The Detroit Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.
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The Detroit Section has a proud history of being at the forefront of lighting design, and this year is no exception! There were a total of 6 submitted projects from our section We are proud to showcase this amazing work and the people behind the designs.
Join us from 12-1 on Tuesday, November 8th to see the presentation showcase of the great work being done by our lighting community.
Industry leaders, in a variety of lighting design specialties, discuss ways in which the training of young professionals can be pioneered for the field’s inevitable changes. Can existing programs create a larger, more qualified pool of young professionals via a “renaissance-like” approach to the lighting industry? Panelists will respond to audience engagement.
Webinar participants are eligible for one and a half (1.5) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
MODERATOR: Stan Kaye, SK Design and Consulting LLC< Stan Kaye is the founder and principal consultant of SKD. Throughout his 35 years of experience as a designer, educator, and consultant, projects have taken him to nearly all fifty states as well as Europe, Asia and Australia. He has served as the director of the graduate design program at the University of Florida from 1999-2003 and 2011-present. He held membership in United Scenic Artists local 829, the Illuminating Engineers Society, and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Combining an interest in photography, the human visual system, entertainment design, and museum artifact illumination, he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in lighting design and technology for performance facilities of all types as well as architecture and museums. PANELIST: Scott Rosenfeld, Lighting Designer at Smithsonian Institution
Scott Rosenfeld designs lighting for museums. Originally trained as a theatrical lighting designer, since 1997 Scott has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. The advent of LED lighting has led Scott to research new possibilities for manipulating the spectrum of light to enhance vision and slow the degradation of light sensitive materials. Scott frequently lectures about how lighting can allow visitors to better see and appreciate artwork at conferences including: DOE, AIA, IALD, IES, PACCIN and LFI. Scott is chair of the IES’s Museum and Art Gallery Committee.
PANELIST: Kathy Perkins
Kathy has designed lighting for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres such as American Conservatory Theatre, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, St. Louis Black Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Federal Theatre, Mark Taper, Yale Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, People’s Light, and Playmakers Repertory. Kathy is the recipient of numerous research and design awards, including Ford Foundation, Fulbright, National Endowment for the Humanities, an NAACP Image Award and Henry Hewes Design Award. In 2007 she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She received her BFA from Howard University and M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Kathy is faculty Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
PANELIST: Dennis Size, The Lighting Design Group
In his 40+ year career Dennis has designed the lighting for shows on every major television Broadcast and cable Network. His international design repertoire includes theatre, dance, live events, soap operas, talk shows, news magazines, government projects, corporate facilities, concerts, sporting events, political conventions, Presidential debates, award shows, and the latest ‘craze’ – home studios and podcasts. He’s written for trade journals and taught at several Universities, including Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, and the University of Scranton. He has been nominated for the EMMY Award 12 times, and has won five. Dennis is an Executive Vice-President of the LIGHTING DESIGN GROUP—an international Broadcast lighting design company headquartered in New York City.
PANELIST: Chip Israel, Lighting Design Alliance
Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 38 years. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As Co-CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts. His list of credentials includes being elected as a Fellow in both the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and IESNA, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 300 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.
PANELIST: Naomi Miller, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Naomi Miller straddles the line between design and engineering at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Portland OR. By bridging the gap between technology and application, she promotes the wise use of LEDs, working with industry to overcome hurdles and celebrate the opportunities. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors, and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD. Her current research interests are flicker, glare, and light and health. She recently served on the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Board of Directors and is both a Fellow of the IES and the IALD.
PANELIST: Jeff Ravitz, Intensity Advisors, LLC
Jeff Ravitz is a Primetime Emmy®-winning lighting designer, lecturer, and writer specializing in live entertainment being captured for multi-camera television. He is the co-author of the book, Lighting For Televised Live Events. Jeff has designed TV specials, from awards shows, concerts and stand-up comedy to debates, interviews and entertainment scenes in films. He is the broadcast lighting advisor to the Coachella festival. His concert credits include world tours for Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, John Mellencamp, Styx and Ringo Starr. Jeff was named a Parnelli Lighting Designer of the Year. His design firm, Intensity Advisors, is based in Los Angeles.
PANELIST: Anne Militello, Vortex Lighting
Anne Militello is an internationally recognized lighting designer and fine artist with a career spanning all aspects of creating with light. Noted theater work includes original productions directed by Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, and David Lynch; the Broadway production of ‘Cuba and His Teddy Bear;’ and Christopher Alden’s opera production of ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ She has designed touring concert productions for Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, KD Lang, Lou Reed, The Decemberists, Neil Young and Pearl Jam. Numerous architectural projects include the façade of the New 42nd Street Studios and original integrated light art and media installations that continue to grace buildings in NYC. She designed Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with Universal Studios on ‘The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.’ Anne is the Principal and Founder of Vortex Lighting.
