Perception-based approach to principles of natural and artificial lighting. Practical considerations of lighting involving environmental evaluations, calculations and the use of lamps and fixtures. Sketch and model studies for applications. Impact of lighting design on energy conservation. Relation of lighting design process to architectural design concepts. Prerequisite: either ARCH 331 or ARCH 431.
The goal of this course is to integrate the perception and application of light into architecture. This course will explore the various aspects of light from the perspective of daylighting design and electric lighting design in architecture. The course will explore the facets of lighting: perception of light, qualities of light, application of light.
Student learning goals
Site Visits- The class will examine and analyze architectural daylighting and electric lighting design sites throughout Seattle.
Guest Lectures- By lighting practitioners including Architects, Lighting Designers, Artists and other advocates of light in architecture.
Lighting Assignments- covering various aspects of light and perception, to increase awareness of the multiple qualities of light.
Group Assignments- Students will present a group assignment of an analysis of the lighting at a site.
Final Project- Students will present conceptual lighting projects to a jury of practicing lighting professionals and architects for feedback.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading