Understanding electrical engineers provide a different perspective on seemingly overwhelming design requirements, and early communication can lead to creative, well-designed solutions. Learn tools to help integrate lighting design with codes and other engineering requirements for an easier coordination process with fewer surprises. Through real-life examples and lessons, learn proven tactics on communication, codes, the pricing/budget process, scheduling, maintenance, emergency lighting strategies, control systems and other solutions that have been successfully implemented.
- Understand the codes, budgets and other restrictions that can impact the final lighting design, and how to design with them in mind.
- Advocate for lighting design choices more effectively with the entire team, and convey their importance to the overall success of the project.
- Understand decisions from various stakeholders, and how to design with their needs in mind.
- Discuss methods and timeline for coordination, which allows more effective communication with electrical engineers.
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.