Metropolis Forums

June 25th, 4:00PM–5:00PM EDT

Healthy Lighting for Outdoor Spaces

After months of isolation indoors, we are all eager to make the most of the outdoors, for as long as possible. Lighting design plays a vital role in extending the hours that we can use outdoor space, keeping cities vibrant and safe outside daylight hours and making the public realm accessible to more people. How can we light outdoor spaces strategically and responsibly, to support and nurture good health?

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Landscape Forms

Healthy Lighting for Outdoor Spaces

 

Host

773.avinash Rajagopal Headshot Credit Nicholas Calcott

Avi Rajagopal

Editor in Chief
Metropolis

Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, as a historian of contemporary design as well as a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013). and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa (Vitra Design Museum, 2015) and Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, forthcoming). He has lectured on design history and writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the University of Texas at Austin; and the National Institute of Design, India.

Panelists

Brian Stacy

Brian Stacy

Principal
ARUP

Brian Stacy, Principal and the Global Lighting Skills leader at Arup, is a multi-disciplinary project director for consulting-led projects in the digital and buildings spaces, often working from master planning and program development to design, implementation and construction with many of the world’s highest profile clients, architecture and design practices.

He has extensive award-winning experience for creative design solutions for a range of project types in the museum, performance, art, civic, entertainment and corporate sectors. Brian is currently working with owners on macro-level strategizing, and developing more detailed design approaches, to utilize UV-sterilization for interior and exterior spaces.

Linnaea Tillet

Linnaea Tillet

Founder and Principal
TILLETT LIGHTING DESIGN ASSOCIATES

With a unique background in Environmental Psychology, Linnaea Tillett, PhD, has forged a highly-acclaimed approach to lighting: imaginative, public-spirited, ecologically-sensitive and technically innovative. Her “social approach” to urban lighting can be found in numerous projects across NYC, including the Battery Bosque, Bikeway and Perimeter; the Boathouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park; the Highline M+O building and the public art installations, “This Way under the Brooklyn Bridge” and “Light Verse.” Her current projects include the Morgan Library and Museum gardens, Pier 26 on the Hudson River and Row New York Boathouse on Sherman Creek. With a reputation for lyricism and a passion for restraint, she is frequenter collaborator with Maya Lin, Toshiko Mori, Nelson Byrd Woltz, OLIN, Gustafson Guthrie Nichols and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

Breck Gastinger

Breck Gastinger

Senior Associate
NELSON BYRD WOLTZ

Breck has worked at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects since 2000 and has managed a wide range of large-scale projects from university master plans and built work, to national design competitions and urban parks. Major landscape plan work includes: Eastwoodhill Arboretum Master Plan; Monticello Landscape Stewardship, the home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia; and the multi-award winning Orongo Station Stewardship Plan in Gisborne, New Zealand, an ambitious plan for ecological restoration and cultural interpretation within the agricultural context of a sheep station that serves as a model for other New Zealand farms.

Breck has been project manager for five projects in New Zealand over the past 12 years, and sees that work as the formative experience in his career. In addition, Breck was a project manager for the nationally acclaimed urban sculpture park, Citygarden in St. Louis, Missouri, that was completed in July 2009. He is currently managing other public projects at the Cultural Arts Corridor in Fayetteville, Arkansas and at Cornwall Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

Jordan Agustin

Jordan Agustin

President – Lighting
LANDSCAPE FORMS

Jordan Agustin joined Landscape Forms in August 2019 as the first president of its lighting business segment, a rapidly growing division at Landscape Forms and a leader in the LED outdoor lighting market. Prior to joining Landscape Forms, Jordan spent almost two decades at Lumascape, an Australia-based global manufacturer of exterior architectural, landscape and underwater lighting, where he led product management; developed an extensive partnership network of distributors in the Asian/Pacific, Middle Eastern, European and North American markets; and, most recently, served as VP of Sales for North America and Europe.