Collaborate, integrate on lighting design
A panel discussion at LightFair International encouraged lighting designers to collaborate, educate, and integrate for the best possible outcome.
According to a panel discussion held June 4, 2014, at LightFair International, the lighting designer should act as the connective tissue in a successful lighting design. Presenters included:
David Lewis, LTL Architects
Derek Porter, Derek Porter Studio
Josh Shelton, El Dorado Inc.
Nelson Jenkins, Lumen Architecture.
Key ideas presented to the audience:
The role of the lighting designer is closely aligned with the architect.
Lighting controls should be designed and outlined early in the process.
To be successful, know the constraints of the project: solar orientation, siting, budget, etc.
A mock-up created in advance will prove the design will work, and simplify the design process, assembly, and integration.
Sort through the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection documents meticulously before the authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) inspection.