Embracing Urban Night Scape Through Light
World populations are more and more moving to urban areas, making cities population density larger than ever before. There are questions about what urbanization means, how prepared cities are because despite this increasing growth we are not using our urban environment to its full potential. Once offices/businesses close for the evening, level of activities in urban centers drop. The design of nighttime environments that instill feelings of safety, fear, and enjoyment which is critical; importance to economic and cultural vitality of urban centers around the world. Thinking about quality urban lighting is broadly recognized in Europe and big Asian cities for decades but has only recently been addressed in North America. The conventional idea of sustainable urban lighting is based just on economic and environmental-technical approach. Because lighting is mainly for people, urban lighting should be focused on the human experiences with a qualitative social engaging role. With appropriate consideration, quality lighting design can positively impact our cities’ ‘total architecture’, reinforcing urban design principles, enhancing cultural experiences and encouraging social interaction.
Presented by: Melody Culanag Co-Founder of architectural lighting design firm, "I'm Light"
"Melody Culanag has both an Engineering and Interior Design background. Her passion in lighting began in Singapore doing commercial, industrial, academic, residential and hospitality projects. Melody has a total of 10 years’ experience in the Lighting industry and has completed a Masters Degree in Architectural Lighting Design and Design Management with Distinction from internationally-renowned Lighting Design School, Hochschule Wismar/Wismar University in Germany.
Melody recently co-founded an Architectural Lighting Design firm called I’M LIGHT. I’M LIGHT creates and enhances the experiences in the visual environment through “LIGHT”. They will take their passion, education and experience in lighting to tackle complex issues in relationship to light- people-environment through strategic and innovative thinking.
Most recently, Melody, together with 4 other lighting designers, were shortlisted out of 85 entries in the PLDC’s 2017 International Future Urban Lighting Design Competition in Paris, France."
Victoria Inn Winnipeg
1808 Wellington Avenue
March.22nd 2018 11:30am to 1:30pm
IES Members $30
All other Attendees $35
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ILLUMINATION AWARD CATEGORIES
Lighting Control Innovation, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association
Advanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in buildings. This prestigious award recognizes good lighting projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.
Interior Lighting Design, sponsored by Edwin Guth
This award recognizes exceptional interior lighting projects that balance the functional illumination of space with the artistic application of light to enhance the occupant’s experience.
Outdoor Lighting Design, sponsored by Eaton
The Outdoor Lighting Design Award recognizes excellence in lighting design and application in all aspects of exterior lighting. The program celebrates achievements in aesthetics, applied technical acumen, creative solutions to demanding site conditions and advancements to the industry in outdoor lighting applications. The goal of the program is to further the understanding, knowledge and function of outdoor lighting as a critical aspect of the built environment.
Energy and Environmental Lighting Design, sponsored by Osram Sylvania
The Energy and Environmental Lighting Design Award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.