Previous DLF/NY Events

2016-2017 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010 2008-2009  
2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 2003-2004 2002-2003 2001-2002 2000 -2001  

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Made in New York: Custom Decorative Lighting

Join the DLF on a visit to the Flatiron home of a decorative lighting studio that designs and assembles their fixtures right here in the heart of New York City. Bec Brittain and her team open the doors to their design studio and assembly shop, guiding us through their process of experimentation and craft.


Date Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Speakers

Bec Brittain (Owner/Designer)
Amos Sutterlee (Chief Operating Officer)
Asher Arnold (Design Fabricator)

Time

5:30: Refreshments
6:00: Presentation and tour

Location

Bec Brittain Studio
27 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NYC 10011

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Luminaire-integrated Controls: How Easy is Easy?

That's the question hanging over today's "easy-to-configure" lighting control systems! Join the DLFNY and the IESNYC for a tour of the Next Generation Lighting Systems evaluation of seven systems at The New School through a collaboration with the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School of Design.

As you will see, each system in its own room was evaluated by NGLS judges for installation, configuration, lighting and control performance. Ruth Taylor, Project Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) and members of the NGLS team and manufacturer representatives will be on hand to provide perspective and answer questions.

Installed manufacturers: Cree, Crestron, LumenWerx, Nextek, Philips, Rab, Selux, Starfire


Date Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

Speaker

Ruth Taylor, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Time

5:30: Refreshments and introduction
6:00: Installation visits begin, rotating through the rooms

Location

New School University Center
63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003 (corner of 13th Street).
Event Cafe, lower lobby

Cost

Free to all

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Met Breuer: Restoring a Masterpiece

Join SBLD Studio (Lighting Designer), Beyer Blinder Belle (Architect and Conservationist) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's lighting team for a truly special 'night at the museum'. We will have private access to Marcel Breuer's mid-century masterpiece, discovering how the design team sensitively restored the many original bespoke light fixtures, including the lobby's famous array of glowing discs. The tour will conclude on the gallery floors with the Met's lighting team as they share their experiences of inheriting this fascinating space.

Note: This is a private access event at the museum and is open to DLFNY members only.

 


Date Monday, Sept 18, 2017
Speakers

Attila Uysal and Amy Ruffles, SBLD Studio
Brett Gaillard and Miriam Kelly, Beyer Blinder Belle
Clint Coller and Richard Lichte, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Time

Meet: 5:30pm
Refreshments: 5:30pm-6:30pm*
Tour and Talk: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Note: all attendees must preregister and have received a confirmation email to attend. No same-day admittance will be allowed. Attendees must bring photo ID. Registration closes on September 13.
*Registered attendees must be present by 6:30pm for the beginning of the walking tour which commences from the Arlington Club. There will be no late admissions after this time.

Location

Arlington Club, 1032 Lexington Ave.
The tour will commence following refreshments and introduction at the Arlington Club.


Map

Cost

DLF members - $15.
Non-members - $15 with new $50 membership.

(Open to members only)

 

2016 - 2017:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Invested in Design:
The New York Stock Exchange

Join SBLD Studio (Lighting Designers) and Studios Architecture (Architects) for a unique opportunity to explore the renovated conference and dining floors at the historic New York Stock Exchange. We will see how the team used modern lighting interventions to support the space as a cutting-edge corporate venue and simultaneously brought beautiful historic features, including a decommissioned Tiffany glass skylight, back to life. The evening will conclude on the iconic NYSE Trading Floor to view the repositioned Bell Balcony.

 


Date Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Speakers

Susan Brady and Amy Ruffles, SBLD Studio
Sarah Poist, Studios Architecture

Time

Meet: 5:45pm*
Refreshments: 6:15pm
Tour and Talk: 7:00pm

Note: A security check will be carried out on all registered attendees prior to the event. Attendees must bring photo ID.
*There will be no late admissions due to security and access restrictions.

Location

Meet on the steps of the Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street.
We'll enter the building together through the dark blue tent at the corner of Wall St and Broad St.


Map

Cost

DLF members and students - $10.
Non-members - $20 admission or $10 with new $50 membership.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dancing with the Lights
(2017)

Join us again at Lincoln Center for a glimpse into the world of lighting design for dance. Mark Stanley, resident lighting designer for New York City Ballet, will deliver a short talk about his experience designing for dance. We will then move into the theater for an opportunity to observe a portion of NYCB's tech rehearsal for their newest premiere. Due to NYCB rehearsal schedules, this is a quick lunchtime program and punctuality is required. Arrivals after 12:15pm will not be admitted.

Note this is a daytime event. Open to members only


Date Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Speakers

Mark Stanley, Resident Lighting Designer, New York City Ballet

Time

Meet: 12:15pm
Presentation:12:30pm
Ballet rehearsal 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Arrivals after 12:15pm will not be admitted. Note that entering and exiting the theater will be restricted during the rehearsal to minimize distraction to artists.

Location

David H. Koch Theater (State Theater), Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Ninth Avenue @ 64th Street

Cost

$10. Open to DLF members only.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

85 Broad: Lighting a Public Space Experience

When you arrive at 85 Broad, proceed to the building security desk to sign in. From there, you'll be directed to the LPQ cafe in the lower level. Note that this is NOT Le Pain Quotidian at the street level.

Join us along with the designers from upLIGHT Studio for an exploration of the newly renovated public spaces at 85 Broad. Highlights include two animated lighting sculptures that wind through the interior and exterior of the building to create a playful and inviting experience. Custom chandeliers tie these sculptures together with a unified design language, and illuminated map-themed elements place the building's historic location into the larger context of the city.

The discussion will include the use of sophisticated controls to achieve the desired effects while leveraging the existing electrical infrastructure and keeping the project on budget.

RSVP for this event

 

 




Interior photos: Adam Kane Macchia. Exterior photo: Michael Stiller

Date Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Speakers

Michael Stiller, upLight Design

Time

Refreshments: 6:00pm
Presentation: 6:30pm
Tour: 7:15pm

Location

in Quotidien, 85 Broad Street

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

85 Broad: Lighting a Public Space Experience

Join us along with the designers from upLIGHT Studio and ESI Design for an exploration of the newly renovated public spaces at 85 Broad. Highlights include two animated lighting sculptures that wind through the interior and exterior of the building to create a playful and inviting experience. Custom chandeliers tie these sculptures together with a unified design language, and illuminated map-themed elements place the building's historic location into the larger context of the city.

The discussion will include the use of sophisticated controls to achieve the desired effects while leveraging the existing electrical infrastructure and keeping the project on budget.

 

 



Interior photos: Adam Kane Macchia. Exterior photo: Michael Stiller

Date Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Speakers

Michael Stiller, upLIGHT
Emily Webster, ESI Design

Time

Refreshments: 6:00pm
Presentation: 6:30pm
Tour: 7:15pm

Location

Check in at building security desk before going to
LPQ Cafe, inside 85 Broad Street

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Taking Sides: the DLFNY annual "debate"

Join us for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Enjoy a verbal joust as the debaters take sides on some of the most pressing topics in the lighting industry, during a light-hearted evening of discussion mixed with humorous provocation and competition.

The topics have been chosen to provoke a dialog, so the opinions expressed by our panel may not be their personal stance, but will surely be interesting to hear.

Our confirmed panel members include prominent figures from all aspects of the lighting industry.

The event is hosted by the Fashion Institute of Technology Interior Design Department and is free and open to all.

 

 


Taking Sides at Parsons School of Design, 2015. Photos: David Bergman

Date February 15 , 2017
Speakers

Confirmed participants to date:

Lee Brandt, HLB Lighting
Christopher Brown, Wiedenbach Brown
Megan Carroll, Acuity Brands Lighting

Star Davis, Arup
Jamie Eck, Satco Lighting
Mark Roush, Experience Light, LLC
Cynthia Turner, Se'lux
Jimmie Underwood, Stan Deutch Associates

Moderator:
Dan Blitzer, The Practical Lighting Workshop LLC

Time

Refreshments: 5:30pm
Debate: 6:30pm

Location

Fashion Institute of Technology
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
227 West 27th Street at 7th Avenue

Cost

Free to all

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Barneys Downtown: back where it all began

Barneys returns to Chelsea, back in its original 17th street location, and transforms its old home into a new must-visit retail destination. Totally renovated, this spectacular multi-level store comes together around a winding central sculptural staircase. Join us for a presentation and tour with the lighting designers from Cooley Monato Studio.

Register here

 

 



Date January 17, 2017

Speakers Emily Monato, YuSun Hwang, Carol Castillo, Cooley Monato Studio

Time

Refreshments: 6:00pm
Presentation: 6:30pm
Tour: 7:00pm

Please arrive by 6:30

Location

Cafeteria, 119th Seventh Avenue (corner of 17th Street)
Tour of Barneys to follow presentation at Cafeteria

Note that ID is required

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

Registration closes Jan 12. Space is limited.
Register here

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The DLFNY Holiday Party!

Celebrate the warmth of the season with the DLFNY.

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Festive food and drink provided.

Date December 6, 2016
Time

5:30 - 9:30 PM

Location

iGuzzini Lighting USA
60 Madison Ave @ 26th St., 2nd Floor
NYC 10010

Cost

DLF members - no charge.
(Sorry, members only)

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Something Old Made - Fabulously - New Again

Join lighting designer Randy Wilson for a tour of a remarkable 7-level exclusive townhouse, newly renovated and relighted. In the final stages of customization and refinement, the installation reveals the challenges, solutions, and details of a complex lighting and control project. There's much to see and learn, plus you will enjoy viewing the spectacular interior and exterior living spaces.

Register here

 


 

Date Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time

Refreshments: 5:30pm
Tour and talk: 6:00pm

Speakers

Randy Wilson, R. F. Wilson Design Assc.

Location

308 West 88th Street (between West End and Riverside)
Take the 1 train to 86th Street or C/B trains to 86th Street and walk west.

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

Register here

 

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Elevated Landscape

Liberty Park is New York City's newest park and is the most recent addition to the World Trade Center site. Please join us for a talk and tour of the park and its design, led by the design team from Fisher Marantz Stone.

Register here

 


photos: Technilum

 

Date Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time

Meet: 5:30pm
Tour and talk: 6:00pm

Note that, due to conflicts with holidays and industry events, there is no rain date. In the event of bad weather, please bring an umbrella.

Speakers

Hank Forrest and Yena Han, Fisher Marantz Stone

Location

Liberty Park is located between West and Greenwich Street; directly south of the of the South Pool of the 9/11 Memorial.

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

Register here

 

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Lincoln Square Synagogue: Glowing Inside and Out

Join us for a tour and presentation of the newly completed Lumen and IALD award-winning Lincoln Square Synagogue. Theresa Genovese of Cetra Ruddy Architecture and Ellen Sears of Tillotson Design Associates will guide us through the innovative design and lighting of the interior and exterior spaces. Their presentation will discuss the development of the architectural concepts, along with an explanation of how the lighting design was conceived and integrated with the architecture.

 

 

Date Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time

Refreshments: 5:30pm
Presentation and tours: 6:15pm

Speakers

Theresa M. Genovese AIA, LEED AP Principal Cetra Ruddy
Ellen Sears - Tillotson Lighting Design

Location

180 Amsterdam Avenue
between West 68th and West 69th streets

 

Friday, August 5, 2016
Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

Join us for a special summer event and an exclusive early morning tour of The Met's 2016 Costume Institutes exhibition: "Manus x Machina." Fashion and technology come together and are exquisitely displayed in an exhibition designed by OMA NY with the lighting design by Dot Dash. This tour will allow you to see the exhibit with the designer and without all the crowds. Meet before work, take in some inspiration and after the tour join us for a coffee and pastries in the plaza before you head to the office.

(Note: this is a morning event.)


Left photo: Brett Beyer


 

 

Date Friday, August 5, 2016
Time

Meet at 8:15am.
Tours start at 8:30am.

Speaker

Christopher Cheap, Principal, Dot Dash

Location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue

meet on the front steps

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Secret Language of Color

Join authors Joann and Arielle Eckstut for a discussion of their book's topic, The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Violet.

Color is fascinating. Color underpins our understanding of the world around us. Light and color are inseparable. Why is the sky blue? The grass green? The rose red? Color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology. Using the vibrant and intriguing illustrations from their book, our speakers will celebrate and illuminate the countless ways in which color colors our world.

 

Date Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time

Networking at 5:30
Presentation at 6:00

Speakers

Joann and Arielle Eckstut, authors

Location

Center for Light + Space at Acuity Brands
5 Penn Plaza (8th avenue at 33rd Street)

 

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016

Cocktail Reception and Introduction to LEDs and LEDucation for Interior Designers

In anticipation of LEDucation 10, we have an evening specifically for Interior Designers. Join us for a fun night of networking and presentations to get you up to speed on LEDs. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Everyone attending the reception will have free entry to LEDucation 10 with exclusive complimentary entry to two interior design lectures: "Residential Applications for LED Lighting" by Joe Rey-Barreau and "LEDs Demystified for Interior Designers" by Diana Mesh. And everyone attending LEDucation 10 will also receive a complimentary membership to The Designers Lighting Forum of New York for the balance of the current year.

The event is free and open to all (but especially Interior Designers).

Date March 9, 2016
Time

5:30 Networking Session
6:30 Presentation "Introduction to LEDucation"
7:15 Discussion and Networking

Speaker

Charles Pavarini III, Assoc ASID, IIDA, Founder-President, Charles Pavarini Design

Location

Lapicida Showroom
The D&D Building
The Annex, 222 East 59th St., Street Entrance

 

 

Tuesday, May 3 , 2016

Dancing with the Lights

Join us at Lincoln Center for a glimpse into the world of lighting design for dance. Mark Stanley, resident lighting designer for New York City Ballet, will deliver a short talk about his experience designing for dance. We will then move into the theater for an opportunity to observe a portion of NYCB's tech rehearsal for their newest premiere. Due to NYCB rehearsal schedules, this is a quick lunchtime program and punctuality is required. Arrivals after 12:30pm will not be admitted.

Note this is a daytime event.

Open to members only

 

Date May 3, 2016
Time

Meet for presentation at 12:20pm sharp
Rehearsal 1pm to 1:45pm
(entering and exiting the theater will be restricted during the rehearsal to minimize distraction to artists)

Speaker

Mark Stanley, Resident Lighting Designer, New York City Ballet

Location

David H. Koch Theater (State Theater), Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
Ninth Avenue @ 64th Street

Cost

Open to DLF members only - $10.

 

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Vuitton, Virtually

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is a stunning addition to the City of Lights. While we can't actually take you to Paris, we can bring the project to you here in New York. Nicolas Dufils of L'Observatoire will walk us through the lighting of this deep collaboration between Frank Gehry's office and LVMH. We'll get a virtual tour of the lighting design, mock-ups and construction of this almost entirely custom-made project that's become an instant icon.


© Studio Dubuisson

 

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016

Cocktail Reception and Introduction to LEDs and LEDucation for Interior Designers

In anticipation of LEDucation 10, we have an evening specifically for Interior Designers. Join us for a fun night of networking and presentations to get you up to speed on LEDs. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Everyone attending the reception will have free entry to LEDucation 10 with exclusive complimentary entry to two interior design lectures: "Residential Applications for LED Lighting" by Joe Rey-Barreau and "LEDs Demystified for Interior Designers" by Diana Mesh. And everyone attending LEDucation 10 will also receive a complimentary membership to The Designers Lighting Forum of New York for the balance of the current year.

The event is free and open to all (but especially Interior Designers).

Date March 9, 2016
Time

5:30 Networking Session
6:30 Presentation "Introduction to LEDucation"
7:15 Discussion and Networking

Speaker

Charles Pavarini III, Assoc ASID, IIDA, Founder-President, Charles Pavarini Design

Location

Lapicida Showroom
The D&D Building
The Annex, 222 East 59th St., Street Entrance

Cost

Free to all

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016

Taking Sides

Join us for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Enjoy a verbal joust, as the debaters take sides on some of the most pressing topics in the lighting industry, during a light-hearted evening of discussion mixed with humorous provocation and competition.

The topics have been chosen to provoke a dialog, so the opinions expressed by our panel may not be their personal stance, but will surely be interesting to hear.

•Is it important to have a theatrical background to be a good architectural lighting designer?

•Manufacturer representatives are valuable to the lighting design practice.

•New IES color metrics and new color shifting sources prioritize quality of lighting over energy efficiency.

•Controls design should be part of the lighting designer’s scope
.

Our confirmed panel members include prominent figures from all aspects of the lighting industry.

The event is hosted by the New York School of Interior Design and is free and open to all.

Date February 24 , 2016
Time

Refreshments 5:30 PM
Program 6:30 PM

Participants

Richard Agriss, Enterprise Lighting Sales
Joe Belfer, O'Blaney Rinker
Levia Lew (Reveal Design Group)
Dan Rogers, ICF International
Mark Roush (President IES)
Kenneth Schutz (Focus Lighting)
Matthew Tirschwell (Tirschwell & Co.)
Peiheng Tsai (PHT Lighting)

Location Auditorium, New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
Cost

Free to all


Last year's Taking Sides. Photos: David Bergman

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

See what's cooking at (and lighting) the new Institute of Culinary Education

If you can't stand the heat, come visit THESE kitchens! The Institute of Culinary Education has been reborn bigger, better and, of course, energy efficient in their new Brookfield Place residence. Coinciding with their 40th anniversary and the help of TPG Architects, ICE built a new 74,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility. Complete with views of the Hudson River to the west and the World Trade Center the east, ICE is probably the most sophisticated and beautiful culinary arts school in the country.

 


Photos: Tim Williams

Date Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time

6:00 PM Refreshments
6:45 PM Presentation

Speakers Rick Smilow - Owner, Institute of Culinary Education
Richard Simpson - V.P. of Education, I.C.E.
Edward Perez - Project Manager, TPG Architecture
Clifford Starr - Chief Lighting Designer, Lighting by Gregory

Location

225 Liberty Street
Brookfield Place in Battery Park City
NY, NY 10281
Google map entrance directions

 

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

DLFNY Holiday Party!

Celebrate the warmth of the season with the DLFNY.

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Festive food and drink provided.

Date December 3, 2015
Time

6:30 - 10:30 PM

Location

iGuzzini Lighting USA
60 Madison Ave @ 26th St., 2nd Floor
NYC 10010

Cost

DLF members - no charge.
(Sorry, members only)

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Bright New Face for Carnegie Hall

How do you light the exterior of an iconic historic building while conforming to the restrictions of the Landmarks Preservation Commission? The team at Kugler Ning handled this brilliantly in their Lumen Award-winning work on Carnegie Hall. Join us to see how they brought new life to the building's decorative details while facing strict rules about altering the building, all in time for the hall's 125th anniversary.

 



photo: Jeff Goldberg, Esto

Date

Wednesday, November 18

Time

Reception and refreshments - 6:00pm
Presentation - 6:30pm
Following the presentation, we'll view the project up close and then cross the street for an indoor view at The Park Hyatt, 3rd fl. lounge.

Speakers

Jerry Kugler, Principal, Kugler Ning Lighting Design
Amber Moriarty, Studio Director, Kugler Ning Lighting Design

Location

The Redeye Grill
890 7th Ave., corner of 56th St.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Stroll Along the East River

Join us as Tillotson Design Associates takes us on a “walk and talk” tour of their award winning East River Waterfront Esplanade and Pier 15 Project. The revitalized area under FDR drive now includes increased access to the waterfront, varied recreational spaces, a continuous bikeway and multiple seating options for views out over the river.

We'll meet at the Watermark Bar on Pier 15 for refreshments while we wait for the sun to set and watch as the esplanade transforms from day to night.

 


Date

Tuesday, October 20th

Time

Reception and refreshments 6:00pm
Tours 6:30
- 8:00pm

Meet at the bar at 6:00pm. Tours start at 6:30pm and the bar space is available till 8:00pm. Sunset is at 6:09 that night so it should start to be dark enough by 6:30 to start seeing the project.

Speaker

Erin Dreyfous, Principal, Tillotson Design Associates

Location

Watermark Bar
Pier 15
78 South Street, New York, NY 10038
Directions and map

Cost

Free and open to the public

 

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Downtown Revival

Join us for our 'season opener' as we explore two unique downtown projects.

The ICRAVE team will lead a tour of the newly opened 'Le District' - a French marketplace with a New York twist. Divided into districts, the 30,000 square foot market includes cafes, gardens, bars and restaurants, enticing users through a series of dynamic dining experiences.

The Kugler Ning team will follow with a tour showcasing the new Pavilion at Brookfield Place. Enclosing a pair of dramatically lit 54-foot tall expressive columns, the glass pavilion creates a grand new entrance to the former World Financial Center.

Both teams will lead us through the design approach, the experience, and the challenges that arose throughout the process leading to the downtown destination Brookfield Place has now become.

 

Date September 16, 2015
Time

Reception and refreshments 6:00 PM
Tour 6:30
PM

Speakers

Jerry Kugler, Principal, Kugler Ning Lighting Design
Jackson Ning II, Principal, Kugler Ning Lighting Design
Renée Joosten, ICRAVE
Brian Smith, ICRAVE

Location Le Bar at Le District
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Art and Light at the Fulton Center

It took a decade of design and construction, but the magnificent Fulton Center subway station is open, with lighting playing a critical role. Join lighting designers Matt Franks and Star Davis from Arup for a presentation on the daylighting and electric lighting systems that culminate in the Sky Reflector-Net, illuminated by a 50 foot oculus skylight.

An integrated artwork, the Sky Reflector-Net is the result of an engineer, architect, and artist collaboration with Arup, Grimshaw Architects and James Carpenter Design Associates. After refreshments and a brief introduction to the project, we will walk to the station to see the daylight and electric lighting at dusk.


Photo credit Matt Franks / Arup

 

 

Date May 27 , 2015
Time

Refreshments 6:00 PM
Presentation 6:30 PM
Walk to Fulton Center: 7:00
Q+A at station: 7:30

Speakers

Matt Franks, Associate, Arup
Star Davis, Senior Lighting Designer, Arup

Location 3LD Art & Technology
80 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006 map
Cost

DLF members - $10.00
Students - no charge.
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lighting the SHoP

Join us and the BOLD team for an exclusive guided tour of SHoP Architect’s new 30,500 square foot office space in the iconic Woolworth Building. The speakers will discuss the lighting design approach and describe their experiences and the challenges that arose in creating a functional yet fresh design.


images ©2015 SHoP Architects PC

 

 

Date April 22, 2015
Time

Refreshments 6:00 PM
Tour groups starting at 6:30 PM

Speakers

Charlie Dumais – BOLD Design Director
Ryan Raica – BOLD Senior Designer
Emily Johnson – ShoP Construction Project Director
Luke Carnahan - ShoP Associate

Location SHoP Architects
233 Broadway, Woolworth Building, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership

Space is limited.

 

Thursday & Friday, March 5 - 6, 2015

LEDucation 9

DATE:
Thursday - March 5th - 10:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday - March 6th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

LOCATION:
The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street, NY, NY 10019
(Located in the heart of Midtown on bustling 7th Avenue)

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Illuminating Residential Projects II

Join our hands-on workshop for an exciting opportunity to work with a Lighting Designer and see first-hand how technological advances in lighting can impact your designs. Actual samples of textiles, stone and wood will be used to demonstrate which lamps to use and when; working light fixtures will be part of these live demonstrations. Bring in a sample of your own for testing with our professional Lighting Designers. Co-hosted with ASID NY Metro Chapter and IFDA.

 

 

Date April 22 , 2015
Time

Refreshments 6:00 PM
Tour groups starting at 6:30 PM

Speakers

Charlie Dumais – BOLD Design Director
Ryan Raica – BOLD Senior Designer
Emily Johnson – ShoP Construction Project Director
Luke Carnahan - ShoP Associate

Location
SHoP Architects
233 Broadway, Woolworth Building, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20.00 admission or FREE with new $50.00 DLFNY annual membership


Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015

Taking Sides

Join us for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Enjoy a verbal joust, as the debaters take sides on some of the most pressing topics in the lighting industry, during a light-hearted evening of discussion mixed with humorous provocation and competition.

The topics have been chosen to provoke a dialog, so the opinions expressed by our panel may not be their personal stance, but will surely be interesting to hear.

Our confirmed panel members include prominent figures from all aspects of the lighting industry.

Your attendance will help support a donation to benefit lighting education, with a donation by the DLFNY for each audience member in attendance, so bring your friends and colleagues!

The event is hosted by the Lighting Design Program at Parsons the New School for Design and is free and open to all.

Date February 18 , 2015
Time

Refreshments 5:30 PM
Program 6:30 PM

Participants Glenn Shrum, Parsons the New School for Design + Flux Studio
Marty Salzberg, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Jesse Lowenstein, iGuzzini
Jason Neches, L’Observatoire International
Mark Roush, Experience Light, President-elect, IES
Gary Dulanski, The Dulanski Group
Brian Orter, Brian Orter Lighting Design
Ann Schiffers, USA Illumination

Location The Auditorium, Room A106
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
Parsons the New School for Design
66 West 12th Street
Cost

Free to all

This program counts as 1 AIA CES Learning Unit

 

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

DLFNY Holiday Party!

Celebrate the warmth of the season with the DLFNY, Toys for Tots and a live jazz trio.

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Festive food and drink provided.

RSVP here

Date December 4, 2014
Time

6:30 - 10:30 PM

Location

iGuzzini Lighting USA
60 Madison Ave @ 26th St., 2nd Floor
NYC 10010

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
(Sorry, members only)
RSVP here

 

Wednesday, Nov 19

Lions and Tigers and ... Lights, Oh My!

Spend a spectacular evening with the DLF under the Big Top at the Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center. We'll see the world premiere of their all-new show, Metamorphosis, and after the show we'll hear how Lighting Designer Howell Binkley illuminates the magic.

 

Date Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Speaker

Howell Binkley

Time

6:30pm - Show

Location

Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center Plaza
To the left of the Metropolitan Opera House
At the Big Apple Tent

Cost

Tickets $26 (regularly $52)

 

Tuesday, Oct 14

Energetic Lighting:
Red Bull Music Academy

Join us for an in depth discussion of the Red Bull Music Academy project recently completed by the architectural lighting design firm, Tillotson Design Associates. Located in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, the project involved transforming four vacant floors into a series of meeting spaces, galleries, and recording studios. The architecture and lighting create an atmosphere of experimentation intended to spark creativity and collaboration among top musicians around the world for what was a month-long venture of learning and producing music in a new, cutting edge environment. Interior lighting plays an essential part in dramatically transforming the space from day to night while supporting the many events, from gallery exhibitions to concerts, currently held within.

Erin Dreyfous, principal at Tillotson Design Associates, will present the concept process and final design solutions for this award-winning (IALD Award of Excellence) project.



images credit: Greg Irikura

Date Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

Speaker

Erin Dreyfous – Principal, Tillotson Design Associates

Time

6:00pm - Refreshments
6:30pm - Presentation and tours

Location

Red Bull Studios
220 W 18th St.
between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave

This program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Tuesday, Sept 23

Relighting a Landmark:
Tavern on the Green

Join us for the "season opener" of our 2014/2015 calendar as the Focus team takes us on a tour of another of their amazing projects: the re-opened Tavern on the Green. Starting with the beautiful courtyard and landscape lighting and following through to the interior spaces with their warm Victorian feel, we'll see how updated historic elements are seamlessly combined with modern interventions utilizing both standard and custom products.


Date Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014

 

Speakers/
Co-Designers

Paul Gregory – Principal, Focus Lighting
Ken Billington - KB Associates, Inc.
Brett Andersen – Principal, Focus Lighting
Christine Hope - Senior Designer, Focus Lighting

Time

6:00pm - Refreshments
6:30pm - Presentations and tours

Location

Tavern on the Green
Central Park West @ West 67th Street

 

2013-2014 calendar:

Wednesday, May 21

Light for a Manhattan Icon:
The flashy rebirth of The New York Palace Hotel

Come see the just completed, crazy-luxurious renovation, by Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design & C.M. Kling & Associates, of one of the city's most iconic hotels. The $140-million upgrade transformed a landmark architectural gem into the premier modern hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

We'll start at the historic Villard Mansion portion at Tavern on 51 Bar & Lounge where landmarked elements meet modern architectural lighting, finishes & fabrics. After the presentation we'll tour through public spaces including the lobby, reception & lounge, Trouble's Trust underbar, & patisserie. Pending availability, we'll also get to take a look at the $25,000/night triplex suites at the top of the Palace tower -- the Jewel Suite blinged out with baubles, art, fixtures, and furnishings by jeweler to the stars Martin Katz and the Champagne Suite. Let's just say extravagance was the key design element.




Photography courtesy of the New York Palace Hotel, Bruce Buck Photography

Date Wednesday, May 21, 2014

 

Speakers

Lee E. Brandt, IALD, LC, LEED AP BD+C - Principal at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
David Ghatan, IALD, IESNA, LC - President of C.M. Kling & Associates, Inc.
Bradley Sisenwain - Senior Designer at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Time

6:00pm - Refreshments & Hors d'ouevres in Tavern on 51
6:45pm sharp - Presentation followed by tour

Location

NY Palace Hotel
Tavern on 51 Bar
entrance at 24 East 51st Street
(adjacent to the NY Palace Hotel marquee)
New York, NY 10022

http://www.newyorkpalace.com/location

 

Tuesday, April 8

BAM Fisher:
Brooklyn's Next Wave Theater

Join us for a tour and discussion of BAM's new Richard B. Fisher building a LEED Gold performing arts center that promises to be an artistic hub within a developing cultural community. The central challenge of the design was to create, on a small budget, an inviting exterior under the constraints of the building's landmark-status; the principal lighting features had to be subtle or come from within.

The building draws one in through its street presence and enlivened interior, illuminating the façade without marring the historic fabric. The open lobby, rooftop terrace, and flexible black-box theater comprise an extension of BAM that is inextricably woven into its neighborhood.

Cline Bettridge Bernstein, lighting designers on the project, will lead a tour through the primary spaces of the facility and will discuss their concept and solutions.


photos © Francis Dzikowski / ESTO

Date Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 

Speakers

Francesca Bettridge, IALD, FIES, LC - Principal
Michael Hennes, IES, LEED AP - Associate Principal
Nathalie Faubert, IES - Senior Associate

Time

6:00 - refreshments on the Rooftop Terrace (or Lower Lobby in case of rain)
6:30 - presentation followed by tour

Location

BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

map & directions

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 18 & 19

Expanded to a new 2-day format
and held in a new venue!

