Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A virtual trip to Africa...

Sustainable by Necessity
Daylighting a Remote School in Zambia

In the harsh sun of the African savanna, the Mwabwindo School had to be lit primarily by daylight because electricity was unreliable. Renfro Design Group's award-winning solution utilizes inventive architectural interventions to harvest the more reliable light source. Informed by extensive daylight studies, their design employs a handmade perforated brick wall to brighten corridors and bring daylight into the classrooms in conjunction with other elements including a dramatic center canopy with voids directing the sunlight.

The result, despite the difficult conditions and limited budget, is a learning environment that is not only comfortable but also friendly and stimulating. In its success, the school has become a gathering area for the community.

Join us for a virtual tour and presentation followed by a Q&A with the designers.



Wednesday, October 21, 2020



Jenny Stafford, Associate and Project Manager, Renfro Design Group
Paola Bernal, Lighting Designer, Renfro Design Group



6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT



Live online via Zoom
Meeting information to be shared with registrants prior to event.



Free to all


This is an AIA CES approved event worth 1.0 LU|Elective
DLFNY's AIA CES provider number is G324


Registration by October 19 is required in order to receive Zoom link.


Save the Date

Wednesday, November 18

A virtual tour of the renovated historic Woolworth Building.


The DLFNY is a charter member of the Parsons Lighting Design Partners program.

2016 Recipient of the IFDA/NY Award for Excellence in Education

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