Architecture for Light Course Package

Please refer to the individual videos for a description of each course.

  • Architecture for Light: Part 2 - Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This is part 2 of a two part course titled Architecture for Light. The course - as a whole - examines design considerations for creating built environments which embrace light.

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    About this Course

    Architecture for Light is one course in the IES's Indispensable Lighting Series. This series was designed to provide members, educators and the general public access to information about quality lighting. Architecture for Light was created by Kim and Paul Mercier - who are both past Presidents of the IES - and their course consists of two parts; Part 1 is titled Heirloom Ideas, Modern Semantics and Current Realizations and Part 2 is titled Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes. Each part offers continuing eduction for learners; they can be purchased individually or as a package.

    Description: Part 2 focuses on the influence energy codes have in the design process; the benefits of an integrated design team; the impact that people, materials, and geometry have on the lighting design process; and lighting strategies through the use of case studies.

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this course learners will be able to...
    1. Understand the influence of energy codes in the lighting design process.
    2. Identify the benefits of an integrated design team, which includes the lighting designer's involvement in the imaging sessions.
    3. Explore the impact of people, materials, and geometry on the lighting design process for the built environment.
    4. Examine lighting strategies through case studies that explore visual hierarchy, light and direction, and verticality.

    0:00 Introduction
    5:15 The Alarming Question
    9:02 Vertical Design Process
    16:00 Imagining Sessions
    28:23 Appropriate Treatments
    35:55 Space Volume and Geometry
    43:06 Verticality
    54:09 Hierarchy
    1:03:04 Light and Direction
    1:09:00 Efficiency of Design
    1:14:44 Problem Solving Becomes Design

  • Architecture for Light: Part 1 - Heirloom Ideas, Modern Semantics and Current Realizations

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This is part 1 of a two part course titled Architecture for Light. The course - as a whole - examines design considerations for creating built environments which embrace light.

    image

    About this Course

    Architecture for Light is one course in the IES's Indispensable Lighting Series. This series was designed to provide members, educators and the general public access to information about quality lighting. Architecture for Light was created by Kim and Paul Mercier - who are both past Presidents of the IES - and their course consists of two parts; Part 1 is titled Heirloom Ideas, Modern Semantics and Current Realizations and Part 2 is titled Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes. Each part offers continuing eduction for learners; they can be purchased individually or as a package.

    Description: Part 1 focuses on the influence energy codes have in the design process; the benefits of an integrated design team; the impact that people, materials, and geometry have on the lighting design process; and lighting strategies through the use of case studies.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this course learners will be able to...
    1. Understand the influence of energy codes in the lighting design process.
    2. Identify the benefits of an integrated design team, which includes the lighting designer's involvement in the imaging sessions.
    3. Explore the impact of people, materials, and geometry on the lighting design process for the built environment.
    4. Examine lighting strategies through case studies that explore visual hierarchy, light and direction, and verticality.

    Kimberly Mercier, MBA, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP

    Managing Principal of Lighting Design Innovations

    Kimberly Mercier is the Managing Principal of Lighting Design Innovations and is a lighting designer and professional engineer in the United States and Canada. She holds an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo and her experience includes managing electrical departments for consulting engineering firms in Calgary, Alberta and Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Kimberly is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional.Kimberly is a Past President of the Illuminating Engineering Society and award winning Lighting Designer and Educator.

    Paul Mercier

    Design Principal of Lighting Design Innovations

    Paul Mercier is the Design Principal of Lighting Design Innovations. A professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a professional lighting designer certified by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions, Paul has over 30 years’ experience in lighting design completing projects across North America. Paul has a Masters Degree in Lighting from Queensland University of Technology (Australia).

    0:00 Introduction
    5:08 The Original Disconnect
    7:27 Efficiency of the Space
    11:16 The Original Lighting Designers
    16:40 Math Becomes Research
    19:04 Transfer of Illumination
    28:19 Creating the Unexpected
    37:14 Light and Direction
    41:09 Summations