This course explores the characteristics of improvisation and creativity in the context of architectural lighting design while outlining a path toward meaningful conversation and contribution in one’s lighting design practice. It offers a wide variety of techniques to visually read space, provides various methods for rapid lighting design concept ideation, and promotes an accessible format for creative exploration and visual communication. Examples and imagery are used throughout to showcase how the creative design process can have a meaningful impact on one’s individual internal work life, and the built environment at large.
- Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for creativity through the lens of improvisation, and be given a format for implementing an intentional, organized creative process in your work as an architect, interior designer, lighting designer, or electrical engineer.
- Identify tools for visual communication, and understand the scope of vocabulary, skills, and technical knowledge necessary to effectively create, refine, communicate, and implement your design concepts with precision, accuracy, and client buy-in.
- Understand the built environment through the lens of spatial organization, its character, and the principles and elements of design; formulate lighting design solutions based on these observations; and evaluate your work for meaningful alignment with your personal, client, or project’s goals.
- Set personal and project goals that support creative growth, communication, discipline, and vision in your work.
Addie Smith has been in the architectural lighting design industry for over 7 years, working in Manhattan, Chicago, and Denver on projects all over the world. With an education in Interior Design, Addie brings a unique approach to her design process that incorporates fundamental design principles, the psychology of space, and technical expertise in lighting design. Her work is human-centric and explores how light can make people feel better.