Transcending the Bowl – Stadium Lighting Beyond the Field
Stacie Dinwiddy, KGM Lighting
Tuesday, March 12
11:30am – 12:30pm
Room: Nassau West
Credits: 1 AIA LU
As with the retail industry, there is a growing trend in sports hospitality that places emphasis on the guest experience and the celebration of the community and locale. Sport venues and stadiums are being redefined as central elements within a city, surrounded by hotels, apartments, theaters, and restaurants. Within the venue itself, added amenities include dining options featuring top chefs and the best in local cuisine, entertainment for the whole family, a walk back in time for the nostalgic, and retail fare beyond your basic jersey and fitted hat. These structures are being designed to accommodate a variable lineup of events beyond their athletic function, including music concerts, religious gatherings, political conventions, public conferences, and even holiday celebrations. Owners are seeking to enhance branding with emerging technology and sustainable building techniques, and this has had a significant impact on how spaces are illuminated. Attending an event has become a journey, where the seats and suites are the destination, with many opportunities to indulge along the way. Lighting effects and controls are becoming integral factors for enhancing the architecture and landscape and defining the individuality of a venue as feature elements and graphics. In this course we will explore these factors as we review strategies for successfully illuminating such important geographical icons.
Stacie Dinwiddy, IALD, LC, LEED AP BD+C, ASSOC, IIDA
KGM Architectural Lighting
Stacie Dinwiddy works with KGM Architectural Lighting in the New York office. With over 12 years of professional experience, she is currently managing a variety of projects, with a focus on sports entertainment districts and retail shops as well as high-end residential and hospitality spaces.
As a lighting designer, Stacie’s background is strengthened by her professional experience in the international market. She has been an integral member of design teams in New York, Los Angeles and London on a variety of projects through all phases of architectural project work. Her passion for creating an experience, traveling the world, and exceptional design results drives her talent and spirit on every project.
Stacie holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California and maintains LC and LEED AP BD+C certifications. She is also a Professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) as well as an Associate member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).