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Learning, Lighting & Color

11 January 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

IES Minneapolis St. Paul Section

Pending Approval for 1 CEU
Please join IES MSP for the Jan. 11  “Lighting, Learning & Color” program featuring Randy Fielding, AIA, Founding Partner and Innovation Leader at Fielding International, an interdisciplinary architecture and education firm that designs schools where learners thrive.
Learning Objectives for this program:

  • Learn about the core principles of learning that drive effective lighting design in schools and universities.
  • Learn about myths in lighting and color and schools
  • Understand four broad categories of lighting in environments where learners thrive.
  • Learn about the connection between movement, color and effective learning.

Randy Fielding, AIA, is the Founding Partner and Innovation Leader at Fielding International, an interdisciplinary architecture and education firm that designs schools where learners thrive. As a champion for the firm’s mission, Randy serves as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design mentor. His work, which extends from early childhood to higher education and across 50 countries, has earned more than a dozen international design awards.

Randy’s article “Learning, Lighting & Color” was first published by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in 2006. An alternate version was published by Edutopia entitled “What They See Is What We Get: A Primer on Light, Ten myths about lighting and color in schools. While the technology has changed significantly during the last 15 years, the core design principles remain largely the same, and Randy continues to expand and share the knowledge base.

You can see Randy’s latest publications on Place-based Education at, and also access his firm’s open source library of design patterns for creative learning environments at

How/Where: Participants can choose to attend virtually or in-person.

For those interested in joining in-person, we will gather at Hummingbird Design Lab (3453 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN). In-person attendees are asked to arrive between 3:45pm – 3:55pm for registration.

Please note: For the safety of all attendees, IES MSP requires all in-person participants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and/or negative Covid-19 test within 24 hours of this program. Also if you register to attend in-person but are feeling ill prior to the program, we ask that you join this program virtually.

Event Fee: $15.00 USD
For the safety of all registrants we will be choosing to forgo food/drinks, however, all registered attendees will receive a $10 GrubHub gift card emailed to them prior to the program (that may be used at any time).

In person attendance will be capped to 30 people – so sign up early if you are interested in that option.

In-person Location: Hummingbird Design Lab

3453 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Those participating virtually will be sent connection information prior to the event.

Please register by Monday, January 10th at 3 pm


11 January 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
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Hummingbird Design Lab
3453 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408 United States
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