Lecture: Conceptualizing and Crafting the Nighttime Environment: Lighting Choreography for Landscape Architects and Planners

Jun 17, 2015


After darkness falls, light has the potential to reveal and accentuate landscape design in unexpected and dramatic ways. Good lighting can manipulate how people move through and experience exterior space, and how visitors understand the site and your “big idea.” It can serve as a powerful ally in marketing a project and ensuring its continued success. Yet few landscape architects and planners think beyond safety and security issues when they consider illuminating their projects. Los Angeles Lighting Designer, Patrick B. Quigley, IALD, will discuss his design process based on choreographing sequences of lit visual events within the landscape environment. Whether your project is a district master plan or a small private residence, providing it with a lighting choreography will greatly enhance its nighttime value to your client.

Instructor: Patrick B. Quigley, I.A.L.D.

Patrick B. Quigley, I.A.L.D., completed an unusual independent study option in Environmental Design at the University of Utah. Extensive experience in performance lighting added strong technical skills to the formal architectural design and behavioral science training he received. After working with iconic lighting designers Jules Horton, FIALD, and Raymond Grenald, FIALD, he opened Patrick B. Quigley & Associates (PBQA) in 1985. Patrick and his firm have worked on a series of important commissions including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial on the National Capitol Mall, the Abdulaziz Bin Fahd Abdulaziz palace complex in Saudi Arabia, and the Getty Center’s Central Garden. Patrick has worked with Design Workshop on such notable projects as the City of Aspen’s Commercial Core and Pedestrian Mall, the Muju Resort in Korea, 16th Street/Centennial Bridge, and Cherry Creek North. The work of Patrick Quigley has been recognized with numerous awards including the Honor Award for Allied Professionals given by the California Council of the AIA, and separate Certificates of Recognition from the California State Assembly, California State Senate and the United States House of Representatives for his firms’ contribution to lighting design and the built environment.