Architecture for Light: Part 1 – Heirloom Ideas, Modern Semantics and Current Realizations


Kim and Paul MercierThe first presentation in the Indispensable Lighting Series is a two-hour, two-part video entitled, Architecture for Light by Kim and Paul. In Part One, Heirloom Ideas, Modern Semantics and Current Realizations, Kim and Paul examine design considerations for creating the built environment that embrace light. In Part Two, Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes, the authors discuss the lighting design process, integrated design, and explore case studies involving these concepts.

For IES Sections and other approved lighting education providers offering this video in a face-to-face educational setting, attendees are eligible for 2 IES Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Architecture for Light: Part 1
 0:00 Intro
 5:08 The Original Disconnect
 7:27 Efficiency of the Space
11:16 The Original Lighting Designers
16:40 Math Becomes Research
19:04 Transfer of Illumination
28:19 Creating the Unexpected
37:14 Light and Direction
41:09 Summations


Kimberly R. Mercier

Kimberly R. Mercier, MBA, PE, P.Eng., LEED AP

Kimberly Mercier is the Managing Principal of Lighting Design Innovations and is a lighting designer and professional engineer in the United States and Canada. She holds an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo and her experience includes managing electrical departments for consulting... More info »
Paul Mercier

Paul Mercier

Paul Mercier is the Design Principal of Lighting Design Innovations. A professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a professional lighting designer certified by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions, Paul has over 30... More info »