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6:00 PM18:00

2018 IESSF Lux Awards

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00pm – 11:00 PM

The IES San Francisco Section's SF*LUX Lumen Excellence Awards recognizes excellence in architectural lighting design and the local professionals who work to further our field. Held in parallel with the national IES Illumination Awards, the two programs specifically aim to recognize individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design. 

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12:00 PM12:00

Light! Design Expo

Thursday, June 28, 2018
12:00 - 8:00 PM

Pier 27
San Francisco, CA 94111

IES SF's Light! Design Expo returns to the beautiful Pier 27 on San Francisco's Embarcadero, with its beautiful panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and waterfront. This exciting annual architectural lighting and design expo attracts a wide range of design professionals and is the only architectural lighting products show in Northern California. 

Light! Design Expo's product showcases and educational seminars are specifically geared toward the lighting design and specification community: lighting designers, architects, interior designers, engineers, building owners, facilities and maintenance teams, school districts, municipalities, contractors and more.

The Expo features complimentary cuisine from local San Francisco food truck stations and dessert carts and a no host bar from 12pm-8pm.

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AIA/IDCE Training

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Metro Lighting
2240 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

Max Pierson, of Minuscule Lighting, and I have been working on a new AIA/IDCEC (2 LUS) approved course to show how thoughtful use of lighting can express and enhance the architectural statement. Max describes the content as “less about the technical metrics of lighting and more how to integrate light in architecture, as both a functional and artistic endeavor.”  This course will present the layers you can use to add depth and subtlety to your architectural composition, and I will be presenting some exciting updates in LED technology that can improve occupant satisfaction and comfort. Course participants will conclude the class with a hands-on activity to put these ideas into practice.

What you can expect to learn:

  1. The 4 lighting layers used to enhance the design of architectural spaces

  2. Ways that lighting contributes to making built projects look 3 Dimensional

  3. Advances in LED lighting technology

  4. Applications of all 4 lighting layers to illuminate a space using a hands-on example

Participants are eligible for 2 AIA/IDCEC LUs.

Please mark your calendar for the next presentation of the course on September 27th at the Metro Lighting showroom located at 2240 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, California. Many thanks to Lawrence Grown for hosting us! If you missed our last course at AIA SF, please get in touch about this upcoming opportunity in the East Bay!

In addition, please look out for registration details to follow, as we have been invited back to present at AIA –SF once more on October 17th. You can find all of AIA-SF’s offerings on their Community Calendar.

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street Suite 600
San Francisco 94104
United States

Lighting Layers presented by:

Therese Lahaie, Apparatus Design, 2017 
Max Pierson, Minuscule Lighting, 2017 

If you have colleagues that would be interested in this training, please forward this information. We hope you’ll join us and let us be your guide to informed lighting decisions! 

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7:30 PM19:30

40Under40 Award Gala

Monday, March 12, 2018
7:30 - 10:00 PM

Parker Hotel
119 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

A new generation of lighting design talent is emerging. It’s more driven, diverse, collaborative, curious, tech-savvy and passionate than ever. And it’s questioning how things are done.

Armed with the unparalleled breadth of technology and able to instantly draw on unlimited inspiration, these millennials are raising the bar on the creativity and quality of projects across the world.

To recognize and celebrate this cohort, 40 young lighting designers are selected as North American representatives of this new generation and ambassadors for their industry. All are outstanding young people with much to contribute.

Their mission is to take the craft forward in the twenty-first century, and to build on the work of the pioneers who created the profession and achieved recognition for it in previous decades. We welcome them to lighting design, and look forward to seeing their increasing impact in the coming years.

40under40 North America 2018 program culminates in an awards presentation and networking evening taking place on March 12, 2018 at Parker Hotel, New York.


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6:00 PM18:00

Robert Venturi in Rome: Author Lecture

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM

AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francis, California  94104
United States

Robert Venturi’s Rome is a guidebook to the city of Rome as seen through the eyes of Robert Venturi and his classic text Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture by two subsequent Rome Prize fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby. Fisher and Harby take the reader on a journey back through time by visiting and discussing the Roman buildings and places that exemplify Venturi’s revolutionary ideas. The buildings and what they meant to Venturi are reexamined with the perspective of fifty years of architectural advancements. The volume is full of imaginative and analytical watercolor illustrations painted exclusively for the book and inspired by the small black and white illustrations in Venturi’s work.

In the original book, published in 1966, Venturi viewed architecture, landscape and art as different manifestations of common aesthetic themes. Venturi wrote this seminal publication following a two-year Rome Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, and there is no doubt the city had a profound influence on his thinking. Many buildings in Rome serve as examples that illustrate his theories. From the Pantheon, through works by his favorite artist, Michelangelo, and on to 20th century buildings by Armando Brasini and Luigi Moretti, Venturi reveals Rome as a complex and contradictory city. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture became one of the era’s most significant theoretical works on architectural theory and is still fundamental to the development of every young architect’s outlook on architecture. Thus, Fisher and Harby’s Robert Venturi’s Rome pays homage to the design influence this publication has had, and will continue to have, on the design world.

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