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February 9th, 2007 eReflection Newsletter

In this issue:

Message from the Executive Vice President

Dear IALD Friends:

As you read this, I will be in London to attend for a number of IALD events, including the IALD Conference held in conjunction with The Royal Institute of British Architects on sustainability and regeneration, held concurrent with the ARC07 Show. The show is 12-13 February at the Business Design Centre. There is still time to sign up for the conference and show - a stellar program that includes leading lighting designers and architects from around the world. Our program speakers include Jeff Miller, IALD; Mary Rushton Beales, IALD; Charles Stone, IALD;, Mark Sutton Vane, IALD; Kevin Theobald, Assoc. IALD; and Rogier van der Heide, IALD.

Key topics include Lighting Design in an Energy Conscious Age; Sustainable Lighting Designed with the Individual in Mind; An Incredible Year for LEDs: The Future Is Bright Natural Light in Architecture; and Unique Sustainable Lighting Design in New Developments. You can review all of the activities taking place this week by visiting www.thearcshow.com.

Concurrent with the show, 8-16 February, is Switched LondON. The seven-night festival of light is taking place in the Pool of London, a natural amphitheatre within the city, encompassing the river Thames, bordered by Tower Bridge and London Bridge and including many famous landmarks. The Pool of London already recognizes the importance of light in the city nightscape and has demonstrated commitment to urban improvement by commissioning a permanent lighting strategy for the area. The aim is to illuminate some of the rich and diverse examples of architecture in the area in theatrical splendor: the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, No 1 London Bridge, Customs House, the Scoop, Hay's Galleria, Hays Wharf, the North & South walkways, and even the river itself.

As I mentioned several weeks ago, I am looking forward to a busy year, and it is already shaping up that way. The IALD just completed three grueling days of awards judging in preparation for the 24th Annual IALD Awards Presentation & IALD Trust Dinner held in conjunction with LIGHTFAIR International. We are extremely thankful to the seven judges who took valuable time away from their profession and their lives to review over 100 stellar entries submitted from all over the world, as well as to IALD Awards Judge Chair Andrea Hartranft, Assoc. IALD, and IALD Marketing and Communications Manager Jennifer Jones for the hours and hours of work they have put in to ensure this process was a success.This year's judges were: David Becker, Assoc. IALD; Ronald D. Kurtz, IALD; Mark McInturff; Stephen Perkins; Diane Soper, Assoc. IALD; Galina Zbrizher, IALD; and James Youngston, IALD.

LIGHTFAIR is in New York City this year, 6-10 May, and our awards events will take place 9 May at Columbia University's Lerner Hall.

As promised in the first 2007 e-Reflections, this is turning out to be an incredibly busy and exciting year for the IALD. Upon our return from the U.K., we will be certain to provide a recap for those of you unable to attend the IALD/RIBA Conference & ARC07 Show. However, I do hope to see many of you over the course of the next week's festivities!

Marsha L. Turner, CAE

Metrics of Quality Committee Plans for 2007 and Beyond

Randy Burkett, FIALD, IEAS, LC
Metrics of Quality Committee Chair

The Metrics of Quality Committee (MOQ) is moving forward with some very interesting work in 2007 and beyond. As an important component of the IALD's Quality of Light Initiative, the MOQ is formulating plans to take a leadership role in helping to foster new and extended research into aspects of lighting quality. Some of the early committee discussions have included these goals:

* Develop and foster stronger ties with the lighting research community in order to help set a research agenda that will include focus on areas of great interest to the IALD lighting design professional.

* Investigate the possibility of a collaborative working relationship with the Lighting Research Office (LRO). Consider joint efforts which could commit IALD resources - member time, staff support and industry influence - and seek financial reinforcement through the LRO structure.

* Prepare a list of research topics that may provide a direct and/or tangible benefit to lighting design practice and visibility.

* Formulate strategies for the dissemination of salient research findings to the greater design community and allied professionals. This could include print media, electronic media, industry presentations, etc.

* Propose ongoing strategies for using relevant research results to support design practice decisions about quality in the visual environment.

* Convene meeting(s) of key designers, researchers and marketing professionals to formulate short- and long-term strategies for emphasizing the importance of lighting quality in the built environment to the allied design professional community, our clients and the public.

* Consider reaching out to allied professionals or international sources for broader input.

The committee is looking for additional IALD members to participate in this exciting effort. The majority of the work will be conducted electronically, with the possibility of a funded meeting or workshop occurring in 2007. Some of you have participated in the rewarding work of this committee in the past, and you would be welcomed back for another tour. This offers an excellent opportunity to any member who is passionate about lighting quality to get involved in this meaningful activity, and help solidify the IALD's role in this important arena.

Please contact me directly by email (randy@rbldi.com) or telephone (+1 314/961-6650) to discuss your involvement in the MOQ. We would love to have you in the fold.

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Chicago Regional Event Recap

Over 20 people - including IALD board, staff and area members - braved the day's record-breaking low temperature of -9° F to attend an IALD Chicago Regional Meeting on 5 February, with some driving from as far as Milwaukee and southeastern Michigan to attend.

The evening kicked off with mixing & mingling before the formal program began. IALD President Graham Phoenix, IALD, discussed major accomplishments the organization experienced in 2006, including an incredible LIGHTFAIR International and Enlighten 2006; the most award submissions ever received for consideration for the 2005 23rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards; and the ongoing IALD branding exercise. Mr. Phoenix was followed by Larry French, IALD, who discussed the various categories of membership, and highlighted the activities the IALD Membership Committee would participate in during their meeting in Texas.

