About thirty architects attending the AIA Convention in Philadelphia participated in an interactive lighting design workshop on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, led by Hartranft Lighting Design (HLD) Principal Andrea Hartranft and HLD Senior Consultant Paula Ziegenbein.
Ziegenbein, who heads HLD's Boston, MA office, described the audience as "architects who are passionate about lighting's effect on the people and the built environment—and eager to learn how to put that interest to work." Ziegenbein elaborates, "This workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to explore the lighting design process."
The workshop participants:
• explored recent lighting innovations highlighted by the Illuminating Engineering Society
• reviewed a set of architectural plans/sections and decided how to use the space
• formulated design concepts for lighting, including light sources, luminaires, and controls
"Lighting technology is experiencing an unprecedented transformation" said Andrea Hartranft. "By offering workshops and courses, we aim to help architects, builders and designers realize the vision of their spaces by nurturing and advancing the quality of lighting."
Hartranft Lighting Design was honored as one of eight award recipients at the 33rd Annual GE Edison Awards Program held in late April at Lightfair in San Diego, CA.
The awards criteria were: "functional excellence, architectural compatibility, effective use of state-of-the-art lighting products and techniques, appropriate color, form and texture revelation, energy effectiveness, and cost effectiveness."
Hartranft Lighting Design was recognized for it's design for the Charlotte Douglass International Airport Rental Car Facility Parking Deck. "It is an honor to be recognized for our design, " noted Andrea Hartranft. "And, to be recognized among a group of designers that have collectively represented a wide range of projects, and the importance of lighting in architecture, inspires our design approach for current and future projects."
Visit the Architectural Lighting magazine article for a summary of the 2015 GE Edison Award recipients.