Ask an EP: Xingying Peng

Xingying Peng

From conceptual planning to product selection and budgeting, lighting’s comprehensive nature keeps this designer with The Lighting Practice coming back for more

 

Xingying Peng
Xingying Peng, The Lighting Practice

Why lighting?
I love that lighting influences everyone. We are all constantly stimulated by light, even though we only notice lighting when it takes on a unique presence around us. When we design lighting for a space, it affects everyone who goes there, from larger public projects to workspaces that house office workers just like me. It feels important and powerful to create comfortable environments for all people, and even more poetic that the difference we make is on a subconscious level.

Favorite project?
The recently completed TD Bank office fit out at One Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City. This was the first project I saw through from start to finish since joining The Lighting Practice as a full-time lighting designer in 2019. It was also the first time a fixture I selected was installed on a project. It was gratifying to see the fruit of my own labor and to witness a design idea realized. In addition to being a new landmark tower in New York City, TD Bank at One Vanderbilt is also a corporate office with lots of unique branding moments. Lighting plays an integral part, from sculptural pendants in TD’s signature green color to NYC neighborhood-inspired pantries, with each floor featuring a different theme and lighting gesture.

Best part of your job?
It may sound a bit cliché, but the best part of my job is being able to use all parts of my brain. Lighting design is a comprehensive service and different skills are needed at different stages of a project—broad-stroke concepts are followed by photometric calculations; product selection is followed by budget planning. There is always a different challenge ahead and never a boring moment.

Biggest obstacle you’ve encountered?
I’m an introvert so the biggest obstacle I’ve encountered is having to talk on the phone and on conference calls, especially at the level of design coordination. It has become less intimidating over time, but it is still a challenge. My coworkers offer a lot of encouragement, and I always take time to hype myself up before a long meeting or a presentation.

Most important thing for the future of the lighting industry?
Climate change will continue to be an important topic for the lighting industry. While the wide use of LED sources is a huge step forward in saving energy, and there are more and more alternatives to electricity for powering lighting systems, it is important for the future to think beyond energy preservation to making our built environment friendlier to the ecosystems around us.

Dream project or collaboration?
I would love to be a part of interdisciplinary, multimedia, site-specific “architainment” projects like the work of Moment Factory, or to be able to incorporate elements into one of TLP’s projects—creating temporal lighting moments on somewhat permanent infrastructure and making architectural lighting more interactive with everyday users. I want to bring people closer to the world around them and to each other.

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app