DATE:
Tuesday - March 18th - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday - March 19th - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

LOCATION:
The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue, 53rd Street, NY, NY 10019
(Located in the heart of Midtown on bustling 7th Avenue)

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26th, 2014

Candles and Liquid Light:
Reflections on Lost and Found Technologies and the Poetry of the Home

Join us for this special night in the treasure trove of the Newel showroom. Linnaea Tillett, combining her expertise in lighting design and environmental psychology, will discuss the artistry of light and interiors through the ages and its impacts on experiencing what we call home.

We will be surrounded by an extensive collection of lighting creations dating back to the 17th century and will have access to all five floors of the Newel showroom building. Don't miss this fabulous experience.


Illustration by Arthur Rackham

Date February 26, 2014


Photo: Newel Galleries

Time 5:30 - 6:15 pm Networking and cocktails
6:15 - 7:15 pm Program
7:15 - 8:00 pm Explore the five floors of global treasures at Newel Galleries
Speakers Linnaea Tillett, PhD, Principal, Tillett Lighting Design Inc.
Guy Regal, Executive Managing Director, Newel, LLC
Location Newel Galleries
425 East 53rd Street
Cost

Free to all

 

Wednesday, Jan 15th, 2014

The End of Night

Meet Professor Paul Bogard of James Madison University and author of the recently published The End of Night as he relates his travels to experience the impact of light and darkness on the human and natural environment.

"Not another dark skies screed, Bogard's take is a nuanced appreciation of artificial light and natural darkness."

Date January 15 , 2014
Time

Refreshments - 5:30 PM
Presentation - 6:15-7:15, including Q&A

Location

Acuity Lighting (Center for Light and Space)
5 Penn Plaza
corner 34th and 8th Avenue

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

This program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4th, 2013

DLFNY Holiday Party!

Celebrate the warmth of the season with the DLFNY, Toys for Tots and a live jazz trio.

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Date December 4, 2013
Time

6:30 - 10:30 PM

Location

iGuzzini Lighting USA
60 Madison Ave @ 26th St., 2nd Floor
NYC 10010

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
(Sorry, members only)

 

Wednesday, November 13

Illuminating the Guest Experience

Tour the newly renovated Conrad Hotel in Battery Park City, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and L'Observatoire International. Included in the total renovation, along with restaurants, ballrooms, guest rooms and an exterior arcade, is a dramatic 14-story lobby featuring a 100' x 100' Sol Lewitt painting grazed with color-changing lighting, an illuminated hanging "veil" sculpture by architect Monica Ponce De Leone, a theatrically-lit LED wall and custom furniture.

L'Obervatoire Senior Lighting Designer Nicolas Dufils will lead the tour and discussion.

Space is limited for this event.

Date Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013

 

Speaker

Nicolas Dufils, Senior Lighting Designer, L’Observatoire International, Inc.

Time

5:30 - refreshments
6:15 - presentation followed by tour

Location

Meet in the ATRIO Wine Bar/Restaurant inside the hotel lobby, 102 North End Avenue, Battery Park City

map & directions

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

 

Tuesday, October 15

Beacon at the Crossroads of Brooklyn: Barclays Center Exterior

 

Join us as Tillotson Design Associates presents the exterior lighting of SHoP Architects-designed instant landmark Barclays Center.

The Cor-Ten steel wrapped arena serves as a connection point for Brooklyn and the greater New York City area, drawing crowds for basketball games and musical acts from Beyoncé to Paul McCartney. The striking lighting of the entry plaza creates a space for large crowds to gather and meet, and links the building to both the surrounding streets and a major subway connection. We'll hear about the façade-integrated lighting and plaza lighting for this new iconic addition to the city.


Photo Credit: Tommy Voeten
Date Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013

 

Speaker

Christopher Cheap - Principal, Tillotson Design Associates

Time

Arrive 6:00pm / Presentation: 6:15pm

Location

Meet in front of the Barclays Center at the new Ursula von Rydingsvard statue in the plaza at 6:00pm. (The statue is visible from subway entrance.)

Link to Barclays map
Google Map link to Barclays Arena

This is an outdoor event. Please dress appropriately.

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

 

 

Wednesday, September 11

James Turrell at the Guggenheim

 

A spectacular season opener: join us for a private viewing and discussion of James Turrell's phenomenal exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum. Described by The New York Times as a "nearly hallucinatory play of light and color that makes brilliant use of the museum’s famed rotunda and ocular skylight," this is Turrell's first exhibit at a NY museum in over 30 years.

We will meet at The Wright restaurant, adjacent to the museum, and from there we will have exclusive access to the exhibit, with an introduction and explanation of the lighting technology from the museum's Head of Exhibition Lighting, Mary Ann Hoag.

Space is limited and open to members and new members only, and we ask that you please RSVP only if you definitely plan to attend.

 
Date Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013

 

Speaker

Mary Ann Hoag, Head of Exhibition Lighting, Guggenheim Museum

Time

Refreshments 5:45 - 7:15 PM
First tour 6:00 PM sharp
Second tour 6:30 PM sharp

Location

The Wright Restaurant & Bar
Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
at 88th Street


Cost

DLF members - free (or free to new members with a $50 annual membership)

 

2012-2013 calendar:

Wednesday, June 12

Taking Sides

Join us for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Enjoy a verbal joust, as the debaters take sides on some of the most pressing topics in the lighting industry, during a light-hearted evening of discussion mixed with humorous provocation and competition.

The topics have been chosen to provoke a dialog, so the opinions expressed by our panel may not be their personal stance, but will surely be interesting to hear.

Resolved: Energy codes are ruining lighting design
Resolved: Lighting degree programs are unnecessary because good lighting design is learned from experience
Resolved: It is necessary to have a lighting designer for every project that has an Architect and Electrical Engineer
Resolved: The more consolidation of the lighting industry the better

Your attendance will help support a donation to benefit lighting education, with $100 donated by the DLF for each audience member in attendance, so bring your friends and colleagues!

The event is hosted by FIT and is free and open to all. Space is limited. All attendees must RSVP online by Tuesday, June 11th. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated due to building security.

Date Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Debaters
(confirmed to date)

Phil Cialdella, President, Light Abilities
Paul Gregory, Principal, Focus Lighting
Nelson Jenkins, Principal, Lumen Architecture
Stephen Lees, Senior Principal, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Randy Sabedra, Principal, RS Lighting Design
Donna Sumner, Product Development Manager, Acuity Brands Lighting
Attila Uysal, Principal Lighting Designer, SBLD Studio


Time

Refreshments 5:30 PM
Debate 6:30PM

Location

Fashion Institute of Technology

Debate will be in the Fred P. Pomerantz Art & Design Center,
entrance at northwest corner 7th Ave and 27th St., Rm. D523


Cost

This event is free to all.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Loft Lighting: Challenges and Solutions

Join the DLF for a behind-the-scenes look at the lighting and design concepts for a dramatic duplex Tribeca loft. The evening will include an unusual opportunity to see a work in progress with mock-ups of the planned installations and initial lighting installed.

Lighting/interior designer Randy Wilson will be joined by Robert Goldberg, architect, and Judy Sheridan, interior designer, as they discuss their collaborative roles in solving the many design challenges.

Date Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Presenters

Randy Wilson*, R. Wilson Design
Robert Goldberg, Architect
Judy Sheridan*, Sheridan Interiors, Inc.

*DLFNY Board Member

Time Refreshments 5:30 PM
Debate 6:30 PM
Location

66 Leonard Street
(Southeast corner of Church Street and Leonard Street )
map

Cost DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 annual membership.

 

 

Tuesday, April 9

The National September 11 Memorial Tour

A NYC Lighting Community Event, jointly Sponsored by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, NYC Section (IESNYC), Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), and IES Long Island (IESLI).

Join us for a lecture and tour of the September 11 Memorial.

Paul Marantz of Fisher Marantz Stone and Ron Schimmelpfenning of Winona Lighting will discuss the lighting design for the World Trade Center memorial site as well as the development of the linear submersible fixtures installed in the site’s reflecting pools. Attendees will be able to hear this lecture before visiting the site and seeing as it transitions from day to evening.

 

Date Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Speakers

Paul Marantz (FMS Lighting)
Ron Schimmelpfenning (Winona Lighting)

Time

5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m.
Lecture will start at 5:30 off site prior to walking the WTC Memorial
WTC memorial entry starts 6:30

Location

We will be meeting at an off-site location prior to walking to the WTC Memorial. Detailed information for registered guests will be sent by email.

Cost

DLFNY, IESNYC and IESLI members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 DLFNY membership.

Attendance is limited so register early. All attendees must pre-register for this event. There is a limited number of people allowed into the memorial site and there will be NO walk-ins.
If you are member of more than one of these organizations only register with one group.

This program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

 

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

With a larger exhibit space, 50+ new exhibitor tables, AIA CEU accredited programs and more.

 

 

Date Weds, March 20, 2013
Time

Exhibit Hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. LED
Presentations will begin at 10:30 a.m. thru 7:00 p.m
Complete list of Speakers and Presentations

Location

Hotel Pennsylvania - Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 7th Ave
bet. 32nd & 33rd Streets
New York NY 10001

Cost

DLF & IES Members: No charge (Pre-registration required)
General Attendance: $20 (Pre-registered)
On-Site Registration: $25
Students are encouraged to attend as a complimentary guest with pre-registration and ID.

Seminars are eligible for AIA/CES Learning Units



 

Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2013

ILLUMINATING RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS
In the Midst of the Lighting Revolution

New residential lighting technologies and how they impact our perception of color and texture in the residential environment of today will be the topic of this expert panel, consisting of an Interior Designer, Lighting Designer, Electrician, Colorist, Lighting Control Expert and Manufacturer.

Cohosted with the IFDA.

Panelists:

Todd Manegold, Director, LED Lamps Marketing NA, Phillips Lighting

Charles Pavarini III, Interior Designer, President, Charles Pavarini III Design Associates, Inc.

Lana L. Lenar, Lighting Designer, President, zeroLUX lighting design,
President, Designers Lighting Forum of New York

Paul Connell, Electrician, Eco Electrical Services LLC

Linda Holtzschue, Interior Designer, Author, Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers

Francesca Bastianini, Lighting Designer, Lumen Architecture, PLLC

Jeff Dean, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Date Weds, February 27, 2013
Time

Refreshments 5:45 PM
Presentation 6:45 PM

Location

Häfele Showroom
25 East 26th Street @ Madison Ave.

Cost

DLF and IFDA members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

RSVP by Monday, Feb 25th

This DLFNY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit



 

Wednesday, Jan 16th, 2013

Uncovering Hospitality

Join us for a lively discussion on hospitality design with Ken Ventry and Levia Lew, principals and founders of Reveal Design Group. They will describe their experiences, and the challenges and trends on their current projects including the Park Hyatt DC, the W-French Quarter, the Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica, the St. Regis NY, and more. The event will occur against the elegant backdrop of the award winning design at the Royalton Hotel, completed during Ken's tenure as Senior Designer with Focus Lighting.

Date Weds, January 16, 2013
Time

Meet 6:00 PM
Presentation 6:30 PM

Location

Royalton Hotel
44 West 44th Street
(Main floor Bar/ Den Area)

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

This DLFNY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit



 

Thursday, Dec 6th, 2012

DLFNY Holiday Party!

Celebrate the warmth of the season with the DLFNY.

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.

Date December 6, 2012
Time

6:30 - 9:30 PM

Location

iGuzzini Lighting USA
60 Madison Ave @ 26th St., 2nd Floor
NYC 10010

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
(Sorry, members only)

 

Tuesday, Nov 13th, 2012

These Boots Are Made for Lighting

Join us and the Focus Lighting design team on a tour of Frye Company's first store in 148 years. Frye's meticulous craftsmanship and vintage design aesthetic comes alive in this refined industrial environment designed by the architects at AvroKO. The speakers will discuss the lighting design and the decisions involved to help achieve LEED certification while maintaining a high level of design within this unique SoHo store..



Date November 13 , 2012
Speakers Michael Cummings, Principal, Focus Lighting
Christine Hope, Senior Designer

Time

6:00PM. (Note meeting location below)
Tours begin at 6:30PM thru-8:00 PM.

Location

Meet at "Bar 89" at 89 Mercer St(1/2 block from Spring St) map
for tours of Frye Company flagship store, 113 Spring Street

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

This DLFNY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2012

Heights of Academia:
Jaywalking in a Vertical Campus

John Jay College of Criminal Justice's new 625,000 square foot building, by SOM, provides all the functions of a traditional college campus within the confines of a single city block. Susan Brady will lead us through the many varied lighting design solutions needed to address the assortment of public, academic and intimate spaces located under one roof.


image credits: SOM (architect) and Eduard-Hueber (photographer).

Date October 17 , 2012
Speakers Susan Brady, President / Design Principal, SBLD studio
Attila Uysal, Principal/ Technical Director, SBLD studio
Donna Sumner, Product Development Manager, Mark Architectural Lighting

Time

6:00 - 6:30 pm Refreshments
6:30 - 8:00 pm Event

Location

John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Map

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

RSVP by Oct 15th

This DLFNY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, Sept 12th, 2012

Lighting the Space Shuttle

For our 2012/2013 kick-off (or should we say blast-off?) event, the DLFNY is excited and proud to provide the design community with an opportunity to bring you to one of the few places in the world with an up-close view of a space shuttle.

The Focus Lighting team will discuss the challenges involved in lighting the Enterprise and how they were able to create a dramatic contrast between the blue backdrop of the H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture designed space and the stark white space shuttle.

Date September 12 , 2012
Speakers Focus Lighting design team speakers:
Brett Andersen-Principal Designer
Stephanie Daigle-Senior Lighting Designer
Samuel Kitchel-Lighting Designer
Kenneth Schutz-Project Manager
Time

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Presentation starts promptly at 7:00
pm

Location

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86 at West 46th Street and 12th Ave

Map and directions

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge if pre-registered.
Non-members or admission at the door - $25 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

 

2011-2012 calendar:

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Moving Light for Moving Images

Join us for a guided tour of the renovated and expanded Museum of the Moving Image, awash with light that, like the art form it illuminates, is both subtle and dramatic. Enjoy the generous, fluid and engaging spaces by Leeser Architecture and ACH Architecture, and explore the wonderful exhibits, rich with memories.

Lighting designer Eleni Savvidou of L'Observatoire will take us through the lighting and tell us how it all works! The Museum is in fun and lively Astoria, easily reached by subway.

If you haven't been yet, you need to come. If you have, you need to return.


© Emile Dubuisson

Date June 27, 2012
Speakers Eleni Savvidou, Lighting Designer, Project Manager at L'Observatoire International.
Wendell Walker, Deputy Director of Operations, Exhibitions and Design at Museum of the Moving Image.
Time

Meet: 6:00
Presentation and tour: 6:30

(No entrance to museum after 6:40.)

Location

Museum of the Moving Image
(meet in the café)
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, Queens 11106

Directions here

Map here

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

RSVP by June 25th

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit


© Emile Dubuisson

© Stefan Hagen

© Emile Dubuisson

 

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Red Room Rising

Amidst the contrasting new and old in the re-emerging Bowery, the Sperone Westwater Gallery at night presents a glowing shaft of light, punctuated by a hovering red form that elevates behind the glazed façade.

