Events And Opportunities

Thinking Into The Future: Designing With Light

The role of light in architecture has a long history. Light is a defining element in the creation of the built environment. A dynamic and ephemeral tool, it shapes the experience of architectural space like no other factor. Designing with Light explores how practitioners, historic and contemporary, have used light in architecture. Author and historian Mark Hertzberg will consider Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterful use of glass and natural light at the SC Johnson Administration Building. Hervé Descottes, co-founder of the lighting design firm L’Observatoire International, New York City will discuss the importance of lighting in the public realm. Kulapat Yantrasast, founding partner and creative director at the Los Angeles-based design firm wHY, will share his experiences with light in designing museums and art galleries.

Following an illustrated presentation by each speaker, participants will be joined by the Trust’s curator, David Bagnall, for a panel discussion and audience questions.

Free, registration required.
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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