With a background in industrial design, Aviva has developed her technical and spatial skills in the building services environment. Working as a multi-discipline design drafter for several years developed a solid understanding about how buildings work and services are coordinated. Aviva is passionate about lighting design and believes that a well-designed lighting scheme will enhance architecture, provide energy efficiency and improve end user experience.
Using her technical knowledge and collaborating with the designer, Aviva creates environments where light is key but light fittings are not. Through NDYLIGHT, she guides lighting design, producing conceptual designs and presentations. Aviva then develops a holistic design and control solution that complies with relevant codes whilst maintaining aesthetic intent. Her lighting experience is broad, and she has diverse experience including commercial, hospitality, retail and healthcare lighting as well as landscape and area lighting.
Relevant Project Experience
For the past 19 years Dave has consulted on and led numerous iconic project both in Australia and overseas. He is a past Victorian Illumination Engineering Society President and regularly contributes to publications and organises industry events. A ‘practical creative’, Dave considers himself blessed to have made his passion his profession. In his role as Specialist Lighting Leader at ADP Consulting, Dave heads the specialist lighting group.
Peter began as a theatrical lighting designer in New York City and then moved on to architectural lighting. In 1998, Peter founded his award-winning lighting design company, Conceptual Lighting and is a full professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers. He has designed lighting systems for over 2000 residences, along with many restaurants, retail spaces, health care facilities, and houses of worship.
He has served as a Regional Vice-President and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Illuminating Engineering Society. He has taught many seminars over the years for organizations including the AIA, ASID, NKBA, HTSA, the American Lighting Association, and the IES, and has been an adjunct professor at University of New Haven and Fairfield University.
Since completing his studies at Swinburne University, Ian Dryden has successfully worked with an assignment as Industrial Designer in the City Design Unit at the City of Melbourne.
His task since 1987 has been to program, design, implement and market street furniture and temporary facilities for the City. Ian's major task has been the design and coordination of the street furniture, temporary fixtures, kiosks, toilets, decorations, lighting systems and pedestrian information signage for the City's master plan. Ian's work has received both popular and professional recognition including an Artists and Industry Award in 1990. He is a contributing member of the City’s Design team, who has won AIA, AILA ,IES and Australian International Industrial Design awards for the cities projects.
Dr Phillip Greenup is a senior lighting designer with broad international experience. He offers integrated design and technical expertise in natural and artificial lighting, and is widely respected for his expertise in daylight design, assessment and consulting. He understands daylight design from both architectural and technical perspectives, and is passionate about helping to create spaces that are a joy to occupy.
Phillip has gained valuable international experience working in four of Arup’s offices in Australia, the UK and the US. Phillip’s project experience includes numerous boundary-pushing and award-winning projects across a wide range of markets.
Wendy Davis is an Associate Professor in Lighting and Director of Illumination Design in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney, where she leads a lighting design master’s program and a research group investigating ways that emerging technologies can be used to better illuminate architectural spaces. She previously spent seven years as a Vision Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Wendy earned her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in vision science, after completing her B.A. in psychology and physiology at the University of Minnesota.
Jackson is the founding director of A Billion Suns, a Melbourne based light focused design practice. He takes a keen interest in conducting lighting research at both macro and micro scales in the built and urban environment. The practice uses this research to understand key issues that need to be addressed as well as highlighting design opportunities for future development.
He takes an active role in promoting and expanding awareness of the lighting design profession through his role as the Victorian chapter coordinator of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), producing the podcast series Light, Cities and Architecture and founding the CRi Awards.
David is the Managing Director of ambience, and renowned for his expertise in the understanding and application of experiential lighting design and its practical application across a variety of mediums. With over 20-years’ experience across Australasia and Europe, he’s consulted for and spoken at everything from industry body groups, design fairs, universities to private consultations for the world’s leading brands and design agencies. Projects he’s driven have been awarded at a variety of international lighting awards, included Darc, LIT lighting Design, IES and London Lighting Design Awards. Most recently he’s forged a passion for helping develop and drive more innovative and sustainable lighting practices.
Anne is the current President of the Victorian/Tasmanian Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society and has a passion for the psychological effects of lighting and how it can be incorporated into our built environments to curate spaces for engagement, comfort and experience.
Her design philosophy is to “see it from the occupant’s perspective” and apply architectural lighting design practices to engage people on an emotional level, using light as a tool to mould perspective and user experience.
Anne has a background in Computer Science and artistic roots giving her a unique skill set that assists with her lighting design schemes. Since 2015, she has been involved in developing artworks for art festivals such as White Night, Globelight, GSPF and private installations.
Ingrid is Studio Director for Firefly POINTOFVIEW Melbourne.
A career-long and core member of Firefly POINTOFVIEW, Ingrid originally joined the Sydney studio in 2010. Following three years, Ingrid relocated south to Melbourne as a Senior Designer, Associate and most recently Studio Director.
Through her time leading the Melbourne studio, Ingrid has been responsible for an extensive expansion of the studio and has helped to establish Firefly POINTOFVIEW as an internationally sought out creative lighting design firm. A natural educator, Ingrid has overseen the professional development of a new generation of gifted lighting designers. Through her time at Firefly POINTOFVIEW, Ingrid has gained extensive experience across all facets of lighting design and project management from hospitability through to large scale civic projects.
Ingrid’s excellent sketching and visualisation skills enhance the creative strength of the firm and set a clear industry benchmark for the conceptual representation of lighting. Likewise, Ingrid is a gifted custom designer and has designed numerous bespoke lights for a variety of projects.
Unwaveringly passionate about lighting and design at large, Ingrid embodies creative innovation and flair.
Rachel Thomson is an Architectural Lighting Designer with WSP after moving into the profession from an educated background in Architecture. As a Master’s graduate of Architecture, Rachel is now an award-winning lighting designer, lighting design consultant and advocate for Women in Lighting Australia and has been a keynote speaker in past WIL events. Rachel has a particular focus on knowledge growth within the lighting design discipline, currently undertaking research into lighting design for neonatal care facilities, and is astounded by the magnanimous possibilities and opportunities lighting design can create for individuals health, wellbeing and happiness.
Rachel is passionate about creating a design with a story, relating architecture and lighting design within the wonders of the built environment. Creating a design with lighting that will not only compliment the space and enhance architectural features but also create an exquisite experience for all those entering the space. Working outside the box and implementing designs that challenge the norm and suggest bold playfulness is the focus for Rachel moving forward as a professional lighting designer.
*Speakers to be confirmed
Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia