Event and Speaker Profiles
Neon Bus Tour
Come tour the neon jungle of Los Angeles with the Museum of Neon Art (MONA) bus tour and the Illuminating Engineering Society of Los Angeles!
MONA is a key cultural asset to the LA region, providing an exciting window to LA's history through it's outstanding neon collection and tours of historic neon signage. MONA exhibits neon, glass, electric and kinetic works.
Their knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides are sure to provide an educational and fun insight into the past and present neon in Los Angeles!
7:00pm Meet at 4th and Main; 7:30pm bus leaves
The tour is 3 hours. It is recommended that you eat beforehand, or bring food to eat with you on the bus. Water, red and white wine and some sodas will be served at pit stops during the course of the tour.
Light and Human Health
Dr. Brainard's academic work has been concerned with the effects of light on biological and behavioral responses of animals and humans for over thirty years. His research on the effects of light have been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, NASA, FDA, DOE, DOD as well as Philips, OSRAM, Panasonic and other industrial and private sources. He has authored over 100 original research articles and over 50 book chapters and edited 9 books or monographs including four lighting standards for the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).
Dr. Brainard has been the US Division Six Director for the International Commission on Illumination (USNC/CIE) since 1992, chaired the IESNA Photobiology Committee for ten years, and is currently chair of the IESNA Light and Health Committee.
The Light Research Program research team has developed and tested advanced lighting designs for treating patients with winter depression. He is currently working on lighting for the International Space Station and other future space habitats. This work is intended to develop lighting countermeasures for health risks for astronauts and ground crew during space flight.
Recently he has been honored with the Research Award from the Professional Lighting Design Convention (November 2013) and the Research Award for Excellence on Photobiology, Photochemistry and Photophysics, from the American Society for Photobiology (June, 2010).
During his career, Dr. Brainard has taught neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to over 7,000 medical and graduate students. He has received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching and his painted portrait was dedicated to Thomas Jefferson University in 1989.
Light is a potent stimulus for regulating human biology and behavior. Light has the capacity to restore health in clinical applications, such as treating winter depression and sleep disorders. In addition, light therapy has been evaluated for healthy individuals who experience circadian and sleep disruption associated with intercontinental jet travel, shift work and spaceflight. Studies are in process testing a prototype solid state light system for supporting astronaut vision as well as circadian, neuroendocrine, neurobehavioral and sleep regulation in crewmembers on the International Space Station. Development of such advanced lighting technologies opens the door to innovative architectural applications in public facilities, work places and homes.
2013 California Title 24 Overview: More Control
Michael Jouaneh is manager of sustainability and energy standards for Lutron, the world leader in light control solutions. Michael is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Lightfair International and Greenbuild, and is active in the development of the top energy and green building codes/standards for the U.S. He is also the author of several published articles, whitepapers, and case studies on high-performance, energy-efficient green buildings. Michael is the vice chair of the Lighting Controls Association, and is involved with many organizations, including ASHRAE, the California Energy Commission, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Illuminating Engineering Society, International Code Council, and the U.S. Green Building Council. Michael is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a LEED AP. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.
Anatomy of an Award Winning Project: A Panel DiscussionDate:
September 19, 2013
Ever wonder what it takes to win an Illumination Award? What do you look for in a photo to capture the essence of the design? How in 300 words or less do you tell the story and the goals of the project in a compelling way? What exactly are the judges looking for?
Teal Brogden – Senior Principal of Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Teal is a practice leader in HLB's urban portfolio of projects, which is fueled by her love of travel and culture. Her travels have developed in her a deep understanding of the impact that light can bring to the urban experience. She has been a creative partner in performing arts venues, museums, transportation centers, hospitality, healthcare, corporate and mixed-use developments, universities, lab/research facilities, parks and historic cultural centers.
Anita Chagaris – Director of Marketing for Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting
In 2013, Anita co-wrote the book "Garage Sale Gourmet, Streetwise Shopping for Fun, Profit and Home Improvement." It was this that began her two year marketing campaign promoting her book across the states. Prior to committing her career to marketing, Anita began her journey in the field of Interior Design. In 2005, Anita joined KGM Architectural Lighting as the Director of Marketing and Network Administrator. With her background in Interior Design, experience in public speaking promoting her book and knowledge of software and program administration, she was able to undertake all aspects of marketing.
Sean O'Connor – Principal of Sean O'Connor Lighting
Sean O'Connor recognized the power of light and shadow as a student of architecture. Since establishing his firm, Sean O'Connor Lighting, fifteen years ago, Mr. O'Connor has developed an award-winning body of work which defines spaces, their character, identity, and beauty through the use of light. Mr. O'Connor works in close collaboration with architects, interior designers, and owners to implement integrated lighting systems that create atmosphere and emotion to reinforce the project vision. He is a frequent speaker on lighting design, having lectured to architecture, interior design, and lighting design professionals and students at events including Neocon, Lightfair International, Designers Lighting Forum, Illuminating Engineering Society, General Electric Nela Park, and the Philips Retail Lighting Leadership Forum. Obsessed with form and function, Sean has also designed a wide range of lighting products for leading architectural lighting manufacturers, having received the Lightfair International Innovation Award for three consecutive years.
