Architecture for Light: Part 2 – Lighting Design in the Era of Energy Codes


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 2
 0:00 Intro
 5:15 The Alarming Question
 9:02 Vertical Design Process
16:00 Imagining Sessions
28:23 Appropriate Treatments
35:55 Space Volume and Geometry
43:06 Verticality
54:09 Hierarchy
1:03:04 Light and Direction
1:09:00 Efficiency of Design
1:14:44 Problem Solving Becomes Design


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 »