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.


 

Date

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

 

Speakers

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

 

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

 

Location

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

 

Cost

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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