Presented by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York

March 12-13, 2019

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

2019 Time is Money

Time is Money: Examining the Lighting Design and Manufacturer Relationship

Brienne Willcock, Illuminart (Division of Peter Basso Associates); Angelica Santana, CM Kling + Associates; Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design; Peter Hugh, Hugh Lighting Design; Jana Owen, Fluxwerx

Wednesday, March 13
11:00am – 12:30pm
Room: Gibson
Credits: 1.5 AIA LU

Our time is a scarce resource as lighting designers. We do our best to stay in the LED & controls loop — we join IALD, write IES RP’s, go to LightFair. When manufacturers consume even more billable time to show us the latest and greatest, we end up in a repetitive blur of technology instead of creating memorable experiences. So, how do we make the sales and design relationship more effective? More enjoyable? In this panel, we’ll discuss vendor trips, lunch and learns, and office visits to inspire a new way of thinking about the value of time.


Brienne Willcock, Illuminart (Division of Peter Basso Associates)
Brienne Willcock is a Senior Associate in Lighting Design with Illuminart, a division of Peter Basso Associates, near Detroit, MI. Her design perspective is built with a unique combination of technical insight, creativity, and design sensibility. Brienne often serves as a Project Manager of in-depth investigations of LED luminaire comparisons and product research, and assists clients with design guidelines and standards, and complex economic analyses. She is past-president of the IES Detroit Section, past IES Annual Conference Chair, and named an Honorary Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects.

Angelica Santana, CM Kling + Associates
After graduation from Penn State, Angelica moved to New York City where she worked with Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design on a variety of national and international projects. Angelica joined CM KLING + ASSOCIATES in 2013. Her lighting design and project management portfolio includes hospitality, sports, government, civic and residential projects. She became an Associate in 2016. Angelica is Lighting Certified and an Engineer In Training. She is the District Vice Chair, member of the Conference Planning Committee, and the Past President for the Illuminating Engineering Society, DC chapter. She speaks at industry conferences and has taught a lighting design fundamentals courses. In 2014, LD+A magazine featured her as a leaders in the lighting design emerging professional community.

Lisa Reed, Envision Lighting Design
Lisa loves light! Her lighting is less about fixtures and footcandles and more about the feeling light evokes. Her goal on every project is to create beautiful, comfortable, sustainable solutions. She applies the visual and non-visual qualities of light to her designs to define space and impact people.

Lisa regularly lectures on lighting and has presented at UCLA, USC, Cal State Long Beach, Maryville University, ASID, IES St. Louis, USGBC Mo Gateway Chapter, NeoCon 2012 and 2018, LED Specifier Summit 2013 and 2017, IALD Enlighten Americas 2014 and 2018, and LightFair International in 2015 and 2016.

Peter Hugh, Hugh Lighting Design
Peter A. Hugh has been practicing architectural lighting design for over 30 years. An award winning designer, he founded Hugh Lighting Design, LLC on the belief and philosophical conviction of a lighting firm based on providing creative, dynamic spaces grounded within realities of project run disciplines and attentiveness to lighting of spaces for people and their emotional ties to the space. He is actively involved with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He currently serves as Chair of the Light+Design committee, Vice Chair for the Hospitality Committee and also on the Marks Committee. Mr. Hugh is also a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers.

Jana Owen, Fluxwerx
A graduate of Kansas State University, Jana is the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Fluxwerx Illumination. In her position, she supports agencies across the midwest and drives specification sales for a growing company with incredible momentum. Currently, Jana is the chair of the national IES Illumination Awards Committee and also serves on the board of the Kansas City Section.

Prior to joining Fluxwerx, Jana served as electrical engineer and architectural lighting designer at Henderson Engineers, Inc. from 2008 through 2017. In her position at Henderson, Jana managed lighting and electrical design projects for large scale commercial, retail, and educational establishments, and collaborated on the development of various internal standards including occupancy sensor specification, lighting control specification, and light fixture schedule specification standards. She is a recipient of numerous IES Illumination Awards for Lighting Design (2013 + 2014 + 2017).