“To Light, or Not to Light?”: Developing Lighting Concepts
About this Course
The IES offers Educational Webinars throughout the year, purposefully spanning a broad range of topics and speaker expertise. This course was a live webinar, now available as an archived webinar and CEU course.
Description: What is lighting design, and why does focusing on lighting layouts fall short? Lighting layouts are not the same as lighting design. Quality lighting design begins with concept development – a form of programming for the visual environment that considers many elements such as perception, contrast, and visibility. This seminar outlines the steps taken on various diverse projects to address those essentials and create the desired mood, atmosphere, and functionality. The case studies span different sectors, from heritage to retail to residential, and identify the range of challenges that good design can help overcome, with many universal lessons.
By the end of this course learners will be able to...
1. Understand the value of "lighting with intention".
2. Recognize how project challenges and goals guide the development of a lighting design.
3. Appreciate the challenges and opportunities that lighting controls present.
4. See how designers can deeply affect perception through lighted effects.
“At Gottesman Associates, we balance all facets of light to reflect the lighting priorities that are unique to each client and project.”
Deborah Gottesman is the principal of Gottesman Associates, an award-winning architectural lighting design firm established in 1999, with distinctive expertise in sustainability and heritage applications. Deborah’s 30+ years in all facets of the lighting industry, including design, engineering, management, education, and manufacturing gives her a unique contextual understanding of lighting from all perspectives.
Deborah has successfully worked on projects in many sectors, and has taught lighting at all levels to a wide audience from students to senior architects. A past president of the Toronto Section Illuminating Engineering Society, Deborah has been involved in the IES at local, regional, and international levels, and was awarded the Toronto Section Service Award in 2013.