Mark Seegel – Principal of Levine/Seegel Associates
Mark Seegel has over 40 years of experience in the design of electrical systems for commercial, institutional facilities, and interior design development projects and evaluation of existing building systems.
Lumen West Awards Banquet
Lumen West 2014 – Nexus will be a celebration of our past, present, and the future connections within the lighting design industry.
Get ready to be teleported to a new frontier where we can reflect on our past achievements and begin to explore the future of light.
IESLA invites you to join us and your fellow design professionals, as well as a few specialty performers and musicians, at Avalon Hollywood for a one-night only trip around the universe on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Early perks deadline is April 15th.
IES ILLUMINATION AWARDS 2014
It's that time of the year again…To enter your 2014 IES Illumination Awards Submissions! The IES Illumination Awards – International & Sectional submission opens January 1, 2014. Get those project details and photos together to submit in any one – or all – of the following categories:
Online submission is now open and will end February 14, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.
The IES Illumination Awards provides a unique opportunity for public recognition of professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design based upon the individual merit of each entry judged against specific criteria.
Judges are selected from a broad professional spectrum that represents knowledge of lighting and design excellence. The judging system is based entirely on how well the lighting design does or does not meet the program criteria. This program is not a competition. The program is open to any qualified entrant without limitations as to professional affiliations. The Guth, Waterbury, Cutler, Energy and Environmental Design Award sponsored by Osram Sylvania and the Control Innovation Award sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association are parallel programs created to recognize outstanding lighting design.
To begin the submission process, click here. The online submission process through the main IES website is identical to last year – no substantive changes.
Score Sheets: The IA program has five award categories with five corresponding score sheets for each category. Remember to check the score sheets as you prepare your submissions. Each score sheet addresses specific areas within the category. Judging will be based on how well the submission addressed the criteria within the score sheet for that award category.
Please visit http://www.ies.org/ia/
Not submitting a project this year? Why not volunteer to be a judge? As a Sectional or International Online Judge, you will gain a deeper insight into what the IES is looking for within each project category, and give you an edge the next time you submit.
Questions? Contact David Komonosky, IESLA Illumination Awards Chair
Section Awards will be presented at the 2014 Lumen West Awards in June. If you would like to volunteer to be on the Lumen West planning committee, please contact Lumen West Chair, Matt Bates.
Open for Online Submission:
Illuminating Engineering Society 19th Annual Lighting Product Show
Once again, the Los Angeles Section is sponsoring the very successful Lighting Product Show and at a new location--the Shrine Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, Los Angeles, CA. This year the Show will be on Thursday, February 27, 2014. The attached application will give you all of the information. Space is based on a "first come, first serve" basis. Last year, we were sold out before the end of the year.
Manufacturers need to register through their local sales representative. The maximum number of booth spaces available per representative is 10. We will not allow the allocated spaces to be split up and resold to the manufacturers. Representatives should list complete name of each manufacturer to which a space is to be assigned. Payment must be received by January 3, 2014 or booths will not be reserved.
With the success of this event, we are funding the IES Los Angeles Section Student Education Fund, which consists of the Saul Goldin Memorial Internship Program and the Russell Cole Memorial Design Competition. These education programs have been redesigned to offer diversified opportunities to Southern California students from the design community who are interested in pursuing lighting studies.
We look forward to your participation and another successful event. Send in the attached sign-up form and payment as soon as possible to reserve your space. Checks must be payable to "IES Los Angeles Section," as indicated on Signup Form.
Contact Wally Whitney at I.E. Systems with questions.
2013 California Title 24 Changes: Presentation, Panel Discussion, and Q&A
For the past 25+ years, Charles has worked with engineers, contractors, distributors, and owners to design, specify, and start up Lighting Control Systems for almost every kind of Commercial and Industrial project. The products have run the gamut from simple standalone occupancy sensors to networked Lighting Control Systems for multi-building campuses. After the systems have been installed, Charles has spent thousands of hours working with the facility engineers ensuring that they are educated on their new systems and are using them to their fullest capabilities. Charles is Watt Stopper's Western Regional Vice President, overseeing all sales activity in the Western Coastal states, and managing five dedicated district managers and sales specialists. Before that, he was the company's Western Technical Manager, working extensively on complex projects involving motion detectors, relay panels, daylighting controls, and integration. Charles has also attended uncounted California Energy Commission meetings during the development of the various Title 24 Energy Codes to provide real world insight to the policy makers and act as an ombudsman for his customers. Most of all, Charles considers himself an educator, and greatly enjoys presenting to groups interested in Lighting Control technologies as well as those needing to understand the nuances of the various energy codes.
So you're all ready for the new Title 24 changes?
If not, consider spending an afternoon with us on Saturday, November 9th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Charles Knuffke with Wattstopper will give his popular Powerpoint presentation on the topic and will pause for questions and panel discussion on each change. Our goal is to encourage questions and extended discussion along with a panel of local designers (to be announced) to explore creative ways to address the changes. This event will be a more in-depth study of the new Title 24 changes than our November 7th Title 24 Overview event.
We will serve hot hors d'oeuvres with coffee and tea.
17th Annual IESLA Golf Classic
To benefit the Saul Goldin Memorial Scholarship Fund and Russell Cole Design Competition