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Light plays an essential role in shaping architecture, but too often the design of a building’s lighting gets left to the last, as only a part of the reflected ceiling plan. This course will introduce students to the idea of integration of lighting (both daylight and electric) early in the design process and to give them a means of achieving it. Topics covered include: perception, the design process, light sources, fixture selection, color, documentation, codes, calculations, controls, day lighting, and common design solutions. Guest lectures and field trips are included. Assignments include reading, a design journal/sketchbook, and three design projects. Several short quizzes are also given.
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