Lightfair International 2012 Design Symposia Feature Architects, Designers And Innovators

By Mel Fabrikant of Paramus Post (read original article here)

The Design Symposia at LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, each offer 90 minutes of knowledge from the design community’s leading experts. The Design Symposia create a global stage for architects, designers and innovators to share their work and their vision. The trade show opens Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas and the Design Symposia take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

2012 Design Symposia include:
• Healthcare Lighting: Cleveland Clinic Case Study (8:30am-10:00am) – John D'Angelo, PE, CMVP, Senior Director of Facilities, Cleveland Clinic
Principally through lighting conversion projects, Cleveland Clinic has achieved a 20% reduction in energy usage over the last four years while improving patient outcomes, patient safety and patient experience.
• Light Spaces Wright Places (10:30am-12:00pm) – Lira Luis, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Architect, atelier lira luis, LLC
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin became an illustration of daylighting strategies. Luis discusses her experience living at one of America's architectural landmarks and how this demonstrates the value of defining architectural spaces with light.
• Creating Choreographed Experiences: A Sensory Exploration of Interiors (2:00pm-3:30pm) – Zia Hansen, AIA, NCARB, Associate Senior Designer, Wimberly Interiors (WATG)
Great design explores, investigates and exploits the power and magic of light and spatial volume to create daring, seductive and enhancing experiences. A designer’s goal is to exploit the characteristics of the space, location and theme being evoked.
• Lighting in Hospitality Interior Design (4:30pm-6:00pm) – Gerry Jue, AIA, Principal, BAMO
This course will be an overview of hospitality lighting design from the interior designer's perspective, using images and documentation from completed and current BAMO work. Topics include: hospitality lighting design concepts and strategies; working with a hospitality lighting designer; custom fixture design and documentation.

The four featured Design Symposia will be held in conjunction with the LFI 2012 Conference program and will take place on Thursday, May 10. Attendees are required to pre-register for the sessions. More information on the Design Symposia, and the entire lineup of Conference seminars and Institute courses, can be found online at http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/index.cvn?id=10266

The LIGHTFAIR Daylighting Institute® and the LIGHTFAIR Institute® take place as part of the Pre-Conference program on Monday, May 7 – Tuesday, May 8, 2012 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run Wednesday, May 9 – Friday, May 11, 2012. For more information about LIGHTFAIR International, please visit www.lightfair.com . Download the LFI Mobile App at m.lightfair.com.

LIGHTFAIR International is the world’s largest annual commercial and architectural lighting trade show and conference and is sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The event is produced and managed by AMC, Inc.


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