We’ll hear how Buro Happold created the IALD award-winning lighting, including the illuminated moving room, for this Foster & Partners-designed building. An unguided walk through the public galleries will be followed by a presentation, concluding with a sunset exterior view.

Refreshments afterward at Lighting By Gregory.

Date April 18, 2012
Presenter Gabe Guilliams, Buro Happold
Time

6:30 - Gallery open for DLF event
7:15 - 8:00 Presentation
8:00 - Post-event reception at Lighting By Gregory, 158 Bowery

Location

Sperone Westwater
257 Bowery
(Between Houston and Stanton streets)

Cost

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.)

Space is limited.

TThis DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

photo by Gabe Guilliams

 

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

More exhibitors, more presenters and longer hours! The phenomenally successful LEDucation conference and trade show returns for its sixth year.

Register now for reduced or free admission. (Onsite registration is more expensive.)

Date March 21, 2012
Time

Exhibit hours: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Accredited presentations: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Educational Sessions

See LEDucation website for more details.
Registration for individual educational sessions is not required. Sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis

SESSION 1: 11:00 - 12:00 pm
LED Standards Update & Energy Star
______________________

SESSION 2: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
LED in the Retail Environment
______________________

SESSION 3: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
LED's: The Move to a Digital World
______________________

SESSION 4: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
LED Control: Turn Off the Dark

 

Location

Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
Located between 32nd & 33rd Streets - across from Madison Square Garden

LEDucation sessions are eligible for AIA/CES Learning Units

photos by David Bergman

 

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

Using daylight as the primary light source is the first step in creating beautiful buildings with a positive connection to nature. But the designer's responsibility doesn't end there. It takes a well-designed lighting control system - one that is sensitive to the occupants' comfort and expectations - to actually reduce energy consumption and move toward a sustainable future.

Hear about the design, specifications and commissioning of daylight harvesting controls as part of a totally integrated architectural design process. Three in-depth case studies will take you through all steps, as well as the lessons learned, for the Sunrise Yard DOT facility in Queens, and the Anacostia and Tenley Public Libraries in Washington, DC.

Date February 15, 2012
Time

Refreshments 5:45 pm
Program
6:30 pm

Speakers

Hayden McKay, AIA, FIALD, FIES, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Brian Smith, LC, LEED AP
BD+C,
Project Manager, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design

Location

Parsons the New School for Design
25 East 13 Street
Room E206, "The Glass Corner," 2nd Floor

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit


photo Thomas H. Kieren,
Architecture & Interiors Photography

photo Hayden McKay

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Pinnacles of Light

The most recognized skyline in the world has two new lighted additions. Cline Bettridge Bernstein will present and discuss the spires of One Bryant Park and Four Times Square: the designs, the challenges and implementation.

Our event location will provide us spectacular nighttime views.

Date January 18, 2012
Time

Refreshments 5:45 pm
Program
6:30 pm

Speakers

Francesca Bettridge, IALD, FIES, LC
Michael Hennes, IES, LEED AP

Location

Acuity Brands
5 Penn Plaza, 25th floor
8th Ave btwn 33rd and 34th streets

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit


©David Sundberg/ESTO

 

 

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Creating Holiday Magic on 5th

It's a festival of lights and what better way to experience it than the DLFNY's annual holiday window display tour?

Stroll the avenue with us to see and hear how the city's most celebrated shops and boutiques are magically transformed for the season. We'll take a guided Fifth Avenue tour, viewing the work of some of the most talented display artists and designers, followed by more holiday cheer at a grand NYC landmark.

Date December 14, 2011
Time

Meet at 6:15 pm

Speakers

Geoff Howell, Tiffany's Holiday Designer and director of Geoff Howell Studios
Dominic Martino, Visual Director at Ferragamo

Location

Meet on the center steps of St. Patrick's
Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st streets

Cost

DLF members: no fee
Students & Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 DLFNY membership.

 

 

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The Greening of Chic

Combine upscale rental apartments with a hip condo and a hotel that merges SciFi futurism with the luxe of business class airline cabins. Put them on West 42nd Street. Then decide in mid-design to "go green."

Focus Lighting will provide a behind the scenes look at the design of and the process behind the co-located MiMa Residences and Yotel, followed by a tour of these two very distinct and innovative projects.


right image ©Juan Pablo Lira

Date November 16, 2011

Time

Refreshments 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Program begins at 6:15 PM

Speakers

Brett Andersen, Principal, Focus Lighting
Christine Hope, Senior Designer
Scott Hay, Project Designer
Kenny Shutz, Project Manager

Location

Meet at MiMa, 450 West 42 Street
(corner 42nd and Dyer)
map

Cost

DLF members & students: no fee
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 DLFNY membership.

Space is limited!

 

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The High Line at Twilight

Even if you've already been there...

Even if you came with us in 2009 to tour Section 1...

Join us for our exclusive designer-led sunset tour of the High Line, exploring the newly opened Section 2 and revisiting the highly acclaimed Section 1. Jason Neches of L'Observatoire will guide us.

photos © Emile Dubuisson

Date October 26, 2011

Time

6:30 PM

Speaker

Jason Neches, L'Observatoire International

Location

Meet at the “Sunken Overlook” on the High Line above 17th St.
map

Cost

DLF members & students: no fee
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 DLFNY membership.

 

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Light and Magic!

Our season kick-off is also our annual Theater Benefit event, and this year's event will be like no other we've attended: the world premiere of Cirque de Soleil's Zarkana. Staged at the iconic Radio City Music Hall, Zarkana is "an acrobatic rock opera that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange." Following the glowingly praised production, DLFNY attendees will be treated to an exclusive post-show discussion with the show's lighting designer, Alain Lortie, who will discuss the lighting opportunities and challenges in capturing this physically dynamic performance on the grand stage of Radio City.

A portion of each ticket will go to benefit the DLFNY Lighting Education Initiative. The Initiative supports the lighting programs of New York City's educational institutions as well as the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.

Date September 22, 2011
Time

Curtain: 8:00 PM

Speaker

Alain Lortie - Lighting Designer

Location Radio City Music Hall
6th Avenue between 50th street and 51st street

 

2010-2011 calendar:

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Home Suite Home

Contemporary high-end hotels are increasingly incorporating leading-edge new technologies and lighting treatments, many of which are now finding their way into trend-setting residential projects. Our panel of designers will present and discuss the latest concepts in creating sophisticated and hip hotel environments -- concepts that you can bring home.



top left: Cooley Monato Studio ©Paul Warchol; top right: Ken Ventry Lighting Design;
bottom left:
R. F. Wilson Design Associates. Inc.; bottom middle: zeroLux lighting design

Panel

Renée Cooley, Principal, CoMoS, Cooley Monato Studio
Ken Ventry, Principal, Ken Ventry Lighting Design
Randy Wilson, Principal, R. F. Wilson Design Associates. Inc.

moderated by Lana Lenar, Principal, zeroLUX lighting design

 
Time

Refreshments: 5:30PM
Program: 6:00PM

Location

Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel
420 Park Avenue South

(entrance on 29th St.)
New York, New York

map
or use hopstop

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

1280 Fifth Avenue Condos

Claiming the last spot on Museum Mile, the new 1280 Fifth Avenue Luxury Condos were designed by Robert A.M. Stern with interiors by acclaimed architect Andre Kikoski and lighting design by Lumen Architecture.

Join us for a tour and discussion about a project that blends evocative contemporary materials, luxury and eco-friendly design.


bottom right photo by Jodie Nichols

Speakers Nelson Jenkins, Principal, Lumen Architecture, PLLC
Andre Kikoski, Principal, Andre Kikoski Architect
 
Time

Refreshments 6:00PM in the 4th floor "Amenities Room."
Program: 6:30PM

Location

1280 Fifth Avenue at 109th Street
New York, New York
(15 Minutes by 2/3 Train from Midtown
or use hopstop)
map

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership good through June 2012.

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

 

Looking for Light in
All the Wrong Places

Join the DLF for a fun and educational evening as we team up and descend on New York’s historic center of the lighting trade, the Lower East Side, for this lighting-themed scavenger hunt. From interesting installations to new technologies, we’ll search out examples of the best in lighting design.
Come as a team of 4 to 6 people, or come individually and join a team once you arrive. Get your list, find the lights, eat some pizza, win a prize.

Time

Meet 6:00 pm at Lighting by Gregory

Team scavenger hunting: 6:00 to 7:00

Team entries assembled into master slideshow: 7:30 - 7:45

Judging: 7:45

Winners announced: 8:00

 
Bring

a digital camera (cellphone cameras discouraged due to difficulty downloading onsite), comfortable shoes, and an appetite for hunting (lights) and gathering (pizza).

Documentation will be by digital camera, each team should bring one. If you don't have a team in advance, please try to bring a camera just in case. We will have card readers available to transfer the photos to computer for display to everyone.

Location

Lighting by Gregory
158 Bowery (btwn Delancey and Broome)
New York, NY 10012
map

Refreshments Starting at 7:00 (after the scavenger hunt)
Event charge

Free

RSVP here.

Illuminating the Gilded Age

A special Friday evening program to see the restoration of Pierpont Morgan's Library. The building was designed in 1903 by Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead and White. Richard Renfro - Principal Renfro Design Group and Eileen Pierce, Senior Designer, Renfro Design Group will fascinate us with the details of this historic restoration of the 1906 library to its original grandeur.

Learn about the new lighting system used to illuminate the extraordinary interior of the four historic rooms. Hear how the marble, walls, furniture, tapestries and other details were completed for this considerable restoration.

Click here for a hint of the program.

photo by Graham Haber

Speakers

Richard Renfro - Principal Renfro Design Group
Eileen Pierce, Senior Designer, Renfro Design Group
Jennifer Tonkovich, Curator, Drawings and Prints, The Morgan Library and Museum

 
Time

5:30-5:45 PM Meet and Greet - See location below

At 6 PM, we will assemble in the Auditorium for a presentation by Renfro Design Group and The Morgan Library and Museum. At the conclusion, guests will be able to visit the rooms in the McKim wing as well as the other areas of the museum.

Renfro Design Group will be available for questions after the presentation and McKim visit.

Please appreciate that we are guests of the Museum and are visiting during public hours. Space in the rooms of McKim is limited and the Museum has asked that we respect this. The Morgan Library and Museum has a café and bar that is open on Friday night. Please enjoy the surroundings, visit the history in the lower level (auditorium area) if McKim is temporarily full.

You are welcome to stay and visit the entire Museum.

Location

Please meet in The Morgan Café (also known as the Gilbert Court) between 5:30 - 5:45.

The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Ave at 36 Street
New York, New York


Bigger and better than ever, LEDucation5 hosted over 90 exhibitors of cutting edge LED products. Over 1600 attendees had the opportunity to speak with manufacturers directly and see firsthand the rapid speed at which products have progressed by viewing the latest innovations close up. LEDucation 5 also offered attendees the choice of four credited seminars

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Exhibit Hours:
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LED Presentations:
Begin at 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City
Located between 32nd & 33rd Streets
across from Madison Square Garden
18th floor




photos by David Bergman

 

Restaurant Reinvented

Experience a new multi-sensory, multi-level vision of food service: part fine dining, part street food and part science fiction. Cline Bettridge Bernstein will discuss their work on Philip Koether Architects' and Syd Mead's (designer: Bladerunner, TRON, Aliens and more) vision for Eventi, a futuristic oasis for lounging and dining.

Eventi offers two distinct dining experiences. Bar Basque, which draws on the color palette of the Basque region, is located on the 2nd floor while FoodParc, a high-tech, modern playground for food lovers, occupies the 1st floor.





photo by David Bergman

Time

Refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cash bar following: 7:30 pm

 
Speakers Francesca Bettridge, Principal, and Michael Hennes, Senior Associate, Cline Bettridge Bernstein
Location

Meet in the tiered area in the rear of FoodParc, lower level of Bar Basque.
839 Avenue of the Americas
(btwn 29th & 30th St)
New York, NY 10001
map

Event charge

DLF members and students - no charge.
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership

Space is limited!

 

Creating Holiday Magic on 5th

See and hear how some of the city's most celebrated stores create and light their holiday displays and windows . We'll take a designer-guided Fifth Avenue tour with some of the most talented visual and display artists in the industry, followed by some holiday cheer.

photos by Jo Baslow
Time

Meet: 6:15PM sharp
Program: 6:30 pm
Drinks following: approx 7:30PM

 
Speaker James Ranson, Visual artist, Saks Fifth Avenue
Geoff Howell, President and Creative Director, Geoff Howell Studios
Location

Meet in front of the north entrance to Saks, 611 Fifth Avenue btwn 49th and 50th streets.(Directly across from the Rockefeller Center crosswalk.)

Drinks and holiday cheer afterward. Gather at the Four Seasons Hotel Garden Lounge (east side of the 57 East 57th St lobby) around 7:30PM.

Event charge

Sorry, DLF members only. There is no charge for this event but space is limited!

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Juilliard Redux

Tour the newly renovated Juilliard School's public lobbies, performance spaces and classrooms. The design team's dynamic solution opens Pietro Belluschi's 1969 Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard School to daylight and views, reengaging the vibrant city life surrounding Lincoln Center.

 

Date Wednesday, November 17
Time

Meet: 5:30 pm
Tour: 6:00 pm prompt

Speaker Jason Neches, Lighting Designer and Office Director, L'Observatoire International
Location

at65 - the public café/bar in the public lobby,
Broadway and 65th Street

Event charge

DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership.

RSVP online by Monday, Nov 15.

 

Thursday October 21, 2010

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

You don't want to miss this acclaimed interpretation of Swan Lake and a unique look at lighting dance, including the DLF's exclusive post-show discussion with the lighting design team. "It will change the way you see ballet forever."

Proceeds to benefit the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.

 

Date Thursday, October 21
Time

Ticket pickup at 7:30 pm
Curtain 8:00 pm

Location

NY City Center
West 55th Street
between 6th & 7th Avenues

 

 

Wednesday September 15, 2010

 

2009-2010 calendar:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Light in the Empire State

Enjoy the view from Skanska USA's 32nd floor New York headquarters in the Empire State Building. In the first year since Skanska renovated and moved into their new space, they have been awarded LEED Platinum for the project and documented significant energy and cost savings. As the project was a renovation, lighting has been a big portion of the savings. Skansa's Preconstruction Director Tri Tran will discuss the renovation and the energy and cost benefits of green construction, and Arup's Matt Franks will discuss the lighting and daylighting in the space, followed by a tour.

Click here for Matt's article in the May edition of LD+A (republished here with permission of LD+A and the IES).

Date Wednesday, June 23
Speakers Tri Tran, LEED AP, Preconstruction Director, Skanska USA
Matt Franks, PE, IES, LEED AP, Senior Lighting Consultant, Arup
Time

Meet: 5:30PM
Program: 6:15PM

Location Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue,
Skanska USA, 32nd floor (sign in at the security desk at the lobby)
Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with a new $50 membership good through August 2011!
Space is limited!
RSVP required online by Sunday, June 20.

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Renfro and Lewis.Tsuramaki.Lewis at NYU

Join the design team for a visit to NYU’s new home for the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. See how this innovative design, awarded Interior Design magazine's "Best of Year Merit Award in Education," facilitates the students' work in a broad range of fields, analyzing the social and cultural relationships between individuals, groups, institutions and governments.


