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."