Bold, Brash, or Benign? Color in Design

  • February 10, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on Color February 10 from 12-1pm.


A three-person panel consisting of a lighting designer, graphic designer, and interior designer discusses the aesthetics of color. How does the application of color evoke emotion, create mood, define form, or punctuate a rhythm of a space? Color can be perceived as material finish, a wavelength of light, tinted glass, or anything in-between.

Each panelist has 10-15 minutes to do a deep dive into their design process when it comes to working with, applying, and specifying color.

After individual presentations, there will be time for the panelists to both query one another as well as answer audience questions.

Talk is AIA approved – 1 AIA LU available for attending.


Colin Dockrill – Senior Associate, HMFH Architects


As HMFH’s Graphic Designer, Mr. Dockrill is responsible for crafting the identity of a building through material and color selection. Working closely with each project team, he uses his strong design abilities and color intuition to give unique character to complex interior and exterior spaces. Colin is responsible for the bold and dynamic graphics that help set HMFH schools apart, transforming each learning environment into an engaging and immersive academic experience.

Jane Sullivan – Director of Interiors, Linea 5

Jane Sullivan

Over 26 years of experience in architectural and interior design. Currently, the Director of Interiors at Linea 5 Inc., Boston, MA. Jane is an energetic, creative, workplace strategist with varying roles on projects from design to project management. Project size and type range from 10,000 SF boutique corporate fit- outs to over 400,000 SF fit-out for financial services institutions. Jane’s most recent work was on a large scale fit out for a world renown cancer care institute. Jane enjoys working to create and shape interior space which inspires creativity and supports the needs of her client to be successful.

During her time at the Boston Architectural College, Jane placed second in The American Wood Council Design Competition. She is recognized as a certified Interior Design leader and recently has pursued course work at the MIT Media Lab: Beyond Smart Cities.

Ted Mather – Managing Principal, Available Light

Ted Mather

Ted has lit theatre, dance and entertainment architecture around the world for the past 35 years. He has been Associate Lighting Designer on over 20 Broadway and touring productions including “La Bete”, “God of Carnage”, “Equus”, “Oklahoma!”, “Swan Lake”, “Art”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Les Miserable”, and “Miss Saigon”. A lively decade in Las Vegas included work on the Mirage volcano, the Pirate show at Treasure Island, the Masquerade Show in the Sky at the Rio, and “EFX!” at the MGM Grand Hotel. As the Managing Principal of Available Light in New York, he designs museum and exhibit installations, covering subjects like Spies, Pirates, Fossils, Wars and Hippies. He has won awards including the Lumen, THEA, IES Illumination Awards, the Lucy G. Moses Landmarks Conservancy award, and the Redden award for Corporate and Event Lighting.


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