Date Wednesday, May 5
Speakers Eileen Pierce and Pum Photjananuwat, Renfro Design Group, Lighting Consultant;
Clark Manning, LTL-Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, Architect
Time & Location

Gather at 5:45PM in the Entrance Lobby of 20 Cooper Square. (View map)
6:00PM: tour will start.
(This program will be over in time to attend the ELS Cinco de Mayo event.)

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with a new $50 membership good through August 2010!
RSVP required online by Tuesday, May 4.

 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York with the support of the New York Section of the IES presents our fourth annual special program on LED technology, this year featuring over 80 manufacturers and presentations by industry innovators with unique informational programs geared for the design and lighting community.


Images from LEDucation III, March 2009, photo by David Bergman

Date Wednesday, March 3
Time

Exhibit hours 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Visit Next Generation of Luminaires (NGL) & the Designers Lighting Forum in the new "DLF Lounge" with food and refreshments.

Presentations:
2:30 - Utilizing "Creative LED" in the architectural market-Rick Buskens/Barco
4:30 - Standards for Emerging Technologies-Michael Myer/Pacific NW Nat'l Laboratory
6:30 - The Future of LED & OLED Technologies-Daniel Chu, PH.D/Osram Sylvania
6:30 - New Lighting Technologies: A Practical Look Forward-Andy Beregszaszi/Illumination Machines

Location

Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue at 32nd street

Event charge

No charge for DLF and IES members (pre-registration required)
$20 for all others (pre-registration required)
Onsite registration (all) $25
Students welcome at no charge with pre-registration and ID being presented.
Pre-registration online extended to Monday March 1.

 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lighting Plays at Alice Tully Hall

Join lighting designer Jason Neches for an entrancing tour of the newly recreated Alice Tully Hall. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with FXFOWLE, the critically acclaimed renovation opened last year.

As you will see, light plays an important part in rendering the space more intimate, engaging, and vibrant. While the moabi-veneered wall with embedded LED lighting is among the most noted features of the recital hall, there's a lot more to experience when you are there!

We will gather before hand in the public café area where refreshments can be purchased, then enter the inner lobby to begin our visit.

Speaker

Jason Neches, Lighting Consultant
L'Observatoire International

Date Wednesday, February 17
Time

Rendezvous: 6:00PM
Program: 6:30PM

Location

at65 - the public café/bar in the public lobby
Columbus Avenue and 65th Street

Event charge

RSVP required online by Monday, February 15.
DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Vision Revolution

Why do we see the way that we do . . . with color vision, optical illusions, and other peculiarities of human perception? Join cognitive scientist Dr. Mark Changizi, author of The Vision Revolution and explore his evolutionary - and revolutionary - explanations. We think you will find his insights both provocative and useful.

 

Benbella Books, 2009
Copyright: Mark Changizi

Speaker

Mark Changizi, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Date Wednesday, January 20
Time

Refreshments: 5:30PM
Presentation: 6:15PM

Location

Acuity Brands Lighting
5 Penn Plaza
8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets

Event charge

RSVP required online by Monday, January 18.
Picture ID required for entry.
DLF members and students - no charge
Non-members - $20 admission or FREE with new $50 membership

 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Radio City Music Hall

Celebrate the holidays with the DLFNY at Radio City's Legendary Christmas Show. It's our annual theater benefit with a post-show conversation with lighting designer David Agress. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!

Net proceeds to benefit the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.

Speaker

David Agress,
Lighting Designer, Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Date Friday, December 4
Time

Ticket pickup at 6:30 pm
Curtain 7:00 pm

Location

Radio City Music Hall
1260 Avenue of the Americas (6th ave) and 50th street

Event charge

Limited seating; tickets $125.

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

LightMappingNYC: Walking Tour of The High Line

First Session: Walking Tour of the High Line – Wed, Nov 11th
LightWalk Sessions: Nov 2nd thru Nov 12th
Final Session: Presentations and Reception – Wed, Nov 18th

LightMappingNYC is intended to provide the New York City lighting design community with a forum to consider the current, past and future conditions of their urban environment at night. By combining the local / national interest in this topic generated by the IESNYC/DLFNY Lights Camera Walk map with the global scope of PLDA’s Lightmapping initiative, this program will underscore the vital role of lighting design in making of New York City after dark.

The multi-part program will include a tour of a significant new lighting installation, interactive group walks in the city at night, and a group discussion / reception. Attendees will be encouraged to join multiple program parts, but are also welcome to choose what best fits their interest / schedule. All events are free to the public, but require registration. Space is limited and registration will be on a first come first served basis. All events will take place as scheduled, rain or shine.

The 2009 LightmappingNYC program is a component of the PLDA’s global Lightmapping project. Previous PLDA LightMapping events took place in Rome, Italy in May 2008 and London UK in September 2008. LightmappingNYC is the first PLDA LightMapping event to take place in North America.

 

Wednesday, October 21

Lighting Takes Center Stage

Imero Fiorentino will keynote this presentation of top professionals in broadcast and theatrical lighting. Philip Widmer will do “20 years in 20 minutes” with an overview of basic lighting for broadcast and Tim Hunter will provide a practical demonstration of effects and techniques for theatrical lighting.

Speakers

Imero Fiorentino, Lighting Consultant, Imero, LLC
Philip Widmer, Lighting Designer/Lighting Director for ABC-TV, Widmer Designs
Tim Hunter, CEO, Tim Hunter Design, LLC

Date Wednesday. October 21
Time

Refreshments: 5:30 pm
Presentation: 6:15 pm

Location

The Kaye Playhouse @ Hunter College
68th St between Lexington & Park Ave
Mid block, north side Courtyard entrance, center door

Event charge

RSVP required online at www.dlfny.org by Monday, October 19.
Due to the generosity of Hunter College, there will be no charge for this program.
The DLF gratefully acknowledges the support of Barbizon Lighting for this program.

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, Sept 16

Rock Lives in SoHo

Open the DLF's 2009-10 season with an exclusive and rockin' visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo. Designers Ted Mather and Kyle Chepulis will discuss the general museum lighting and the specifics of the John Lennon exhibition, followed by a tour of the museum. It will be a blast!

Speaker

Ted Mather, Managing Principal, Available Light
Kyle Chepulis, Principal, Technical Artistry, Inc.

Date Wednesday. September 16
Time

Refreshments: 5:30pm
Presentation and tour: 6:00 pm (sharp)

Location

76 Mercer Street, NY, NY 10012
(South of Spring Street)

Event charge

RSVP Required: online at www.dlfny.org by Monday, September 14.
DLF members & students - no charge
Non-members $20 or FREE with a new $50 membership
Attendees without rsvp's will need to pay museum admission.

The DLF gratefully acknowledges the support of Bartco Lighting for this program.

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

2008-2009 calendar:

Thursday, June 18 (note change of date)

Museum of Arts and Design

Join the MAD lighting design team for a visit to the museum's new home at Columbus Circle. We will walk the daylighted galleries in the evening's lingering light and enjoy a discussion of the daylight integration and conservation issues involved.



 
Speaker

Matt Franks, Senior Lighting Consultant, Arup Lighting

Date Thursday, June 18 (note change of date)
Time

TBA

Location

Museum of Arts & Design
(meeting location TBA)

Event charge

RSVP online by Tuesday June 16
DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with a new $50 membership good through August 2010!

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Wednesday, May 20

Lighting at the Merchant House Museum

Join us at the Merchant House Museum - New York's best example of authentic Greek Revival design - and step into the middle of the 19th century. View the original gaseliers in situ and enjoy our fascinating discussion of pre-electric lighting quality and its re-creation using modern technology.

Speaker

Vincent Plescia, Lighting Specialist, Sotheby's

Date Wednesday, May 20
Time

Refreshments: 6:00pm
Presentation and tours: 6:30pm

Location 29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 (off Lafayette Street)

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit



Wednesday, April 22

Light Aloft

Join us to tour a remarkable 4000 square foot Chelsea loft with architect Judy Gerrard and lighting designer Clifford Starr. The design goal: emulate the spacious and dynamic effect of skylighting. The approach includes uplighting that transilluminates clerestories, ribbons of fluorescent down lighting, and fully integrated dimming controls.

You can preview the loft, described as "blissed out" by Deborah Wilk of Interior Design in the magazine's March issue, or online. But, nothing beats a first hand visit. Come and see for yourself!

Speakers

Judith Gerrard AIA, Gerrard + Tan Architects
Clifford Starr, Chief Lighting Designer, Lighting by Gregory

Date Wednesday, April 22
Location & Time

5:00 PM: Meet for hors d'oeuvres at Portfolio Restaurant 4 West 19th Street
6:15 PM: We will walk next door to tour the residence.
Note: you must be at the restaurant prior to 6:15 in order to tour the residence.

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, March 11

Please join us at LEDucation III, the premier LED event!

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York with the support of the New York Section of the IES presents our third annual special program on LED technology, this year featuring over 70 manufacturers, expanded hours and a unique informational program designed for the lighting community.

Events will include a presentation by the Next Generation of Luminaires (NGL) Design Competition revealing the results of a national competition among LED/Solid State Lighting manufacturers. Many of the selected products will be on display in a special product showcase area.

Two special LED seminars recognized by the AIA for Continuing Education Credits (HSW category) and eligible for meeting state licensure requirements will also be offered.

Date Wednesday, March 11
Timing

Exhibit hours 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Next Generation of Luminaires* (NGL) presentations 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
LED Basics* 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Location

Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue at 32nd street

Event charge

No charge for DLF and IES members (pre-registration required)
$20 for all others (pre-registration required)
Onsite registration (all) $25

Students welcome at no charge with pre-registration and ID being presented.

LEDucation III Exhibitors (as of 2/20/09):

A*Light
Acuity Brands Lighting
Amerlux Lighting Solutions
Ardee Lighting
Arrow Electronics
Barbican Architectural Products Inc.
Barbizon Electronic
bartcoLighting
BK Lighting/Teka Illumination
Boca Flasher
Bruck Lighting Systems
Bulbtronics
Con-Tech Lighting
Cree
Eden Park
Edison Price Lighting
Electrix, Inc.
eLuxnet USA Corporation
Encore LLC
ETC -Electronic Theatre Controls
Finelite, Inc.
GE Lumination
iLight Technologies
Illumivison Inc.
Interlux, Inc.
io Lighting
Jesco - LED
Juno Lighting Group
Kenall
Khatod USA Optoelectronic
The Kirlin Company
LBL Lighting
Light Integration
Light Wild
Lighting Science Group
Lightolier
LSI Industries Inc.
Luminis
Lunera Lighting
Lutron Electronics
MP Lighting
Nichia America Corp.
OptoLum, Inc.
Osram Sylvania
Philips Color Kinetics
Philips Lighting
Pixel Range Inc.
Pure/Edge Lighting
ReLED Systems
Renaissance Lighting
RF Industries East/LEDtronics Inc.
Schreder Lighting LLC
Semper Fi/Gemini One Five
Signtex Lighting Inc.
Sistemalux Group
Specialty Lighting Industries
SPI Lighting Inc.
SSL (Solid State Luminaires)
Targetti Poulsen
Tech Lighting
Tokistar
Traxon USA Inc.
TPR Enterprises, Ltd
USA Illuminations, LLC
USLED
Visa Lighting
Visual Lighting Technologies
Vossloh-Schwabe, Inc.
WAC
Winona Lighting

*AIA/CES HSW and CEU credits available

 

Wednesday, February 18

Perceptions of Color

Is color the most powerful attribute of light . . . or just one of the most challenging? Whatever your perspective, color is increasingly important in today's lighting design. Join our lively discussion of perception, color, current design issues and practices.

Speakers

Linda Holtzschue, Principal, Linda Holtzschue and Associates
Shoshanna Segal, Associate, HLB Lighting Design

Date Wednesday, February 18
Timing

Refreshments at 5:45 PM
Presentation at 6:30 PM

Location

Benjamin Moore Showroom
New York Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue, Suite 714

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with a new $50 annual DLF membership

Space is limited!

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

Wednesday, January 21

Bank of America Sees the Light

The Bank of America tower at One Bryant Park is the first skyscraper designed for LEED Platinum certification. The bank's interior lighting features both highly efficient luminaires and a daylight-linked dimming system.

Join lighting designer Michael Castelli for a discussion of the challenges posed by the assignment and the solutions developed to help attain LEED certification for the bank interiors.

Speaker

Michael Castelli, HDLC Lighting Design

Date Wednesday, January 21
Timing

Refreshments at 6:00 PM
Presentation at 6:45 PM

Location

Acuity Lighting
Five Penn Plaza (8th Avenue and 33rd Street), 25th Floor

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with a new $50 annual DLF membership
RSVP and Photo ID required for admission

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit

 

Tuesday, December 16

Dancing in the Light

Celebrate fifty years of dance with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. It's the annual DLFNY theater benefit. Enjoy a program of classic revivals and original lighting - and a post-performance discussion with the lighting director.

Net proceeds to benefit the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

Speaker

Al Crawford, Lighting Director

Date Tuesday, December 16
Timing

Ticket pickup at 6:30
Curtain 7:00 p.m.

Location

NY City Center
West 55th Street
between 6th & 7th Avenues

Event charge

Limited Seats $125.00
(Tax deductible portion is $12)


Wednesday, November 19

Literary Lights

Join the DLF as we tour the award-winning plaza and entry lighting at the recently renovated Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Prominently located on Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, this national historic landmark features a dramatic and gilded entrance that welcomes visitors with light.

The lighting designer and architect will walk us through the plaza and will discuss the redesign and the challenges of incorporating modern lighting technology in the context of historic renovation.

  Speakers

Brian Stacy, Arup Lighting
Patrick Hebert, Vincent Benic Architects

Date Wednesday, November 19
Timing

Refreshments: 6:15 p.m.
Tour starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location

Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch,
Meet in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room
(Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn)
nearest subway: 2 or 3 to Grand Army Plaza

Event charge

DLF members & students - no charge.
Non-members $20 or FREE with a new $50 membership!


This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Uni
t

 

Tuesday, October 7

Sparkling Water

Don't miss one of the last opportunities to capture the magic of the Olaf Eliasson Waterfalls - a public art project located on the East River.

Please join us on a water-borne tour as lighting designer Michael Mehl discusses the creation, implementation and lighting of these four waterfalls.

Speaker

Michael Mehl, Director, Lighting, Jaros Baum & Bolles

Date Tuesday, October 7
Timing

Boat departs at 6:30 sharp! Tour lasts about 75 minutes.

Location

South Street Seaport
Meet at the Water Taxi, Pier 17
click for map

Event charge

DLF members – $20.
Non-members $30, or $20 with a new $50 membership
Refreshments and cash bar on board.

 

Wednesday, September 24

DLF Welcomes the Fall at the Whiskey Trader

Join us for cocktails at the Whiskey Trader - the newly opened bar and lounge that combines a classic sports pub and a night club into a day/night venue.

If you want an interesting lighting challenge, mix two owners plus two concepts and one difficult space. Designer Randy Wilson will show us how equal parts of architectural and entertainment lighting all blend together . . . with panache!

Of course, we're two days behind the equinox, but a celebration for all things autumnal (including the 2008-09 DLF season) is certainly in order. See you there.

