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Residential Lighting Design: Tips and Trends (1.5 LU)

As architects we are expected to be knowledgeable in so many aspects of building design and construction, and adding to the load what can seem like constant code product changes, it can be hard to keep up. Additionally, many of us did not take courses or do other training in lighting design, and what we learned may have been based on work in a prior office, along with updates from our experience over time. Given the impact that lighting has on the perception and feeling within a building and space, it seems wise to put some attention on this area. To that end, we will have a local lighting designer working in residential, commercial, and theater projects who will discuss working with a lighting designer as well as lighting design principles and the technical product selection.

There will be a Q & A session at the end, and the opportunity to submit questions and comments via chat on zoom for those who attend online.

About Our Speaker

York Kennedy is a Lighting Designer for the Performing Arts and Architecture.  As an architectural lighting designer, he has designed both nationally and internationally numerous themed environments, theme park, residential, retail, restaurant, and museum projects. His designs for the stage have been seen in theatres and opera houses across the nation, in Europe and Asia. Architectural lighting projects of note include the Warner Bros. Movie World in Madrid, The LEGO Racers 4D attractions in Germany, Denmark, England and the U.S.A., a custom home in Seattle by architect Tom Kundig, a pub converted to modern townhouse in a 400 year old building in Conwy, Wales, a private dining room for Absinthe Café in San Francisco and a full restoration of an Arts and Crafts home in Berkeley. His work with the lighting team on the Dreamworks Land at Motiongate, Dubai won the I.E.S. National Award of Excellence. He is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.

York Kennedy Lighting Design, LLC. York Kennedy collaborates with architects, owners and builders both nationally and internationally on a diverse range of projects both commercial and residential. Typical services include full project lighting design services including schematic lighting layouts, lighting schedules, fixture and controls specifications and scheduling, bidding and permit management, acquisition coordination and construction administration. He is often involved in projects from concept through construction drawings and final construction. His office is based in Berkeley, CA. 


Feb 09 2023


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 09 2023
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


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