.


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