Please join us for a holiday social as we return to Pop’s for Italian in Ferndale
Chopped Italian Salad (Vegetarian Available on Request)
Char-Grilled Sirloin (Gluten Free)
$10 for Students
$25 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$40 for IES Members
$50 for Non-Members
Significant Others of IES Members are welcome to register at the Member Ticket Price.
Attendees are encouraged to send their favorite holiday photos from their childhood, family gatherings, etc. for us to show off at the event! Please send photos to [email protected] by Thursday December 8, 2022.
Please RSVP by Thursday 12/1 at 1pm. We can’t wait to see you!
Tickets are Limited, so we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible.
Go to the link below to reserve tickets:
Webinar participants are eligible for one (1) IES Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
New technologies that impact our lighting community are emerging, converging, and disrupting business as usual. Some are poised to reposition lighting from prominence in the built environment to being assimilated by other industries. LEDs are mature and as that aspect of our market slows, convergence with other trades accelerates.
Why do lighting events feature EV charging products? Are the internet, telecom, HCAC and electronics companies assimilating our industry? Are lighting manufacturers still innovating? The next revolution in lighting is underway and it portends to be larger and faster than the SSL revolution.
How do you position yourself securely during a seismic shift? Anticipating change helps us to prepare for it. Ignoring change is how we become irrelevant. This session will address the changes we currently face, how they will affect skill sets in our lighting community and suggest new skills that will be needed in the next decade and beyond.
Presented by Mark Lein, LC, CLEP, CLMC, HBDP, LEED AP
Mark has designed interior and exterior lighting systems for a wide range of applications including residential, municipal, retail, healthcare and both conventional and nuclear power plants. Over several decades he has provided lighting education while working, presenting and teaching across four continents. He serves on over twenty lighting related committees including ASHRAE, ANSI, IEEE, ICC and the IES. As a part of his job he also monitors over 100 lighting related organizations.
Mark is a columnist for Lighting Design and Application Magazine writing on the changes in our industry and he hosts a podcast on lighting trends and technologies. Mark serves on multiple boards and executive committees advising various organizations. Mark ran the educational centers for both Cooper and Hubbell Lighting and was the Director of Government & Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA before joining the Illuminating Engineering Society. He serves as lighting consultant to the IES through his company, Augmented Illumination.
Join Design and Construction Students and Professionals for a Lighting Industry Panel and Networking Event at Lawrence Tech University!
Students and Professionals in Design and Construction are invited to join IES Detroit for a Lighting Industry Panel and Networking Event in the UTLC Gallery of Lawrence Tech University. Attendees will learn about the disciplines that make up the lighting industry, and strengthen their understanding of how these roles work together to be successful.
The event will kick off with a Panel consisting of professionals from various sectors of the lighting industry, and the Networking Event will give attendees an opportunity to learn about each other, and celebrate the diverse roles and skillsets that are needed to make projects happen. Participants in the Networking Event are eligible to win prizes!
Salvatore (Sam) Moschelli – Integrated Design Solutions – Architect
Delia Rodi – Niagara Murano – Lighting Designer
Brandon Reynolds – Peter Basso Associates – Electrical Engineer
Brian Mendez – Michigan Lighting Systems East – Lighting Agent
Kyle Verseman – Landscape Forms – Manufacturer
Kelly O’Connor – SourceBlue LLC – Construction
Moderator: Darren Lapsley – Clarus Lighting and Controls
4:00-4:30 Gather with Hors D’oeuvres
5:30-6:30 Networking Event with Strolling Dinner
6:30-7:00 Prize Announcement
$10 for Students
$15 for Emerging Professional IES Members
$20 for IES Members
$30 for Non-Members
You may be asked to provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.
The Lighting Industry Mixer will be held at the UTLC Gallery at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield, located in the south end of Building 3 (map below). Attendees may park for free in Lots A or G.
Click here to Download our new & improved 2023 IES Detroit Product Show Digital Booklet »
Thank you to Clarus Lighting & Controls for sponsoring the Digital Booklet!
The Annual IES Detroit Lighting Product Show is the “must attend” event of our calendar year. Featuring over 100 lighting exhibitors, there will be something to see for everyone. This is your chance to see the latest trends and developments in the lighting industry. Lighting Designers, Architects, Interior Designers, Specifiers, Electrical Engineers, Electrical Contractors, and Distributors are all encouraged to attend.
The trade show features plenty of food and several open bars to enjoy through the evening.
Also be sure to come and buy a raffle ticket at the door for your chance to win great prizes donated by our exhibitors and the IES Detroit Section.