Speaker

Randy Wilson, Randy Wilson Design Associates Inc.

Date Wednesday, September 24
Timing

Reception: 5:45 PM
Program: 6:30-7:15 PM

Location

West 55th Street
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

2007-2008 calendar:

Wednesday, May 14

A Night at the "New Museum

It's a brand new and striking icon on the rapidly changing Bowery scene, and the first completely new art museum ever built in lower Manhattan. Suzan Tillotson will describe the challenges and the resulting design solutions that make this a unique project. Following the presentation, Suzan and her staff will take us on an exclusive tour to show how they have illuminated a "white box" by blending daylight with multiple light sources in a flexible lighting system.

Speaker

Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates

Date Wednesday, May 14
Timing

Reception: 5:45 PM
Program: 6:30-7:30 PM

Location

The New Museum
235 Bowery (opposite Prince St.)

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee
All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

Wednesday, April 23

Putting on the Ritz

Even if you don't sleep here, you can experience how fine art, rich materials and great lighting distinguish the sophisticated Ritz Carlton hotel and residential tower! In our small-group, designer-led tours, we will enjoy this splendid transformation and see some of the design details that make it happen.

Speaker

Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates

Date Wednesday, May 14
Timing

First tour begins at 6 PM
Program runs until 7:30 PM

Location

Ritz Carlton Hotel at Central Park South
50 Central Park South
Corner of 59th Street and 6th Avenue
Gather downstairs in DLF/NY meeting room via lobby bar stairs or elevator

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee / All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

Tuesday, March 25

Lacoste in the USA

See how an icon of casual fashion lights up its flagship store in the USA. Our special morning program begins with a breakfast presentation about Lacoste's design and continues with a first-hand tour of the store itself. Join us for this eye-opening program on exciting retail lighting!

Presentation and Tour

David Apfel Lighting Design
James D'Auria Associates P.C. Architects

Date Tuesday, March 25
Breakfast & Presentation

Heartland Chop House
127 West 43rd Street
Breakfast at 8:00 AM
Presentation at 8:15 AM

Tour

Lacoste at 49th Street and Fifth Avenue
9:00 AM

Event charge

DLF & ISP members: no fee / All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Wednesday, March 12

LEDucation II

 

Wednesday, February 27

Museum Aglow

Five glowing glass "lenses" are the essence of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's award-winning Bloch Building. Join us as Renfro Design Group presents the lighting design for this new and acclaimed project by architect Steven Holl.

Speakers

Richard Renfro
Principal, Renfro Design Group

Date Wednesday, February 27
Time

Refreshments 6:00 PM
Presentation 6:30 PM

Location

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place

Event charge

DLF members and students: no fee
All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Under the Sea

. . . and beyond your wildest dreams. It's the annual DLF theater benefit "The Little Mermaid" with lighting by Natasha Katz and our unique post-performance dialogue.
Net proceeds to benefit the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

Speakers

Post performance talk with the lighting team from Natasha Katz

Date Wednesday, January 16
Time

Curtain 8 pm

Location

Lunt-Fontaine Theatre
205 West 46th Street

Event charge

Limited Orchestra Seats $135.00
(Tax deductible portion is $30)

 

A Temple to Light

This award winning lighting design reveals the exquisite polychrome tile ceiling. Join lighting designers Sachs Morgan Studio for an intimate visit to historic Temple Emanu-El on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Speakers

Roger Morgan and Steve Rust (Sachs Morgan Studio)
Mark Heutlinger (Administrator, Temple Emanu-El)

Date Wednesday Nov 14
Time

Refreshments: 5:30-6:00PM
Program: 6:00-7:30PM

Location

Marvin and Elisabeth Cassell Community House
1 East 65th Street (between 5th and Madison Ave.)

Event charge

Free Admission


Rediscovering Columbus

Journey to Columbus Circle to see how the famous statue and surrounding fountains have been relighted. Lighting designers from L'Observatoire will describe how the state-of-the-art lighting transforms this once uninviting traffic circle into an inspiring and dramatic civic monument.

Speakers

Herve Descottes and Pei Heng Tsai,
L'Observatoire International

Date Wednesday Oct 17
Time

Program: 6:30 PM

Location

Columbus Circle/ Broadway & 59th Street, north side of circle
(rain location: 2nd Floor overlook at the Shops at Columbus Circle)

Event charge

DLF members and students: no fee
All others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

 

Strike Up the Lights

Do color changing LEDs make your bowling score higher or lower? Hear from the lighting designer, David LaVigna of zeroLUX, and bowl a game or two at the coolest lanes in town. It's our opening event for our 2007/2008 calendar and it's sure to be a blast.

Speaker

David LaVigna, zeroLUX lighting design

Date TUESDAY, Sept 18
Time

Bowling: 5:30 PM and 6:45 PM
Program: 6:15 PM

Location

The 300 New York at Chelsea Piers
Between Piers 59 & 60 / 23rd Street and the Hudson River

Event charge

DLF members: no fee
All others $25 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

2006-2007 calendar:

Above the Boardwalk

Celebrate the solstice with a picnic, fireworks and dynamic light display at Coney Island where Leni Schwendinger will recount the design process of her studio's dramatic illumination of the landmark Parachute Jump. Join us for this special outdoor Friday night event, the conclusion of the DLF season.

Bring your own picnic or pick something up at Coney Island. Nathan's is along the way. (Note no alcohol or glass containers are allowed.)

We look forward to seeing you at this fabulous oceanside event.


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photos by Arch Photo
Speaker

Leni Schwendinger, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects LTD

Date FRIDAY, June 22
Time

Picnic: 8:00 PM /Program: 8:50 PM
Fireworks: 9:30 PM

Location Coney Island Boardwalk, West 19th Street "Shade Pavilion,"
across the Boardwalk and just west of the Parachute Jump.
See map and directions below
Event charge

Free to DLF and all friends.


Luminous Gateway

Join Domingo Gonzalez Associates and the DLF/NY for a tour of the West Midtown Ferry Terminal, another glowing feature of the city's reclaimed Hudson waterfront.

This visually compelling building. which has won architectural and lighting awards and graces the cover of this month's LD+A magazine, marks the entry to midtown Manhattan for passengers on NY Waterway.

Note the starting time for this program, which will allow us to experience the night time illumination. Please consider taking a ferry trip after (or before) the presentation to appreciate the beauty of the evening on our great river.

Speakers

Domingo Gonzalez & Mi Seon Lee,
Domingo Gonzalez Associates

Date Wednesday, May 23
Time

7:00 PM

Location West Midtown Ferry Terminal,
meet at the South Plaza,
West 39th Street and 12th Avenue
(across from the Jacob Javits Center)
Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership (2007/2008) paid at the door

The DLF gratefully acknowledges the support of ETC and RSA Lighting for this program.


An Evening in the "Country"

Come walk through the dramatically restored Carlton Hotel lobby and the adjoining "Country" restaurant, designed by the Rockwell Group with Focus Lighting. The Focus team will discuss how they achieved the striking effects while taking on the challenges of creating a unique hotel experience. A tour through both the restaurant and hotel lobby, including a unique fiber optic waterfall that transforms into an image of old New York City, will follow.

Speakers

Paul Gregory and Michael Cummings, Focus Lighting

Date Monday, April 30
Time

Refreshments: 5:30 PM /Program: 6:15 - 7:15 PM

Location The Carlton Hotel, 88 Madison Ave. (at 29th St)
Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $30 or free with $50 annual DLF membership (2007/2008) paid at the door

 

American Museum of Natural History
newly renovated
Hall of Human Origins

The DLF invites you to AMNH’s newest permanent hall to journey through human evolution and hear the esteemed lighting design team explain how they integrated lighting into the new world of interactive museum presentation using theatrical projectors, fiber optics, LED, and conservation lighting.

Speakers

Chou Lien and Molly McKnight of Brandston Partnership Inc.
With David Clinard the in-house lighting designer for AMNH

Date Wednesday, April 11
Time

5:45 – 6:00 PM Sharp;
Presentation 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Location American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @77th Street Entrance
Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership (2007/2008) paid at the door
Space is limited to 50 people

The Height of Light

Please join us for a special tour of the Skyscraper Museum and its current exhibition: "GIANTS: The Twin Towers & the Twentieth Century."

The exhibition features architectural and engineering models, construction photographs and films, drawings and other documents addressing the planning and design on the complex, as well as interactive audio and visual media.

The dramatic installation design by Local Projects features light columns that use the gallery's unique floor and ceiling of mirror-polish stainless steel to create the illusion of the slender pin-stripe columns of the towers' facades.

Museum Projects Director Matthew Pinto will guide our tour and answer questions about the museum, the exhibition, and its lighting.

If you haven't visited this downtown museum, this is a terrific opportunity to get acquainted!

Speaker

Matthew Pinto

Date Wednesday, March 14
Time

6:00-7:30 PM

Location

The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place.
The Museum shares a building with the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City
Subways: No. 1, R, or W (Rector Street); Nos. 4 and 5 (Bowling Green)

Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

LEDucation

 

Lights of Christmas Past Present and Future

Please join us for a special tour of this lighting project in progress for one of the oldest churches and parishes in Manhattan. Dating back to the 1700's, the First Presbyterian Church of Fifth Avenue is refitting and restoring the chapel and main sanctuary with the latest in efficient and green lighting treatments and controls. Enjoy a private inside peak of this Gothic landmark with a description of the design challenges and decisions from the design team, while organ music, candle light and festive refreshments warm your holiday spirit.

 
Speaker

Randy Wilson, R.F. Wilson Design Associates, Inc.

Date Wednesday, December 13
Time

Reception and organ music: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Tour & Presentation: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Location

First Presbyterian Church of Fifth Avenue
(Enter through side lobby at 12 West 12 Street)

Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

Join the DLF for a

"SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS"

Evening on Broadway!


Wednesday evening, November 29, 2006
8:00 pm curtain
The New Amsterdam Theatre
Broadway & 42nd Street

Net proceeds to benefit the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

Prior to the show at 7:00 pm, we will congregate in the New Amsterdam Theater's Lower Lounge and talk with Steve Katz, who will give us some background on the LED effects. Daniel Walker, the shows Assistant Lighting Designer, will also be on hand to speak on the lighting of Mary Poppins

Reinventing a Landmark

Renzo Piano meets historic McKim, Mead & White in the renovation and expansion to the Morgan Library. ARUP Lighting's Brian Stacy, will lead us through Piano's creative design, featuring solar louvers and other inventive lighting solutions.

Speaker

Brian Stacy, Arup Lighting

Date Friday, September 29
Time

Presentation: 6:30-8:00PM

Location

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue @ 36th Street

Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

2005-2006 calendar:

Downtown Duo
Art and Lighting

The trail blazing Ritz Carlton-Battery Park Hotel features a remarkable collection of art in its public spaces. Curator Edsel Williams and lighting designer Randy Wilson will lead an informative discussion and tour of this distinctive collection and its lighting.

Join us for this interesting collaboration - and celebration - of great art and its illumination.

 

Speakers

Edsel Williams / Edsel Williams Fine Art & the FIREPLACE PROJECT, in East Hampton
Randy Wilson / R.F.Wilson Design Associates, Inc

Date Wednesday, May 17
Time

Refreshments: 5:30-6:00PM
Presentation & Tour: 6:00-7:30PM

Location

Ritz Carlton Hotel - Battery Park
Two West Street
(Corner of Battery Place & West Street; map below)

Event charge

DLF members: no fee
Others $20 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

Kips Bay Show House Tour

The DLF is happy to invite you to a special, sparkling, and unscheduled event!
Join us for an exclusive tour of the Kips Bay Show House, featuring solid state lighting. Each year Kips Bay profiles the work of some of New York's most interesting interior designers. This year's installation is in the magnificent town house of Rebecca Harkness and marks the first use of solid state lighting in several of the rooms.

This program is courtesy of Philips Lighting who invites us to attend their cocktail party, 6:00 - 9:00, following the tour.

Speaker

Clara Powell Manager,
Design Solutions Solid State Lighting
North America Philips Lighting

Date Friday, May 19
Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Location

4 East 75th Street
Meet at Entrance to Building

Event charge

Free with rsvp. Philips is covering the $30 Showcase admission. Please contribute to Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.

Toy de Force

Come walk through the exciting spaces at “the world’s most famous toy store” – FAO Schwarz. See and hear the design team at Focus Lighting explain how they achieved the dramatic effects, as well as the challenges they faced in relighting this New York City icon.

Our program will start on the street level at “FAO Schweetz” where you will be able to create your own sundae. Join us for a stimulating program and turn your inner child to the light.

Speakers

Paul Gregory, Ken Ventry and Juan Pablo Lira,
Focus Lighting

Date Wednesday, April 19
Time

Meet at “FAO Schweetz” (ground floor) @ 5:30
Presentation 6:30-7:30PM

Location

FAO Schwarz, 767 Fifth Ave (at 58th St)

Event charge

DLF members: no fee All others $25.00

The DLF gratefully acknowledges the support of Color Kinetics and Times Square Lighting for this program.


Residential Lighting Fair

Residential is the hot real estate market - nowhere more than in New York. To find out about the new lighting that serves this enthused audience, visit the DLF Residential Lighting Fair.

Two noted designers will demonstrate lighting techniques that make a lavish home more elegant and comfortable. And you'll see a wide variety of products developed for discriminating specifiers.

Join us for a unique and enlightening evening of discovery.

Speakers

Davis Mackiernan / Davis Mackiernan Architectural Lighting
Randy Wilson / R.F.Wilson Design Associates, Inc

Date Wednesday, March 15
Time

Product Exhibits: 5:30-6:30PM & 7:30-8:00PM
Presentation: 6:30-7:30PM
Refreshments

Location

Con Edison
4 Irving Place between 14th and 15th Streets

Event charge

Free admission

Exhibitors (to date):
AAMSCO, Bartco, Contrast, Edison Price, Enterprise, Juno, Leviton, Lutron, Pyramid, Wattstopper/Legrand

 

THE ANNUAL DLF/NY THEATER BENEFIT EVENT

February 15, 2006

The Woman in White

Proceeds benefit the Nuckolls Fund!

Post performance there will be a discussion of the lighting and production design.

A compelling tale of love, betrayal, and greed, THE WOMAN IN WHITE is a stunning new musical. The stage adaptation of this great Victorian Thriller features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s greatest and most romantic score since The Phantom Of The Opera, and comes to life in William Dudley’s cinematic design, which swoops from the gas-lit streets to the windswept moors and the stately homes of the North.


New York City Streetlight Competition - Winning Entry

The First Place Winner in the City Lights Design Competition will discuss their winning entry and design logic.

The City Lights Design Competition was a two-stage, international competition to select a new streetlight design for the City of New York. Its challenge was to create an innovative, state-of-the-art design that responded to the unique diversity of the city's architecture and urban landscape while meeting the technical performance standards for a NYC streetlight.

Office for Visual Interaction (OVI), who both won the competition and received an Arts Commission Award for Design Excellence, will walk us through their iconic concept.

Speakers

Jean Sundin, IESNA, IALD
Enrique Peiniger, Dipl.-Ing., ELDA,
Office for Visual Interaction (OVI)

Date Wednesday, January 25
Time

Refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Presentation: 6:30 - 8:00 PM SHARP

Location

Center for Architecture,
536 LaGuardia Place

Festival of Lights Holiday Party

The DLF, ASID and IIDA join together for a holiday lighting spree at the Architects & Designers Building.