Anne Kustner, Associate IALD, then took the floor to discuss the IALD publication Guidelines for Specification Integrity, and the actions taken to have this seminar approved for AIA credits. IALD is currently interested in having members become certified as presenters. Please see below for more information on this opportunity.

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Guidelines for Specification Integrity Seminar Approved by AIA for CEU Credit, Qualified Presenters Needed!

 The IALD is currently putting together a directory of qualified presenters. To be included on this list, please contact Renee Campbell, IALD Membership Manager, at +1 312/527-3677 or email your interest to renee@iald.org.

If you would like to give this presentation, please allow 3 weeks to process your request through IALD/AIA prior to the date you would like to give this course.

Presenters will receive a Speaker's Kit, which includes the PowerPoint presentation and script to guide you through each slide.

The IALD and Specification Integrity Committee Members are available to answer any questions that you may have:

Cindy Vera

Jean M. Sundin, IALD

Anne Kustner, Assoc. IALD

Philip G. Cialdella

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IALD Education Trust Student Scholarship Deadline Next Week!

The 2007 LIGHTFAIR Scholarship Program is underway, but the 15 February deadline for completed applications to arrive in the IALD office is just around the corner.

Each year the Trust offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 USD to undergraduate and graduate students involved in the study of architectural lighting design. Over $25,000 USD was allocated to students studying lighting around the world as a result of the 2006 LIGHTFAIR Scholarship Program.

Scholarship winners have the opportunity to attend LIGHTFAIR International, 8-10 May 2007 in New York City, as a guest of the Trust, and attend the IALD Lighting Design Awards ceremony at the IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner.

Students will be selected based on grades, extracurricular activities, portfolio, professional recommendations and written statement about personal experience with lighting. All completed applications must arrive in the IALD offices no later than 15 February 2007.

Scholarship applications are available for download on the homepage of the IALD web site, www.iald.org.

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Middle East Lighting Design Awards (MELDA) Call for Entries Closes at Month's End

Comp and Ben Survey CoverThe deadline for entries into the inaugural Middle East Lighting Design Awards (MELDA) is fast approaching.

Now is the time for you to submit your project or product and have the opportunity to win one of eight prestigious awards and with it the recognition your excellence deserves.

The deadline for entries is 28 February 2007.

MELDA is a unique event that brings together and formally recognizes the world's leading lighting designers in enhancing the Middle East's built environment through the power of light.

For full details of the event, please visit www.meldaonline.com or email melda@iirme.com.

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Call for Papers Closes This Week: ELDA+ Light Focus at Euroluce Milan

Light and Experience.

It takes an experienced lighting designer to create an experience in light. Join us at ELDA+ Light Focus at Eurolucein Milan to discuss this and more. Meet lighting professionals from around the world, expand your knowledge, share ideas and widen your horizons.

ELDA+ invites lighting professionals to submit proposals for papers on:
The Restaurant Experience
The Museum Experience
The Learning Experience
The Well-Being Experience
The Urban Experience

Each paper will be allotted the time of one hour, including question time. Product/company presentations and sales talks will not be accepted. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for the chosen speakers, plus a fee.

Proposals for papers should be sent to ELDA+ Head Office, ELDA+ Light Focus 2007,
Postfach 3201, D-33262 Gueterslohor by email to uheithorn@eldaplus.org by 15 February 2007.

Please give the exact title of the paper and include a summary of the contents in no more than 100 words (English). The conference languages will be English and Italian (simultaneous translation).

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Save the Date: EuroShop 2008

 The dates have been announced for the EuroShop 2008, the world's largest capital goods trade fair for the retail industry and its partners. The show will take place 23-27 February 2008 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

EuroShop 2008 will again consist of four independent but connected exhibit segments: EuroConcept for shopfitting and store equipment, architecture and store design, lighting technology and refrigeration equipment; EuroSales for visual merchandising, sales promotion, and POS marketing; EuroCIS for information and security technology; and EuroExpo for stand construction, design and special events.

Further information can be found online by visiting the EuroShop web site, www.euroshop.de.

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Spotlight on IALD Members

Scott Watson, IALD, has been re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the National Lighting Bureau.

Fisher Marantz Stone was featured in the December 2006 issue of ERCO Lichtbericht, profiling the Museo dell' Ara Pacis, Rome.

Robert Shook, IALD, was quoted in the January 2007 issue of Illuminate, discussing the use of LEDs in the lighting of the entrance, and other portions, of the Glen in Glenview, IL.

Charles Stone, IALD, of Fisher Marantz Stone, discussed the lighting solution for the Taishin Bank Tower in Taipei, Taiwan, in the January 2007 issue of Illuminate. Another of Stone's projects, the South Beach Shops in Miami, was also profiled.

The IALD recently contributed a supplementary piece to an article on hospitality lighting in the January 2007 issue of Lodging Hospitality, stressing the importance of hiring a professional lighting designer for projects, referring to www.iald.org for more information and to find a designer.

The December/January issue of mondo*arc included a special section on the ARC07 & IALD/RIBA Conference. Speakers at the conference include: Charles Stone, IALD; Kevin Theobald, Assoc. IALD; Rogier van der Heide, IALD; Mark Sutton Vane, IALD, Mary Rushton Beales, IALD; Jeff Miller, IALD.

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