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Advanced Education Seminar - The Lighting Design Process

  • NAIT - HP Centre - WA114 11762 106 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5G 3H6 Canada (map)

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The IES is proud to announce that we are hosting an advanced education seminar (IES SEM-12-12) on the topic of the lighting design process.

The learning outcomes include:
-        Identifying the goals of a quality lighting design
-        Describing the process of lighting design
-        Analyzing the tools used to organize a lighting design
-        Identifying how a lighting design interfaces with a building team

 Note that this seminar:

-        IS intended for those who have already completed an introduction to lighting class (such as the IES Fundamentals of Lighting course), or who have 3+ years of lighting design experience
-        WILL focus on interior lighting design (rather than street, exterior, or other lighting designs, although many of the concepts learned can be applied to these applications)
-        Is NOT intended to teach people how to use lighting software, but will include discussion on interpreting software results
-        Is NOT intended to provide explanation or instruction on recent Code/Standard updates, but will include discussion that may touch upon some of these updates

Lunch and light snacks will be provided with this course.  If you have any dietary restrictions, please send us a message ahead of time by clicking Contact Us via the Eventbrite posting, or email us at

Student Materials are not included in the above cost, and can be purchased separately at

Note that these materials are supplementary, not mandatory, and are only available in hard-copy format (i.e. you will need to order them ahead of time in order to have them arrive in time for the seminar.) We recommend ordering the materials two weeks prior to the course date.

Note that this IES Seminar is approved for IES CEUs and AIA HSW-LUs (this seminar is approved for 2.5 AIA HSW-LU credits).


Trina Larsen, P. Eng., M. Sc., LEED AP+
(IES Section - Past President)

Trina Larsen is an Electrical Engineer with a passion for sustainable design, lighting design and implementation.  She is an Associate with Dialog™, a multidisciplinary architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm. Trina has been fortunate to work on a variety of projects types, including religious institutions, recreation facilities, museums, offices, health care, schools, and more.  The majority of these projects involved sustainable building principles and building energy conservation.

Trina is the past president of Section 79 of the IESNA, and served on the IES commissioning committee for Design Guide 29-11.  Several of her projects have received recognition with an IES Award of Merit.


Colin Wright B. Sc.
(IES Section - Education Co-Chair)

Colin Wright is the “W” in LSW Lighting and has worked 25 years in the lighting industry.You can often find him working behind the scenes on stage productions and as a member of the crew for various live bands.

Colin loves working with people on the design team to get the lighting to work out just right. It is a moment of pride when the outcome of the design matches the concept perfectly.He takes on a mentor role with the up and comers in the lighting industry, to help them stay current with technology and environmental factors.


Sunil Nakai, P. Eng., MBA, PMP, LC, LEED BD+C
(IES Section - Education Chair)

Sunil Nakai is a Senior Electrical Engineer at SMP Engineering, an Alberta-based Electrical Engineering consulting firm. Sunil has a broad range of Electrical design experience having to do with a variety of educational, institutional, office, recreational, and entertainment buildings, for both new design as well as renovation. Sunil specializes in and provides a strong in-depth knowledge for lighting design, focusing on innovative and creative approaches that suit clients’ needs. Additionally he is well-versed with the industry’s various lighting software programs as well as various lighting control technologies and platforms.


Guest Instructor - Dan Hadash,  LC
(IES Calgary Section Member)

Dan grew up in Alberta and has been in the electrical industry for 17 years, 8 of them with Optics Lighting as a Technical Sales Specialist. He has designed projects such as the exterior lighting on the Calgary Tower and the first LED illuminated residential community in Calgary as well as various other industrial, commercial and residential projects all over Alberta. He is active with the IES and has co-led the LC preparation course from 2010-2015.

Earlier Event: February 10
Board of Managers Meeting
Later Event: March 9
Board of Managers Meeting