Light Space Design 2019

27 March 2019
Melbourne Convention
& Exhibition Centre

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27 March 2019
08:00 - 08:50


08:50 - 09:00

MC Opens

09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking

This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with other conference attendees.

09:30 - 09:50

Industry Innovations: The Future is Now

  • How will the role of the lighting designer continue to be redefined over the coming years?
  • How do design professionals adapt to a rapidly growing lighting industry?

Steve Brown, Design Director, NDYLIGHT

Steve Brown
09:50 - 10:10

Lighting Public Events: WA’s Optus Stadium

  • Analysing the award-winning lighting design featured within the interior and exterior of the stadium, which is the largest LED illuminated stadium in the world.
  • Exploring the latest in Philips LED technologies, which Optus Stadium strongly embraces.
  • Unpacking the lighting system’s flexibility, which is crucial in switching from non-event to event days, and to create varying moods for visitors.

Bruce Ramus, Founder/Creative Director, Ramus Illumination

Bruce Ramus
10:10 - 10:30

The Challenges of Lighting Heritage Buildings

  • Thinking outside the box while working within strict guidelines.
  • Effectively coordinating with councils and property owners to ensure buildings retain their heritage status.
  • What to be aware of before implementing lighting design plans in heritage-listed or historical buildings.

Martin Klaasen, Principal & Founder, Klaasen Lighting Design

Martin Klaasen
10:30 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:20

Daylighting Our Offices: The Way to Workplace Wellness?

  • Achieving sustainable lighting without compromising on quality of light.
  • Glass and natural light within offices: how much is too much?
  • Daylight harvesting: LED systems and beyond.

Michael Warwick, Sustainable Lighting Consultant, MAW Design

Michael Warwick
11:20 - 12:05


Achieving Cohesion Between Light, Space and Design: Effective Collaboration Between Design Professionals

  • Lighting design plays a crucial role in the overall functionality and mood of a building – how can design professionals collaborate effectively to ensure a space is cohesive, well-lit and exceptionally designed?
  • How can lighting designers best graphically communicate lighting to architects and clients?
  • Do technological advancements have the power to help or hinder such collaborations?  

David Ritter, Associate Director, Atelier Ten

David Ritter
12:05 - 12:25

Creating Sustainable Spaces: The Path to Energy-Efficient Lighting

  • Utilising low-energy lighting within a variety of spaces.
  • Considering the impacts of overall ‘green’ design on building tenants. 
  • How does Australia stack-up sustainability-wise on the world stage?

Donn Salisbury, Director, Electrolight

Donn Salisbury
12:25 - 12:45

Changing Expectations for Building Tenants: How they Impact Lighting Design Typologies

  • With shifts in society come shifting expectations for individuals inhabiting buildings, either for work or residential purposes.
  • How do these shifts inform the way that lighting now inhabits residential, office and education interiors?
  • What implications does this have for architects?

Florence Lam, Head of Global Lighting Design, Arup

Florence Lam
12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:05

Broadening Public Appeal: Façade Lighting in Urban Environments

  • Drawing the public to a structure through striking light design.
  • How façade lighting in CBD areas can complement rather than hinder natural environment.
  • Innovations in lighting systems: how they can help maintain quality façade lighting.

Ingrid Baldwin, Studio Director, Point of View Lighting Design

Ingrid Baldwin
14:05 - 14:25

Modifying the Mood: Lighting Up Australia’s Hotspots

  • How light brings meaning to space
  • Setting the right mood
  • Hospitality lighting trends - internationally

David Skelley, Director, DjCoalition

David Skelley
14:25 - 14:45

The Future of Retail Lighting: Illuminating Brand and Refining Experience 

  • In a world of swift technological developments, shifting customer engagement and an increase in competitors, retail brands need their stores to stand out. How can lighting help to enhance a store and draw in the customer?
  • Lighting for a brand’s signature style: warm and cool colour temperatures.
  • Does eco-friendly lighting design have a role to play within retail settings? How to best practice sustainability within these contexts.

Adam de Guara, Design Director, Glowing Structures

Adam de Guara
14:45 - 15:15

Lighting Critical Areas

  • High-performance lighting is essential for the safe and effective treatment of patients in operating theatres. This presentation will outline the specialised schemes and requirements necessary to light highly technical areas within healthcare facilities.
  • Due to lighting’s significant role regarding the amount of energy being consumed in a healthcare facility, energy and cost-saving solutions are of prime importance when lighting within this context. What kinds of systems facilitate such solutions?
  • Outlining best-practice solutions for a productive collaboration with healthcare operators, architects, and engineering teams working on these projects.

Farah Deba, Senior Lighting Designer, Steensen Varming

Farah Deba
15:15 - 15:35


15:35 - 15:55

Lighting Design : An Alternative Roadmap

The lighting design industry has evolved significantly over the last 20 years, but are lighting design practices moving with the times or can we draw from lessons learnt from the past to evoke an alternative way of working? Michael Grubb will present a guide based on how he built his practice, featuring case studies of various projects and exploring how they materialised.

Michael Grubb, Creative Director, Michael Grubb Studio UK

Michael Grubb
15:55 - 16:15

Advancements in Lighting Technologies  

  • New LED technologies: transformative or disruptive?
  • High-end renderings: managing client’s increased expectations.
  • Selecting the appropriate tools for certain tasks along the design and fitting process.

Glen Haron, Managing Director, Haron Robson

Glen Haron
16:15 - 16:35

Lifting Mood, Lighting the Home

  • For many of us, home is where we relax, where we can let our guard down and remove our ‘professional’ hats.
  • In an age of increasing focus on energy-efficiency, how do lighting designers ensure that lighting a home is as energy efficient as it is wellness-enhancing?
  • Exploring how industry shifts can reflect best-practice solutions for quality residential lighting design.

Adele Locke, Director, Mint Lighting Design

Adele Locke
16:35 - 17:20


New Parameters of Wellbeing-Enhancing Lighting

  • How can we design lighting that positively impacts health and wellbeing?
  • Discussing the latest trends in human-centric lighting design.
  • Bioadaptive lighting: a worthy solution?

Antony DiMase, Principal Architect, DiMase Architects
Ninotschka Titchkosky, Principal - Strategic Champion Digital Innovation & Robotics, BVN

Antony DiMase Ninotschka Titchkosky
17:20 - 17:50

One Minute One Chance – Rapid-Light Presentations

17:50 - 17:55


17:55 - 18:55


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