Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lighting and Daylighting the Kitchen and Bath

Godden|Sudik Architects continues to share their design and lighting expertise with professional audiences on a national level.  Principal Paul Brady and Senior Architect Doug Walter co-presented two seminars at the recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, co-located with IBS in Las Vegas, January 20-22.

The first seminar, “Daylighting the Kitchen and Bath” explained the photobiologic impact of natural daylighting on all of us, and shared creative ways to maximize its use in a controlled fashion for any space, but especially the critical rooms where we cook and where we bathe. A subsequent seminar titled, “Lighting the Kitchen and Bath After the Sun Goes Down” explained optimized lighting layouts, and introduced attendees to many of the newer LED technologies that are revolutionizing the design profession. Both seminars were filled with dozens of case studies from around the country, both good and bad, to illustrate the point.

“Architecture is about designing quality spaces, and thoughtful lighting and daylighting are integral to that quality promise,” says Brady. Doug Walter added “Most homeowners are demanding lighter, brighter, and more open plans. With LED’s, it is now quite possible to increase light levels and light quality while reducing energy costs.”

Comments from attendees that came back on evaluations included “Best presentation (at the conference) so far,” “very practical and knowledgeable,” and “superb info!” Using some of the information from these KBIS talks, Doug Walter penned a piece that appeared in the February issue of Professional Remodeler, titled “7 Tips for Better Bathroom Lighting.” To read the article click here.