Amid a spectacular vista of the city's 2nd tallest Christmas tree, enjoy lots of the bubbly and festive fare and view the holiday lamp designs from tri-state area design students!


DLF/NY president Dan Blitzer, judges David Yasell, Randy Wilson and David Bergman, and competition organizer Nelson Jenkins pictured with some of the winning designs.

photo by Randy Rimanich

 
Date

Wednesday, December 7

Time

6:00 - 8:30

Location

Architects & Designers Building
150 East 58th Street (btw. Lex & Third), 8th Floor
SieMatic Moebelwerke - USA and
Goldman Associates/Sub-Zero & Wolf showrooms

Northern Lights

Join distinguished Swedish designer Olle Anderson for a freewheeling and illuminating discussion of the distinctively Scandinavian approach to lighting and industrial design.    
Speaker Olle Anderson, Founder and Chair of White Design
Date

Thursday, November 10

Time

Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:00
Presentation & tours: 6:00

Location

BGA
257 Park Avenue South, 6th Floor

Cool Lighting in a Hot Hotel

For our official season opener, tour through the dramatic spaces of the Gansevoort, New York's hottest downtown hotel and hear the concepts behind lighting a boutique hotel from the architect's and interior designer's points of view.

Speakers Stephen Jacobs, Stephen B. Jacobs Group PC
Andi Pepper, Andi Pepper Interior Design
Date

Tuesday, October 18

Time

Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:00
Presentation & tours: 6:00

Location

The Hotel Gansevoort
West 18th Street @ Ninth Ave
Meeting Room Downstairs

 

The Architecture, Design and Lighting of the New Bloomberg Headquarters:
An Insider's View

Bloomberg Building courtyard. Exterior lighting by Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

Join us for a unique evening of presentations by the designers responsible for this incredible facility. The Bloomberg Headquarters complex was developed by Vornado Realty Trust, owners of the Architects & Designers Building located directly across the street. This event, sponsored by the A & D Building, will be a first time ever gathering of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) NY Chapter Interiors Committee, the ASID NY Metro Chapter (American Society of Interior Designers), the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and the DLF/NY.

Speakers Paul Darrah, director of real estate, Bloomberg LLP
Todd DeGarmo, head principal, Studios Architecture
Clark Johnson, principal, Johnson Schwinghammer Lighting
Rafael Pelli, principal, Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects
Date

Wednesday, September 21

Time

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location

Architects & Designers Building
150 East 58th Street (btw. Lex & Third)
Presentation at A&D Building Conference Center, 5th Floor
Followed by a reception at Poliform, 9th Floor

Event charge

free

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Syncopated Light

Come tour Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Designers Lighting Forum. This critically acclaimed, state-of-the-art facility features amazing performance, rehearsal, and recording spaces -- designed specifically for and with jazz in mind. Take this unique opportunity to enjoy an insider visit and see how great lighting illuminates one of the city's newest and liveliest cultural venues.


2004© Feinknopf Photography: Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
2004© Feinknopf Photography: The Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center



Date

Wednesday, June 22

Time

6:00 SHARP

Speakers Michael Hennes and Francesca Bettridge,
Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Location

The Billie Holiday Terrace at Frederick P. Rose Hall,
Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center,
Broadway at 60th Street

 

The Magic of Boutique Lighting

Discover the magic of the award-winning Carlos Miele boutique located in the heart of the Meat Packing District. Stunning craftsmanship and sweeping arctic architecture combine with lighting to create the illusion of colorful clothing floating in mid air. A key challenge in this comfortable and open environment was balancing daylight and electric lighting to ensure proper visibility of displays.

Our presentation will start at the nearby Knoll Showroom; then small groups will tour the Carlos Miele boutique with the lead lighting designers from Focus Lighting to guide us.

 


lighting designers: Focus Lighting, Inc.
photo: Paul Warchol


Date

Wednesday, May 18

Time

Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:00; Presentation & tours: 6:00

Speaker Ken Ventry of Focus Lighting
Location

Knoll Showroom 76 Ninth Avenue, Floor 11
(photo ID required for entrance to building)

 

Guiding Lights at Lightfair

Join the DLF for a 90-minute guided tour of the product exhibits at LIGHTFAIR. Our experts will identify what is most important from the hundreds of exhibits and provide a non-commercial summary of the key innovations and introductions. Following our orientation, you can explore the exhibit floor at your leisure.

This program is designed specifically for those who don't "do lighting" full time and is presented without charge by The Designers Lighting Forum of New York and LIGHTFAIR. Pre-registration (name/firm/contact info) is required!

Date

Wednesday, April 13

Time

Tour meets at 12:15 PM

Location

Outside the Lightfair Registration Desks in the Javits Convention Center

Event charge

no charge, courtesy of DLF/NY and LightFair


The Modern Art of Lighting

Experience a unique tour of the new and renovated MoMA galleries with award-winning lighting designer George Sexton. Get the inside story of the museum’s lighting from through state of the art product development and final installation. Enjoy this rare opportunity to see and hear about the interaction of art, architecture, and lighting. Join the DLF for this special mid-day break, sponsored by Litelab.

Speaker George Sexton, III
Date

Wednesday, March 23

Time

Meet in the MoMA lobby at 12:50 PM
Tour begins at 1 PM

Location

Museum of Modern Art at 53rd Street

Event charge

DLF members & students: no fee.
Others $25 or free with $50 annual DLF membership paid at the door

This DLF/NY program counts as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

Watt Are You Doing to My Home?

How can you take advantage of the latest techniques, light fixtures and practices for lighting interior spaces today? Without the proper lighting, your expertly selected finishes and furnishings may not be seen to advantage. Join us in learning from the experts how to show your interiors in just the right light. This very special program, a D&D Building Designer Seminar, will show award-winning projects for kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces, and the effective lighting of coves, countertops, artwork and walls.

Discover the latest from lighting designers Connie Jensen of Lighting Professionals, Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Gary Novasel of Patdo Light Studio, Port Chester, NY in this fabulous and enlightening seminar. The presentation will include a Q & A period. Handouts will be provided.

Date

Tuesday, March 22

Time

9:30 AM SHARP

Location

ASTRA cafe, 14th floor, D&D Building, 979 Third Avenue Reception to follow in Vaughan, suite 1511

AIA and ASID CEU credits are available

PICTURE PERFECT LIGHTING
Thursday February 10

Join the DLF to see what television has to show us about lighting. Lighting designer Bill Berner, winner of four daytime Emmy Awards, will take us through the lighting of a current television game show. “Craft Corner Death Match” is set in a post-apocalyptic environment, and we will see conventional and moving lighting that is always “picture perfect.”

Speaker Bill Berner
Date

Thursday, February 10

Time

7:00 PM SHARP

Location

Metropolis Studios
105 East 106th Street – 2nd Floor
(East of Park Avenue, accessible via No. 6 subway at 103rd St)

This DLF/NY program counted as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

HOUSE OF LIGHT
Wednesday January 19

Tour architect Paul Rudolph's remarkable townhouse and the Modulightor showroom/factory that occupies its lower floors. See how the interplay of lighting effects brings this wonderful architecture to life.

Speaker Ernst Wagner, Modulightor

Date Wednesday, January 19
Time Refreshments: 6:00 - 6:30
Presentation: 6:30 - 7:00
Self-guided tours: 7:00 - 7:45
Location 246 East 58th Street

 

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Thursday December 16

Visit Scalamandre's stunning showroom in the new D & D Annex to celebrate the Holidays with DLF and ASID membership, with a behind the scenes of this renowned firm.

Speaker Domingo Gonzalez, Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Date

Thursday, December 16

Time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Presentation begins at 6:30

Location

D&D Annex, 222 East 59th Street

 

 

 

RINGING THE CITY WITH LIGHT
Wednesday November 17

Join us to hear and see how Domingo Gonzalez Associates re-envisioned Manhattan's nighttime skyline over the past decade, ringing light around the island and crystallizing its jewellike sparkle. By creating drama and enhancing the visibility of public art, historic buildings and transportation structures around the city, their lighting celebrates New York City's world class identity and image.

Speaker Domingo Gonzalez, Domingo Gonzalez Associates
Date

Wednesday, November 17th

Time

Refreshments: 5:30-6:00 Presentation: 6:00-7:30

Location

Luceplan, 315 Hudson Street (Btwn Spring and Vandam St.)

This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units

 

"POSTCARDS"
The Staten Island 9/11 Memorial
Wednesday, November 17

Join us for a reflective evening when lighting designers from Fisher Marantz Stone discuss their collaboration with architect Masayuki Sono in transforming an idea into a poignant memorial.

Speakers Brian Mosbacher and Kevin Frary of Fisher Marantz Stone
Masayuki Sono, Architect
Date Wednesday, October 20
Time

6:30 - 7:30 pm (Manhattan pre-ferry rendezvous: 5:30)*

   
Location

St. George Esplanade, Staten Island (next to Staten Island Yankee's Richmond County Bank Ball Park)*
Meet us on the Manhattan side and ride the ferry together or meet us on the Staten Island side. Manhattan gathering spot: corner of Whitehall St. and Water St., next to the news stand in front of One New York Plaza at 5:30pm

This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units

 

THE LIGHTING CONNECTION
Wednesday, Sept. 22

The brand new offices of the Associated Press World Headquarters show how intelligent lighting can be deployed to improve the fast-paced environment of knowledge workers. Within a full-floor footprint and conventional ceiling heights, the AP space combines daylight and a digitally connected and controlled lighting system. The result is an upbeat and responsive luminous solution.

Join members of the design team for a guided tour of these leading edge offices and learn what it takes to bring an advanced digital lighting system on line. It’s the DLF season opener – you don’t want to miss it!

Speakers Lee Hanel, HLB Lighting Design
Barbara Horton, HLB Lighting Design
GHK Architects
Rusty McBride, iGEN
Date Wednesday, Sept. 22
Time Refreshments: 5:30 - 6:15
Presentation: 6:15 - 7:30
Location Associated Press
450 West 33rd Street
(Corner of 10th Avenue)

This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units


2003-2004 calendar:

THE FLOWERING OF FLUORESCENT
Monday, June 21

It's not your parents' fluorescent lighting anymore. Join us for a first hand look at new, award-winning decorative fluorescent fixtures along with practical tips on applying energy-efficient design effectively -- and beautifully.

On view: finalists from the Lighting for Tomorrow competition.

Speakers: Sergio Orozco, Sergio Orozco Designs, Inc. and judge, Lighting for Tomorrow
JoAnne Lindsley, Lindsley Consultants, Inc. and Director of Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design
 
Date: Monday, June 21  
Time: Exhibit viewing & refreshments 5:30-6:15,
Presentation 6:15-7:15
 
Location:

The Lighting Center.
240 East 59 Street @ Second Avenue

 

This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

THE SHOPS AT COLUMBUS CIRCLE
Thursday May 27

Join us for a guided tour of the city's newest retail environment in the recently opened Time Warner Center. Come and see what everyone is talking about - no purchase necessary! Michael Hennes from Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design will walk us through the space, point out the invisible, and answer our questions.

Don't miss this fun and informative experience!.

Tour guide: Michael Hennes, Senior Associate, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design  
Date: Thursday, May 27  
Time: Tour from 6:15 to 7:00  

Location:

 

 

 

The Shops at Columbus Circle
The Time Warner Center
Meet at the ground floor information desk opposite William Sonoma

This DLF/NY program counted as 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

 

LIGHTING DRAMA AT THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
Thursday, April 22

Join us in orchestra seating at the famed Metropolitan Opera House for the all new production of
Don Giovanni, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Post-opera we will meet (location in the theater to be assigned) for an informal discussion
on the technical & aesthetic challenges of lighting in the Grand Scale of the Opera

Speaker: Wayne Schouinard of The Metropolitan Opera  
Date: Thursday, April 15  
Time: 7:30pm **Please note: this is an early curtain**  
Location: The Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York City  


Limited Seating
All proceeds to benefit lighting education
 

 

DISPLAY LIGHTING ON DISPLAY
Product Fair and Discussion Presented Jointly by DLF/NY and ISP
Wednesday, February 11

See the latest in display lighting, and learn how retail and showroom spaces employ it in dramatic and energy-effective ways. Two prominent lighting designers will discuss the techniques and technologies of display lighting, both where we’ve been and where we’re headed. And leading manufacturers will exhibit new products for display and retail applications.

Speakers:
David Apfel/David Apfel Lighting Design
Martin Shaffer/Martin Shaffer Associates

Exhibitors: Amerlux, Ardee, Celestial, Contrast, Enterprise Ltg, Gotham, Juno,
Lightolier, Lightwaves, Lucifer, Lumascape, Prima, Times Square, Wac
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units

SPIRITUAL LIGHTING
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Central Synagogue, built in 1872 and landmarked in 1875, suffered a disastrous fire in 1998. Beautifully renovated by Architects Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, and relighted by Fisher Marantz Stone, the synagogue's sanctuary reopened to great acclaim in 2001.

Join us for a guided tour by the lighting designers and a discussion of renovating this pre-electric landmark.

Speaker: Hank Forrest, Fisher Marantz Stone
Location: Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue and 55th Street
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units

THE RIGHT LIGHT!
Wednesday, December 10, 2003

What lighting systems do office workers prefer? What lighting makes a difference in productivity? These are hardly theoretical issues. What we know - and don't know - guides the lighting specifications for millions of square feet of office interiors every year.

The Right Light Consortium has researched these questions at a remarkable test site. Join us for a unique look at the results. You will be surprised and impressed.

Speaker: Carol Jones, LC
Light Right Consortium Project Manager
Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Location: Steelcase, 4 Columbus Circle, 7th floor Corner of 58th Street and 8th Avenue
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


photo by David Bergman

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Join us at Tony Ingrao’s new gallery space and explore how the design team balanced the antiques on display with the bright-white modernist background.
Tony Ingrao, Randy Kemper, Bryan Brown and Patdo Light Studio will guide you through this unique and critically acclaimed space and its ambitious design.

Speakers:
Gary Novasel of Patdo Light Studio
Lana L. Lenar of Patdo Light Studio
Tony Ingrao of Ingrao, Inc.
Bryan Brown of Ingrao, Inc.

Location: 17 East 64th Street


photo by Randall P. Fisher

SAY GOOD MORNING, GRACIE!
A Special Tour with Breakfast at Gracie Mansion

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Join DLF for this unique AM guided tour of Gracie Mansion. Hear interior designer Jamie Drake and lighting designer Leni Schwendinger talk about working on the restoration of this historic house.

Speakers:
Jamie Drake of Drake Design Associates
Leni Schwendinger of Leni Schwendinger Light Projects Ltd.

Location: East End Avenue at 88th Street


photo by David Bergman

LA VIDA NOCHE
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Drama, fascination and illusion were all brought together at Noche, an elegant new restaurant in Times Square. Join the DLF at the inaugural event of the season—a virtual tour of this spellbinding site, guided by the design team of Paul Gregory, Jeff Nathan and Gwen Grossman. See first hand how creative uses of light can inspire and evoke emotions, etching a space forever in your mind. From start to finish, the presentation will be a journey highlighting the importance of creating moods, and detailing key features of the Noche project.