NEW FOR 2023: IES Detroit is proud to offer CEU Presentations at this year’s Product Show.
3pm-4pm :: The Benefits of Warm Street Lighting :: Bob Hahn and Michael Woznicki, Lumecon
4:30pm-5:30pm :: The Science of Color: TM30 :: Bridget Cross, Ecosense
6pm-7pm :: Specifying Sustainable Luminaires :: Anita Majumdar, Acuity Brands
Sustainable building certifications are not a fad; they are a must for today’s commercial construction projects. The widespread pursuit of these certifications has not only improved the built environment, but it has also spawned creation of new certifications that go beyond energy code to address health and wellbeing. As we compare certifications, one thing becomes clear, they are similarly based on the same set of standards and codes. While each offers a unique twist, and thus, varying degrees of difficulty to achieve. This presentation will address the use of lighting to Meet the Metrics of three of the most popular certifications, LEED, the WELL Building Standard, and The Living Building Challenge. AB 2203 1 AIA LU HSW
Presenter: Kristen Mallardi, LC, MIES
Kristen is a 15-year Lighting Industry veteran and Senior Specification Sales Manager for Acuity Brands Lighting where she strives to “Light The Way” by sharing brilliant ideas and staying connected with the ever-changing lighting industry. Kristen stays connected through her strong partnership with Acuity’s network of market leading Lighting Manufacturers representatives in the Mid-West. She is also dedicated to sustaining the mission and vision of the Illuminating Engineering Society at the local section level, where she has served as President of the Cleveland section and as District 8 Chair, among various other IES committee roles.
- Meeting Fees:
IES Emerging Professionals $15.00
IES Member $20.00
Non-IES Member $30.00
For discounted fees, please provide Student ID or proof of Association Membership at the door.
- Meeting Location Details:
Our Event will be held at the Engineering Society of Detroit, 20700 Civic Center Drive #450 Southfield, MI 48076. Free on site parking is available.
5:00-5:45pm – Gather and Network
5:45-6:30pm – Catered Dinner
6:30-8:00pm – Presentation
LIGHTEN UP! brings individuals within the design community together to engage, inspire and challenge one another to create a luminaire made from everyday objects.
YOU MUST RSVP by April 21st, 2023. You do not need a team to register!
6:00pm-6:20pm Gather and Network
6:20pm-6:30pm Video by National Sponsor Q-Tran to introduce lighting kits
6:30pm-8:00pm Design Competition
8:00pm-8:30pm Luminaire Presentations to Judges
8:30pm-9:00pm Prize Announcements
-Participants will compete with other sections in real time. Teams will have 1 1/2 hours to design and build their luminaire.
-Teams can be 4-6 participants. You do not have to be an IES Member to participate!
-The Light Source will be provided by Q-Tran. The building materials will be provided by IES Detroit. These will be available to you at the start of the competition.
-The Design Theme will be revealed when the competition begins
-Food and beverages will be provided during the event.
SPACE IS LIMITED – SAVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Questions? Please email Eric Graettinger – [email protected]
Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the IES Detroit Section while honoring the contributions of Stephen Squillace.
Celebrate with us!
During the evening’s festivities, we will:
- Celebrate the Illuminating Engineering Society Detroit Section’s 100-year anniversary
- Reflect on Stephen Squillace’s outstanding contributions and his impact in the Lighting Community
- Hear from Keynote Speaker Janet Lennox Moyer
- Honor IES Detroit Section Service Award Recipients
- Induct Mark Lien into the 2022-2023 Michigan Lighting Hall of Fame
- Receive updates from IES President Frank Agraz
Dress Code: Business Formal
IES Member $75.00
IES Emerging Professional $50.00
- 5:30 – 6:30 pm | Live Music, Mingling & Drinks
- 6:30 – 9:00 pm | Dinner and Presentation
- 9:00-10:00pm | Dessert and Celebration
Cheeseboard, berries and crackers
Crispy Vegetable Crudite
Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Skewers
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Entrees (Please select your entrée at Checkout):
All entrees come with Warm Rolls & Butter and House Salad
Chicken Piccata – Lemon Caper Sauce, Herbed Angel Hair Pasta, Seasonal Vegetable Medley
8 oz. Filet Mingon – Choice of Bearnaise or Zip Sauce, Whipped Potato, Season Vegetable Medley
Scottish Salmon – Lemon and Dill Buerre Blanc, Whipped Potato, Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Pasta Primavera (Vegan) – Grilled Vegetables and Marinara Sauce
Gourmet Coffee with Assorted Toppings
Sanders Cream Puff Sundae
Vanilla Cake with Berries and Cream, Cream Cheese Icing
Lemmon Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
(Vegan Option) Vegan Chocolate Cupcake and Berries