On my personal blog, I sometimes write about technical and artistic issues in lighting design (but mostly about my electronics and woodworking side projects).  Clicking on any of the images will take you to that blog post.

Bird Architecture

A scenic concept for a production of Aristophanes’ The Birds, which imagines an architecture co-created by birds and humans.

The Chilopod

So I went to Burning Man for the first time.   It was strange and wonderful and difficult and beautiful, often at the same time.

1920’s Fixture Research

Historical fixture research I did for The Speakeasy, based on vintage Sears Roebuck catalogs

LEED v4 for the Lighting Designer

An overview of LEED credits in the new v4 update that relate to lighting design

Daylighting Metrics, with Examples

As an (electrical) lighting designer, daylighting is exciting to me for a lot of reasons.

Daylighting in lighting design analysis

Daylighting in Lighting Design, Part II

An expansion on the prior post, with whole-year and climate-based analysis metrics for comparison.  Also, charts & graphs!

Daylighting in Lighting Design: Part I

A technical overview of daylighting design for the lighting designer and end user.

West Berkeley Public Library

A more detailed presentation of the lighting design intent and implementation for WBPL than the one found on this site.

IES BUG Ratings Explained

BUG is a new numerical classification system for site lighting fixtures to estimate light trespass, pollution, and glare, replacing the outdated Cutoff system.  This article explains the system with examples, and why it’s necessary to accurately classify LED luminaires.