Individuals are deeply connected to their surroundings. When surroundings have the ability to inspire and encompass creativity, collaboration, innovation this connection can in turn foster health and well-being as well as a sense of contentment.

By utilizing light-manipulating materials in buildings, experiential spaces will not only promote occupant well-being but will also help projects achieve LEED and WELL credits and environmental stewardship.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the properties and role of light-manipulating materials in buildings, in terms of the human experience with light and its relationship to the built environment.
  • Discuss how light-manipulating materials help architects create innovative, experiential environments.
  • Examine how light-manipulating materials can help projects achieve LEED and WELL credits and promote occupant well-being and environmental stewardship.
  • Describe best practices for selecting and installing light-manipulating materials for different applications.
  • Explore case studies of how light-manipulating materials enrich the experience of a space.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of best practices in light specification.