- April 8, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
The past decade saw incredible transformation in architectural lighting. With the turn of a new decade, the industry finds itself once again facing a disruptive wave of innovation, yet this time building upon mature LED and digital communications technologies. Let’s look at how 6 disruptive trends will change how we conceive of architectural lighting. What creative new technologies will designers be adopting in the next few years?
By the year 2030, what we call “architectural lighting” will increasingly consist of embedded luminous surfaces, rich with digital content, smartly driven by data streams and responsive to our physical actions and biological needs in a space. Designers (architects, interior designers, lighting designers, etc.) will increasingly need to become experience designers, using scripting, storyboarding and digital-twin simulations to craft live, responsive new experiential concepts for guests, shoppers, patients, employees, and so forth.
Despite growing system complexity, project coordination and on-site installation costs will be reduced via digital-twin, cloud-connected commissioning and sophisticated integration of BIM processes. And these projects will use DC-power systems to reduce the consumption and cost of all these digital systems while making our buildings net-zero energy consumers. The physical hardware of lighting systems will be designed to maximize new revenue streams opened by circular economy strategies, while simultaneously reducing our environmental impact.
This event has been approved for 1 LU AIA credit.
Understand how 6 technology trends will impact the design process, construction and implementation of the architectural lighting and digital media systems in their projects.
Describe the use of current and forthcoming advances in lighting technologies and control systems to add dynamic, responsive embedded lighting to their architectural projects.
Evaluate the impact of data-driven experiences and how to start designing and implementing such experiences on real projects.
Define key methods to reduce the cost and environmental impact of integrating novel lighting technologies into architectural systems.
Brad Koerner is a creative leader in advanced lighting technologies and architectural media systems. Brad is the VP of Product Development at Cima, a national architectural signage and lighting company.
Brad has spent 20+ years in the lighting industry, where he has developed award-winning architectural lighting projects as well as industry-leading LED product lines. Brad previously worked in the Design and Corporate Venturing groups at Philips Lighting in the Netherlands, at LED pioneer Color Kinetics and at architectural lighting design firms in the Boston area.
Brad received degrees in architecture from Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Brad is an accomplished speaker and writer forecasting future trends in architectural lighting design.