December 7, 2017
12-2PM

A Lighting Designer Tees Off about LED’s, and other stories from the trenches

Presenter: Matthew Tirschwell, Principal, Tirschwell & Co., Inc.

OverviewMatthew Tirschwell has been designing lighting systems for over twenty five years. He has watched and used, and suffered through the myriad of “innovations” the lighting community has produced, often at the expense of both unbillable hours and clients’ frustrations. In this AIA session, Matthew will talk about a few of the projects that have had challenges, and things to consider as these lights have become the norm.

Matthew Tirschwell designed lighting for hospitality, healthcare, retail, residential, and government projects around the world prior to founding Tirschwell & Co., Inc., in 1999, . He has taught lighting design at the internationally known Fashion Institute of Technology, Utah State University, and Parsons School of Design. His projects have been published in Architectural Digest (USA, France), Interior Design, and Architectural Record magazines, among others. His 25 years experience has been devoted to clean design and minimizing the impact of lighting equipment. His believes the effect must always trump the look of the lighting. With this mantra, Matthew has completed significant commissions in interior and exterior settings, including the Sculpture Center with Maya Lin and David Hotson, the former World Trade Center Plaza, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, substantial residences with Peter Marino and Philippe Starck, and numerous hospitality and restaurant projects. The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America has recognized his work by awarding him the prestigious Lumen Award for retail and restaurant projects. He is an active member of the IESNA and CEU provider to the AIA.

This lecture is accredited for 2 LU/HSW credits through the American Institute of Architects.

NOTE: Registration subject to availability

Register