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Webinar: Creating Architainment for Public Spaces

May 13, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

IES Boston Section
  1. Participants will learn about the challenges associated with designing, installing and maintaining dynamic lighting systems. By reviewing projects that successfully incorporated Architainment Lighting, the necessary dialogue to encourage adoption of this technology will be discussed.
  2. Participants will learn about Architainment design, scope delineations, what is required to coordinate fixture and controls specifications and create an owner initiated sequence of operations programming schedule for a success design.
  3. Participants will better understand the installation process for these technically demanding designs and the specialized teams required for the execution and construction.
  4. An overview of the necessary training and maintenance for the end user to realize and utilize the capacity or the installed system once the design and construction team are off the job will be discussed in detail.

Zoom information will be provided upon registration.
This session will be recorded for future viewing.


Shaun August
Partner, Managing Director at Eos Lightmedia
Shaun AugustShaun has designed, managed, and delivered complex design-build projects around the world and brings over 20 years worth of lighting design, audio visual systems design, and construction experience to Eos Lightmedia.

Shaun has designed lighting for interior and exterior projects, including community wide lighting master plans. The audio visual systems he has designed includes video mapping projects, custom interactive model tables, a permanent exterior musical instrument, motion-triggered audio and a rainstorm in a caiman pen. Fun and guest involvement are key motivators in Shaun’s designs.

Shaun has designed complex lighting control networks for ethernet, DMX 512 and other control protocols and has led the development and implementation of custom designed, web-based control systems for museums and sales centers using ‘off the shelf’ hardware rather than proprietary systems.

In addition to architectural work, Shaun has designed lighting for professional theatre productions and is a strong proponent of collaborative design that draws upon many mediums and backgrounds. Shaun also programs custom software for use in Eos’s projects and has developed custom digital signage software, network-controlled high-definition video playback systems, network-controlled audio playback devices and many others.

Shaun’s progressive attitude brings a positive and unique perspective to any project and is sure to create an exceptional experience.

Benjamin Wilson
Designer at Available Light
Benjamin WilsonAlthough Ben trained as a lighting designer for the stage, his desire to apply that skill set to both museum exhibition and architecture led him directly to Available Light. Since joining the firm, Ben’s projects have included all the galleries new wing at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Life Lab Renovation at Harvard Medical School, the Coastal Sustainability Institute at Northeastern University, and the complete renovation of the visitor experience at The First Church Christ, Scientist in Boston. Current works include the Mugar Omni Theater new Pre-Show program at Boston Museum of Science, The T. Boone Pickens Legacy Musuem, and a new Ordovician Gallery for the Cincinnati Museum Center. Ben is a past recipient of the IES Los Angeles’s Russell Cole Memorial Lighting Design Competition. He is an active member of both the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). As a Lighting Designer, Ben is passionate about interweaving art, science, and problem solving. When it comes to design, the questions ‘why here, why now’ drive Mr. Wilson to shape work that responds to the needs of a client while also striving for environmental sustainability and technical innovation.

Matt Zelkowitz
Managing Principal at Available Light
Matt ZelkowitzMatt has over 20 years experience designing solutions for both architecture and museum exhibit lighting. His specialty has been the integration of theatrical technique with architectural lighting design. Although Matt began his career as a stage designer, an interest in exploring different design aesthetics and scale very quickly led him to the field of architectural lighting. Through his work, Matt’s passion is to minimize our impact on the planet while designing beautiful spaces for human needs. He is an active member of both the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

Since 2001, Matt’s leadership and talents have been instrumental to the success of dozens of Available Light’s award-winning museum and architectural projects. Most recently, one of Matt’s projects, Amherst College New Science building received the 2020 IES Award of Merit.


May 13, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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