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Listen to the Architecture - Lighting Design Lunch Seminar

  • Royal Glenora Club 11160 River Valley Road Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 2G7 Canada (map)


Using case studies, this presentation will provide input into the evaluation of various architecture and interior spaces and show how to use lighting to enhance the overall effect and mood.  We will discuss options available to the designer, presentation techniques, and finally finished photos showing the end results of the method employed.  The philosophy will show how lighting can direct attention, identify details, shape spaces, and create moods.  Various lighting techniques such as layered lighting, shadow and highlights, and colour will be explored.  The discussion will provide some insight and first hand practical examples of the challenges that face lighting designers to augment and enhance the architecture of the space.


  • 11:15 Doors open
  • 11:30 Lunch served
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Live presentation
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Q & A

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and Lighting Designers, Architects and Interior Designers, Lighting Retrofit Contractors.

Food & Drinks

Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.  Please send us a message if you have any dietary restrictions.


Royal Glenora Club – Edmonton.

Speaker Biography

Charles "Chip" Israel, FIALD, MIES, LEED AP, LC

Charles "Chip" Israel, FIALD, MIES, LEED AP, LC

Chip Israel is an internationally recognised lighting designer with over 33 years of experience.  In 1992, he founded a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting-design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide.  As Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts.  His firm has also been recognised by winning over 100 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.

Lectures & Seminars

Chip Israel is committed to promoting excellence in lighting design through education.  As a leading industry spokesman, he has presented technical papers and educational seminars in 11 countries and lectured at over a dozen universities across the country.  Chip is routinely asked to speak at domestic and international industry events - Designers Lighting Forum, Illuminating Engineering Society National, International Congress on Architecture and Technology in Germany, Energy Efficiency Program in Saudi Arabia, Light in India, various conferences and trade shows, Hospitality Design, NeoCon, and LightFair International.


Chip served as 2012-2013, President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).  Chip has been an instructor at UCLA and the American College of Applied Arts in the field of interior lighting.  He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California on the topic of Lighting and Daylighting for Architecture. Chip frequently lectures among his peers.

Chip's design experience ranges from building facade lighting, to custom fixture design, to corporate office spaces, to themed hotels and resorts.  Some landmark projects that Chip has designed in the U.S. as well as Asia, and the Middle East include: First Interstate World Tower, Sanwa Plaza at Figueroa & Wilshire, Sony High Definition Post Production, Mission: Bermuda Triangle, UCLA Site Lighting Master Plan, Oakley Technical Center, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney Institute, Disney's All Star Resort, Reliance Headquarters, LPL Headquarters, Lusail Marine Pedestrian Bridges, Wanda Nanchang Indoor Aquarium, Huafa Mall, and multiple Chimelong Hotels including the Guangzhou Panda Hotel, Chimelong Circus Hotel, and Chimelong Penguin Hotel.

Read more about Chip in the Architectural Lighting interview "One-on-One with Chip Israel"


Can I use my IES membership for a discount?

Yes!  Click the "Enter Promotional Code" link in the top right corner of the Select Tickets page and enter your individual IES number to reveal an IES Member ticket including discount.

The IES membership discount applies only to the IES member.  Additional attendees are to be registered as non-IES members.


Does this event apply for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Hours (PDH) towards my association (e.g. AAA, AEE, AIA, APEGA, IDCEC, NCQLP, etc.)?

Yes, you can count this event as learning hours for certification renewal credits with various associations.  This presentation is AIA Accredited.  A sign-in sheet will be provided for those in attendance for this event.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at the Royal Glenora Club.


What's the refund policy?

Refunds can be arranged up to 7 days prior to the event by emailing the organiser with your request.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with the registration table when you arrive.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes.  Please check in with the registration table when you arrive.

Earlier Event: April 19
Design for Color and Illumination
Later Event: May 8
LIGHTFAIR International 2018