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Catenary Lighting: Innovative Design in Contemporary Architecture

25 January 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

IES Vancouver Section

DESCRIPTION: A catenary is a curve that is found throughout nature and the built world. This course presents the history of catenaries in architectural design and examines the relationship between catenary systems and lighting. We discuss engineering and environmental factors, types of catenary lighting layouts and real examples of catenary lighting installations from around the world.

Learning objectives

  • Contextualize the history and gain a basic understanding of what a catenary is.
  • Understand how a catenary can be implemented into an architectural design and the benefits of its use.
  • Understand the requirements and various factors for the design and specification of a catenary lighting system.
  • Review and understand the different types of catenary layouts.
  • Case Studies – Review real world applications and their appeal.

AIA approved course: AIA CE 1.0 LU/HSW

SPEAKER: Shannon Kyle Yust

DATE: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

TIME: 12 PM – 1 PM PST


COST: IES Members $10
Non Members $20

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