Abhay Wadhwa to Speak at NOMA Conference in Chicago
Abhay Wadhwa, Design Principal & CEO at AWA Lighting Designers will speak at the NOMA Conference in Chicago on Thursday, October 18 2018.
His talk is entitled “Out of Shadows: Darkness in a New Light”
The following is the abstract from his talk:
Positive visual environments require a healthy balance between bright and dark, light and shadow. In a world where the success of a lighting design solution in a project or a space is often measured by the footcandles achieved, uniformity ratios and wattage consumed, are we losing the plot here? Can light truly be appreciated without shadows and darkness? Lack of a better understanding of darkness and shadows can lead to an altogether lopsided relationship with light and light alone. The absence of its contrasting partners in darkness and shadows can have a diminishing effect on the true beauty of light. Light and darkness are opposites; darkness being the absence of light, while shadow is a comparative darkness located in the land between light and darkness. Different project types and architectural styles demand different levels of electric light. We should understand how to control shadows and darkness, thereby creating opportunities for evocative visual experiences while avoiding unwanted darkness, within the design requirements of the project. In this course, we will study the various new lighting paradigms that utilize these perspectives, and explore the various philosophical and cultural connects on shadow and darkness in architecture.
Other design industry leaders speaking at the conference are:
Michael Ford, AIA Associate
Founder of Hip Hop Architecture
Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP
Senior Associate at S9 Architects
Venesa Alicea, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, BD+C, WELL AP
Owner & Principal at Venesa Alicea Architects
Ellen D. Abraham, Associate AIA, NOMA
Senior Technical Lead at SOM
Jonathan Moody, AIA
Partner at Moody Nolan
Roberta Washington, FAIA, NOMAC
Principal at Roberta Washington Architects
Tya Winn, AIA, NOMA
Director of Project Planning at Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
For complete information on the conference and stellar list of speakers please go HERE. Don’t forget to download the conference app.