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Light Manipulating Materials: Create, Build, Inspire - CE Lunch and Learn

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Hobbs and Black Conference Room
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AIA Huron Valley is pleased to host a lunch and learn focused on light manipulating materials using LED's and panels in resin, glass and terrazzo.

Location: Hobbs and Black Conference Room, NE corner of East Huron and N. State 

Parking: public parking on street or in public garages 

PPE and Other Gear Required: No special gear.

Continuing Education: This presentation is accredited for 1 LU/HSW continuing education credit. Course No. AEC1056 by Sensitile Systems

Course Description: 

Light-manipulating materials use internal channels to capture, bend, scatter, and redirect light and create visually stunning spaces. Panels and slabs in resin, glass, and terrazzo create an experiential surface for privacy screens or signage, primary or accent lighting, countertops or flooring—anywhere the interplay of light and shadow is desired for beauty and inspiration. This course describes the different types of light-manipulating materials and substrates as well as the design and installation options for a wide range of dynamic, unique applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast light-filtering, light-emitting, and interactive light-manipulating materials in terms of how they capture, bend, and redirect light from ambient sources with no power needed or with energy-efficient LEDs.
  • Explain how materials maximize light while reducing glare, extend light deeper into and distribute it within a space, provide privacy without seclusion, and operate as energy-efficient primary or accent lighting.
  • Discuss the performance attributes of resin, glass, and terrazzo substrates and their available design options including sizes, surface finishes, lighting solutions, color, shapes, and graphics.
  • Describe application examples and mounting options for secure installation
  • Integrate designer/architect feedback regarding how these materials enrich the experience of a space through various case studies.

Cost: FREE for AIAHV Members, Associate Members and Students, $20 for Non-Members

Presenters:  Loren Primeau, Sensitile Systems of Ypsilanti, MI 

Lunch will be provided.  

Questions? Contact: Theresa Angelini, tangelini@angeliniarchitects.com

Please register soon as spaces are limited!

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