Advanced Computation in Lighting and Daylighting Design

About this Course

The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This session was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.

Description: As built projects and design processes become more complex and data-driven, designers must respond to a growing list of demands. Advancements in software have offered opportunities to incorporate parametric workflows within interdisciplinary teams in order to address these challenges. Through idea evolution and practical implementation of data-informed design decisions, our skillsets and knowledge expand to support and leverage these tools. In this presentation, two case studies respectively explore advanced daylighting analysis and photorealistic lighting visualization via parametric workflows. Briefly expressed, “script the challenge and inform”.


Advanced Computation in Lighting and Daylighting Design
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This video is required for course completion.
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available

Reinhardt Swart

Lighting Designer


Reinhardt Swart is an Associate and lighting designer at SmithGroup, adjunct professor, and artist. Reinhardt’s background from The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering program allows him to design holistically with respect to users, form, and environment. His continued interest in theory, daylighting, data, and parametrics have notably influenced his approach to design. During his seven years of professional experience, he has received notable lighting awards including the AEI Professional Award of Excellence for GM Flint Factory One and the IES Award of Merit for the Zeiss Michigan Quality Excellence Center. Reinhardt has given several lectures on daylighting and the philosophy of lighting design and as an active member of both the IES and IALD, he is excited to grow and inspire the lighting profession.