Most U.S. homes are woefully underlit. Code minimums are quite inadequate. Good advice is hard to find for properly lighting a home. Architect Doug Walter shares on-the-job experiences and insights that challenge conventional wisdom. Hear real-word approaches on upgrading the luminous environment for every room in the home, but especially the critical spaces, the kitchen and bath.
- Learn the “why" behind better lighting for all, and discover how inadequate code minimums and textbook guidelines are in the real world.
- Learn how to easily measure delivered foot candles on any project with existing, accessible mobile applications.
- Gain advice on light upgrades for every room in the house to improve not only the quantity, but the quality of light provided. Good lighting can be a market differentiator.
- Review research and developments on circadian-based and tunable lighting, especially in residential projects and applications.
Doug Walter Architects
Doug Walter is an architect in Denver, specializing in residential remodeling for the past 40 years. He has special expertise in lighting, accessibility, historic preservation, and millwork. Since 2015, he has been a Contributing Editor for Pro Remodeler magazine, where he has penned about 10 articles on lighting He was just recognized as one of the “2018 Top 50 Innovators” by Kitchen & Bath Design News (K&BDN) magazine, and is an active member of IES, NKBA, AIA, ICC and NAHB. Doug is currently serving on a national working group for NKBA, charged with rewriting the Kitchen & Bath Design Guidelines.