Speakers: Paul Gregory, Jeff Nathan, Gwen Grossman of Focus Lighting, New York City

Location: 1604 Broadway, between 48th and 49th streets


photo above: David Bergman; photo below:Randall P. Fisher

2002-2003 calendar:

WATT ARE YOU DOING TO MY HOME?
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

The well-thought-out finishes and furnishings of your residential project will certainly go unnoticed if the illumination of the home is flawed. What are the most effective techniques, luminaires, and practices for lighting the home?

This very special program will be a true 'conversation' between three talented and opinionated professionals. They will be discussing pre-selected photographs (culled from over 200 appropriate images) of effective lighting techniques they have used on their successful and award winning projects for kitchens, baths, and living spaces, including coves, countertops, artwork and walls. It is amazing that each Lighting Designer would have addressed a task differently, yet all would have been right, and all would have respected the others' choices! There is an honest, comfortable chemistry and respect between the presenters (Renee Cooley, Connie Jensen, and Gary Novasel) that is very exciting and entertaining. A question and answer period will follow the prepared presentation. There will also be a great handout of application details and pointers for the attendees to take home with them.

Speakers:
Renée Cooley of Cooley Monato Studio, New York City
Connie Jensen of Lighting Professionals, Inc., Montvale, N.J.
Gary Novasel of Patdo Light Studio, New York City
Moderator: Todd Rosencrans of Jet Pak, New York City

Location: New York School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70 th St. (Between Lexington & Third Ave.)
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


GUIDING LIGHTS
Wednesday, May 7th, 2:30-4:30 PM , 2003
(Note special time.)

Let us be your guide to Lightfair

If you are new to lighting or just find the trade show environment a little overwhelming come tour Lightfair with the Designers Lighting Forum of New York. Working in small groups, "Guiding Lights" will visit significant exhibits and help you sort out what's new and interesting in lighting fashion and technology.

Guiding Lights is intended for designers from all professions, as well as distributors and contractors. Our apologies, but as a courtesy to exhibitors, this program is NOT intended for manufacturers or their sales representatives.

Participants must secure their own admission to Lightfair PRIOR to joining the tour and should allow time for registration. Note that attendees of Lightfair can leave the exhibit floor and re-enter after joining the tour.


PHOTOVOLTAICS: THE SUN AS A POWER SOURCE
Light = Power
Tuesday, April 15
, 2003

If you think that solar panels are not practical for use in New York City......Think Again! Gregory Kiss will introduce you to several of his solar panel installations planted in our own backyard, such as the Conde Nast Building, Whitehall Ferry Terminal and others. All pleasing to the eye, incorporating new technology, non-polluting, sustainable and with an American 'can do' inventiveness.

For KISS + CATHCART Architects, designing with electricity generating photovoltaic panels is an art in which "aesthetics are inseparable from function." Their fresh approach has won them many awards, competitions and high praise.

Their informed applications, thought-provoking design and solid philosophy are bound to fuel inspirational repercussions in your work.

Speaker: Gregory Kiss of KISS + CATHCART Architects, New York City

Location
The lobby of 4 Times Square (The Conde Nast Building);
enter on 42nd Street just east of Broadway
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


LIGHT FANTASTIC: WORKS OF ART
Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Step away from the nuts and bolts and gain a different perspective; light is much more than a tool to illuminate space.

In the hands of an artist like Leni Schwendinger, light becomes a powerful medium, forming an interaction between art and architecture. Explore the creative process, from inception to construction, as our award winning artist/lighting designer guides us through her unique installations.

Speaker Leni Schwendinger, Leni Schwendinger Light Projects, Ltd., New York City

Location
The New School, Parsons School of Design

This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


Our February event one was one of our best attended ever!

THE NEW AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
Wednesday, February 26, 2003

"The Best Building in the World 2001" — The New American Folk Art Museum — is on our agenda for the February DLF seminar. "The Best" designation was donned on the building at the prestigious Arup World Architecture Award ceremony in Berlin.

Architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien and Lighting Designer Richard Renfro will walk us through the building and discuss the intricate juxtaposition of materials and shapes, as well as the beautiful interplay of artificial and natural lighting. How to achieve the right balance in illuminating objects of art and architecture will be addressed. Project management challenges and accomplishments are also to be discussed.

Speakers
Tod Williams & Billie Tsien, Architects, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Associates
Richard Renfro, Renfro Design Group, Inc. in New York
This DLF/NY program counted as 1.5 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units

 

 


"DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES"
Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Join the DLF for another fabulous evening of theater on January 15! We are seeing "Dance of the Vampires", starring Michael Crawford. Following the show, we will move to the front of the theater and hear directly from lighting designer Ken Billington.

It will be a great, bloody good, fun-filled evening of light theater - and some enlightenment.

Ticket price is $95 and includes a donation to The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.



YOU BET YOUR LIGHT AT MOHEGAN SUN
Saturday, November 16, 2002

Lighting designers from Fisher Marantz Stone will guide us around the Mohegan Sun, which includes a casino, hotel and retail complex. Following an overview, we will walk in small groups for a detailed exploration of the “what, where, why and how” of this award-winning lighting project. Take our bus from NYC and return in time for dinner!

Location: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut.

The DLF gratefully thanks our event underwriters, Lighting Services Inc., Lightolier, Lutron, and Electronic Theatre Controls, for their generous support.
This DLF/NY program counted as one AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit


DRAMATIC ARCHITECTURAL EFFECTS
Wednesday, October 23 , 2002

"Wow, how did they get that effect? What's creating that color, that movement, that pattern? That is so interesting. How can I do that?"

At our next meeting, Rosco, a color and gobo manufacturer, will tell us (and show) what tools are available to architectural lighting designers to really bring out dramatic effects. The uses of dichroic glass, fluorescent sleeves and gobo rotators will be explained. Also, lighting designer Ira Levy will treat us to a colorful display of retail, museum and other architectural projects that he has brought to life with subtle and playful hues and patterns. This is a joint DLF/IES event.

Speakers
Esthere Strom, Product Manager, Applications Engineer, Rosco, Stamford, CT
Ira Levy, Levy Lighting Inc., New York City

Location: Levy Lighting Inc., 371 Broadway between White and Franklin streets, 3rd floor
(Subways: 6, N, R, A, C, E to Canal Street; 1, 9 to Franklin Street)
5:30, complimentary cocktails; 6:15, presentations .

The DLF sincerely thanks Rosco for their generous contribution to our event.

This DLF/NY program counted as one AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit


LIQUID LIGHTING
Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Join us as award-winning lighting designer Nelson Jenkins explains how he transformed a dilapidated, exposed brick building into one of the city's hottest new dining establishments.

Speaker
Nelson Jenkins, formerly of Ann Kale Associates, New York

Location: Suba Restaurant ~ Tapas Bar, 109 Ludlow Street (Delancey and Rivington, best subway: F train to Delancey)
5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Complimentary cocktails until 6 p.m.; thereafter, cash bar.

The DLF sincerely thanks Spectro Lume and Hydrel for their generous contribution to our event.



2001-2002 calendar:

MERGING LIGHT WITH FURNITURE
Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Merging lighting with - and into - furniture presents a constant challenge in office environments. Join award-winning lighting designer Stephen Margulies as he shares his experience and techniques for effective design and practical installation of integrated systems. Bring your issues!

Stephen Margulies
Director, Cosentini Lighting Design

Location: Steelcase Showroom, 4 Columbus Circle (58th St & 8th Ave)
Refreshments: 5:30-6:15
Presentation and discussion: 6:15-7:15

This program counted as one AIA/CES HSW Learning Unit


TOYING WITH LIGHT
Wednesday, 24 April 2002

Join us at the "center of the toy universe" - Time Square's hottest retail store: Toys-R-Us! Paul Gregory of Focus Lighting, will lead us through this children's wonderland of fun. And, if you want a free Ferris wheel ride, come early (see Time, below)! This is a joint presentation with ISPNY (Institute of Store Planners).

Speaker:
Paul Gregory, Focus Lighting

Location: Toys-R-Us
Corner of 44th street and Broadway, New York, NY
Meet on 3rd floor, Pepsi World

5:40 - Come ride the 3 story tall Ferris wheel, compliments of Tokistar! Check in with us on the 3rd floor to get a ticket for this ride -- you need it. Tickets will be available starting at 5:30.
6:00 - Refreshments
6:30 - Presentation



Over 300 people attended this largest DLF event ever:

TOTAL CONTROL
"Get Smart" Gets Real

Wednesday March 13.
Product Fair: 5:30 - 6:30 and 7:30 - 8:30. Speakers: 6:30 - 7:30.
Location: Cooper Union College, Wollman Auditorium, located in the Engineering Building, 51 Astor Place at Third Avenue in Manhattan, NY.

We may not need Max's shoe phone, but Control can win over KAOS with control systems for lighting applications. Come see the newest technologies from 15 vendors side by side at a special joint DLF/IES Product Fair and hear from four experts who've come in from the dark, er, cold. Make sure you won't have to say "missed it by that much...."

Speakers:
Emily Monato, Cooley Monato Studio
Michael Hennes, Cline, Bettridge, Bernstein Lighting Design
Michael Curtin, Advanced Electric Design, Ltd.
Moderated by Todd Rosencrans, Jet Pak Electric

Exhibitors: ALM, AMX, CentraLite, Cooper Lighting, Crestron, Douglas, ERCO, ETC, Leviton, Lightolier, LiteTouch, Lutron, MicroLite,Vantage, and others.

 

Continuing Education credits:
2 AIA/CES HSW learning units,
1/2 LEU NCQLP credits




ERGONOMICS OF LIGHTING

Wednesday, February 20th
Refreshments: 5:30 pm
Presentation: 6:15 pm

Join us for a lively and pointed discussion on the ergonomic effects of daylighting on building occupants, energy and architectural forms. It's an issue of growing importance in both lighting and building design.

Dr. Martin Moeck will review recent studies and will contrast examples of European and US deisgn approaches. We look forward to having a stimulating and informative presentation!

Speaker: Dr. Martin Moeck, Penn State University, Department of Architectural Engineering.

This event qualified for 1 AIA/HSW/CES credit


KEEP THE SPIRIT!
The DLF Party & Play Celebrate New York!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2002
5:30 to 7:30 — Party at Sardi's, 234 West 44th Street
8:00 — Curtain Call — 42nd Street

Having fun really makes a difference these days. And that you'll have when you join the DLF-NY for our "Celebrate New York" party and play. We picked a very New York location for our party and a quintessentially New York play. The party site? SARDI'S! Here we will celebrate our corporate sponsors. The play? 42nd Street! What more could we want? You

Let's make this a fun evening and a terrific way to do our part to support Broadway. As in years past, all net proceeds will be donated to lighting education.


DIVINE INSPIRATION

Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun
257 West 88th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue

Can you frankly introduce theatrical lighting equipment into a historic space, while maintaining the traditional character and reverence of the architecture? Or does it clash? Will the dramatic techniques that sweep Broadway's stages, equally illuminate a more spiritual environment?

It all works remarkably well. To see for yourself, join lighting designer Charles Cosler for a tour and discussion of the concepts, processes and methods of the installation at Temple Congregation B'Nai Jeshurun as well as insight into other houses of worship he has illuminated.
Please come as early as you can to catch the last light through the stained glass windows.

Speaker:
Charles Cosler of Charles Cosler Theater Design


This event qualified for 1 AIA/HSW/CES credit

HUGO BOSS: A LIGHTING STATEMENT

Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Hugo Boss, 717 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street

The line between event lighting and retail lighting has been crossed. And who will want to go back? Wait 'til you see this new flagship Hugo Boss store. Did the lighting achieve the effects the designers and store managers wanted? How do you infuse a stationary location with all the fluidity of a runway show? You will hear the answers to these and other questions from Hugo Boss's store planner and visual manager, as well as the lighting designers.

Come with us for a tour and discussion at the new Hugo Boss retail store and learn how lighting can create an exciting atmosphere that stimulates sales.

Speakers:
Hugo Boss Store Planner Andrew Braun and Visual Manager Randall Yaw
Lighting Designers Joe Saint, jkld, Inc., NYC, NY and
Alexander Radunsky, Light Options, NYC, NY


LIGHTING THE LOTUS

Wednesday, September 19, 2001
Lotus, 409 West 14th Street

How does the hottest club and restaurant in NYC maintain its cool?
Lighting is definitely part of the answer and we will see exactly how useful it is in achieving advantageous ambiance at Lotus. This new, three-star restaurant and nightclub really makes the scene in a city where everything vies for attention. In a discussion with the design team, you will hear how the need to create a mood - within specific space constraints - affected design, how custom fixtures and candles were used to further enhance the environment, and how the scene is set for a romantic, relaxed evening.

Speakers: Nancy Mah and Scott Kester, Nancy Mah Design


2000-2001 calendar:

WATT'S NEW

Wednesday, May 16, 2001
in the Auditorium of Parsons School of Design, 66 Fifth Avenue (between 12th & 13th Streets.

And what works. Our panel of luminary lighting designers and specifiers will discuss their applications of new lamp technologies and reveal to us what they like and why. A joint DLF/IESNY presentation.

Moderator:
Gary Dulanski, Partner
Stan Deutsch Associates, New York

Panelists :
JoAnne Lindsley, FIALD, LC
Director of the Masters Program, Parsons School of Design Department of Architecture;
Lindsley Consultants, Inc., New York

David Apfel, IALD, LC
David Apfel Lighting Design, New York

Corporate Sponsors for the May Program:
Aromat Corporation
Luminis
Pyramid Lighting Group
Rambusch Lighting

LIGHTING THAT GOES "VROOM"

Thursday, April 26, 2001
Audi Showroom Park Avenue and 47th Street

Just look at all the shiny metal, luxurious leather, and electronic gadgetry. That's the basic idea behind lighting cars. But there's a lot more to it if you want to close the sale. To see how it's done, join us as internationally recognized lighting designer Stefan Graf takes us on a fun and informative tour of the award-winning Audi showroom. Please come early and enjoy our company over refreshments.

Speaker: Stefan Graf, IALD, LC Principal, Illuminart

Corporate Sponsors for the April Program:
Lighting Services Inc.
Lightolier/The Lighting Group
Philips Lighting Company
Shelton Lighting

 

HOOP DREAMS

Thursday, March 29th, 2001
NBA Store, 666 Fifth Avenue

Just to keep us jumping, we'll be taken on a tour of the NBA's extremely successful retail store in our city. The special art of designing to promote sales will be explained by the lighting design and architectural firms in a "how to" session. Ask them how they took on one of the most popular brands in the country -- the NBA -- and brought it to the people. Meet us at Center Court to learn about slamdunk lighting .

This is a joint DLF/ISP (Institute of Store Planners) program.

Speakers: Johnson Schwinghammer, Lighting Consultants; The Phillips Group Architecture, LLP.


Fred Strauss (The Phillips Group), Peggy Monroe Meehan (DLF/NY), David Kloman (ISP) and Michelle Clement (Johnson Schwinghammer) at the NBA store.

 

LIGHT FOR LIFE

Wednesday, February 21st, 2001

Architectural Lighting Magazine, 1 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor

Light is food and energy, triggering daily and seasonal circadian rhythms, boosting our physical and emotional well being. Our expert will analyze the connection between lighting (design) and the direct effects upon soundness of body and mind. Speaker: Marianna Figueiro, MS, Program Director of the Lighting Research Center, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute