Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.
This course focuses on the design, analysis and application of electric lighting as a vital building system in architectural and environmental design. This course will develop a student’s understanding of electric light sources, fixtures, applications and composition. Though demonstration, fixture prototypes, calculations, lectures, assignments, and special site visits, students will gain the tools and understanding to incorporate lighting into their designs. Special emphasis will be placed on integrated and sustainable lighting design strategies.
Student learning goals
Emphasis will be placed on the technology, application and analysis of electric lighting.
Through class demonstrations and lectures students will understand the essential qualities of electric lighting and how to manipulate them to shape the architectural experience.
Students will also gain knowledge regarding lighting quantities and energy use, determining how much light for how much energy is required to express their visions.
Throughout this class students will benefit from an understanding of the human visual system, with a focus on lighting that supports a balanced visual environment.
General method of instruction
Site visits -the class will examine and analyze the best lighting design sites throughout Seattle. Guest Lectures -by industry leaders including Lighting Designers, Architects and Lighting Manufacturers. Lighting Fixture Models students will study, design and construct working lighting fixtures that creatively solves a lighting challenge. Lighting Lectures and Demonstrations covering various aspects of lighting design including: Process, Calculations and Technology. Lighting Calculations & Analysis students will learn to use lighting calculations to analyze their lighting solutions for interior spaces. Final Projects students will present final lighting design projects to a jury of practicing lighting professionals and architects.
Interior Lighting for Designers 4th Edition Gary Gordon, IALD, IES Lamp Catalog(Provided by instructor) GE, Philips, Sylvania
Class assignments and grading
Cumulative grades from test, assignments, and projects Lighting Vocabulary Quiz 10% Site Lighting Design Analysis 20% Lighting Calculation Project 20% Lighting Fixture/Detail Model 20% Final Project 30%