You have been tasked with designing the lighting for two Kindergarten classrooms and their supporting infrastructure. The scope of your project includes the following spaces:
- Corridor, which serves and the entryway to the Kindergarten area of the school.
- Two Kindergarten classrooms each with a girls and boys toilet
- Shared workroom
The data and custodian closets are not in your scope.
As you develop your design, consider the classrooms serve two purposes. The first is utilitarian; the classrooms should be able to accommodate traditional teaching methods, with the teacher at the front of the class and the students at their desks taking notes. The second purpose is media and technology driven, using the large screens in the classrooms, teachers can integrate multimedia elements into their lessons to train their young pupils in the technologies of the future. The lighting should shift to best serve each of these purposes. This will require a control system. Consider the appearance of the lighting for each purpose and how the lighting will transition for each scene.
Graduate students should also consider how the controls for this area of the school will connect to the school’s central control system so that the lighting can respond to an astronomical clock, daylight and occupancy sensors, as well as a signal for the emergency systems.
Non specified information has been left to your discretion. Where materials are not indicated, finishes can be assumed as necessary. All assumptions must be justified in the narrative. Modification to the architecture is not allowed.
Graduate Student projects must discuss Title 24, but are not required to complete paperwork or schedules. The 2013 Standards can be found at:
Make sure that you clearly address the compliance issues in your narrative and show the calculations on your booklet for each area in the space.
NOTE: FINALISTS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND TEXT BY MAY 1st. STUDENTS MUST CONFIRM THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE 7PM MEETING ON MAY 3rd WITHIN 24 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION OR THE NEXT HIGHEST SCORING STUDENT WILL BE CHOSEN.
YOU MUST PRESENT AT THE 7PM MEETING TO WIN.
Design Competition location:
Double Tree Hilton
888 Montebello Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
The purposes of the Awards are three fold:
- To honor Russell Cole and preserve the memory and meaning of his attitudes toward lighting, lighting education and assisting everyone in their pursuit of knowledge.
- To encourage education in lighting for college students, under graduate or graduate, who have given evidence of innovative thought and implementation in their studies of light and lighting.
- To provide financial support for students in recognition of their accomplishments.
To be eligible to enter a solution in this competition an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in an accredited program at an accredited educational institution.
- Be enrolled in an approved, accredited curricula of architecture (ACSA), interior design (CIDA), architectural engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering (ABET) or theater (NAST).
- Be a full time undergraduate student pursuing lighting studies in the above majors or a graduate student with a specific lighting project as part of an advanced degree program.
- Be studying in the Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Riverside.
If you feel that your educational institution should be eligible but does not meet the above criteria,
please contact the scholarship chairperson – exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis.
At left: Riviera – 2012 1st Place Winner
Sananda Mukherjee, University of Southern California School of Architecture
A Tribute to Russell Cole
Cole Lighting (C.W. Cole and Company) has been in business since 1918 and has been building lighting fixtures since 1923. Cole Lighting has been a continuous supporter of all the programs and events that the Los Angeles section has held. Because of that continued support, Mr. Cole’s dedication to the lighting industry, and his longevity as a member of the IES, the Los Angeles Section Student Lighting Design Competition Award is named in his honor.