Event Start Date : 05-29-2018
Event End Date : 05-29-2018
Circadian lighting is the “buzz” right now, and lighting designers are being asked to include it on their projects. But the research is still emerging, and no direction from the IES or CIE exists yet in terms of specific design metrics or criteria. In this session, experienced lighting designers will walk attendees through the factors associated with successfully implementing a circadian supporting lighting design for interior spaces. They will review the history of lighting, the science behind vision and circadian lighting, and outline the importance of improving our baseline design standards to design for "less harm." Various design solutions will be reviewed, potential control schemes outlined and options for scientific measurement of circadian lighting.
Following this presentation, attendees will be able to:
Describe the current areas of struggle for designers implementing circadian lighting.
Explain the complexities of summarizing circadian metrics in an architectural space.
Evaluate the CS and EML metrics in the context of different applications.
Understand how to best move forward in this period of emerging research.
About the Presenters
Rachel Fitzgerald, LC, IALD, MIES, LEED AP BD+C - Rachel is a Senior Lighting Designer and Associate at RNL, now part of Stantec, with over 15 years of experience providing exterior and interior lighting designs for hospitality, mixed-use, retail, corporate interiors, civic/government and recreation projects. Rachel is a leader on how lighting and daylighting drive health and wellbeing. This includes net zero energy designs and Well Building Standard projects where lighting was designed to support the natural circadian rhythms of its occupants. Over the past decade, Rachel’s talent and commitment to design highly sustainable and human-centric spaces has resulted in more than two dozen design awards for her projects. Her desire to create a world where lighting plays a more impactful role is also manifested through her industry involvement. She’s passionate about mentoring junior staff at Stantec as well as supporting best practices and rewarding innovation within the lighting industry. She’s become deeply involved in the IALD, serving as the Regional Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Chapter and on the Content Advisory Committee for the IALD 2017 Enlighten Americas conference. She’s also a co-founder of the Brilliance Awards, a Rocky Mountain region architectural lighting awards program, and served for a decade on the board of directors for Denver Designers Lighting Forum.
Katherine J Stekr, CLD, IALD, MIES, LEED® AP BD+C, EDAC - As an Associate at HLB Lighting Design and an integral member of the design team, Katherine’s role is to ensure that the client receives a lighting scheme that suits their programmatic requirements, budget, and aesthetic considerations. She is inspired by the stories that set the tone for the building design, and strives to capture what is unique about the architecture and the client when developing the lighting design. Katherine was drawn to lighting design because it represented a hybrid of creativity, problem solving and biological sciences; she has fostered an ever-evolving appreciation for the impact that light can have on a space, and the emotional connection it can strike with occupants.
6pm Social Hour