Inspiring the Next Generation of Lighting Designers
by Lois I. Hutchinson
In this virtual panel discussion, five eminent lighting designers and one highly respected representative from manufacturing discuss the challenges of recruiting young lighting designers and then propose a wide range of actions our industry can take. Beyond the efforts of IALD and IESNA to offer information, invitations and funds to interested college students and educators, the lighting design profession needs to work individually and in coordinated actions to raise the profile of an exciting industry in flux.
Gensler collaborated with Lighting Design Alliance to come up with a solution for the ground floor lobby remodel of the iconic US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, California. They integrated Cooledge Lighting products expertly into the new horseshoe shaped luminous ceiling with an incredibly low wattage allotment. Performance Lighting Systems and Cooledge Lighting then teamed together post-installation to show off the space.
The SoCal lighting community is that much dimmer for the loss of our colleague and friend Cynthia Lynn Burke of Vista, California. An energetic and creative force in the industry, Cynthia founded Burke Lighting Design in San Diego in 1993. She engaged with lighting education throughout her career and taught lighting for 2 years at the Design Institute of San Diego. Her more recent work included the Revive Salon & Spa with Gensler, lighting the "Autoplast" public art installations by Amy Landesberg and the Viejas Casino & Resort with JCJ Architecture.
Steve Gensler Named Director of Engineering at Elemental LED
Contributed by ELEMENTAL LED & DIODE LED
Elemental LED, a leading U.S. based engineering and technology company that manufactures LED lighting solutions, announced today the appointment of Steve Gensler, Ph.D., as head of the Engineering and Technology department at Elemental LED. Elemental LED and its manufacturing and wholesale division, Diode LED, provides a wide variety of superior quality linear, task, and accent LED lighting solutions for both commercial and residential applications.