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Healthcare Lighting Trends with Colleen Peach

9 March 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

IES Orange County Section

This lecture will discuss the latest healthcare lighting trends in acute care (hospitals).  Case studies will be reviewed and analysis on the different types of spaces required and how lighting can be integrated into the architecture to help provide a healing environment.

About the Speaker:

Colleen Peach is currently a senior lighting designer at Arup.  She launched her career as a project Architect over 15 years ago and transitioned into lighting in 2013.  Her award-winning projects include retail, healthcare, hospitality, and entertainment.  Providing leadership roles within and outside the firm, she was the IES Los Angeles President for two successful years and currently is the Past President providing leadership guidance. She served on the IES Nominating committee and is currently an active member on the IES technical committee for Lighting for Seniors and the Visually Impaired.  She has been a guest lecturer at USC, Lightshow West, IES and LA CSI.  She is a licensed Architect and LC professional.

Her current work is specializing in large healthcare projects.  In particular, she is interested in how lighting design can impact the patient’s experience and healing process.  She enjoys the challenge of projects with high technical standards/requirements but the need for the space to feel elevated especially when people feel their most vulnerable.


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