Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.
This course further expands from Arch 435 on how to design and utilize electric light to enhance the built environment.
The objectives of this course are: To advance the students use and awareness of light in architecture. To expose the student to all aspects of the lighting industry. To teach and utilize the tools of lighting design in student projects.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Site visits -the class will examine the best lighting design sites throughout Seattle.
Guest Presentations -by industry leaders including Lighting Designers, Architects, Lighting Manufacturers and Theater Lighting Designers.
Lighting Fixture Models -Students will study, design and construct working lighting fixtures that uniquely solves a lighting challenge.
Lighting Analysis -Students will generate physical and state-of-the art computational interior lighting studies.
Final Projects -Students will complete a final lighting project that incorporates all of the ideas that they have studied throughout the quarter.
The prerequisite for this course is Arch 435
Class assignments and grading
Lighting Calculations -20% Lighting Vocabulary -10% Lighting Fixture/Detail Model -20% Site Lighting Design Analysis -20% Final Project -30%