Light-Manipulating Materials: Create, Build, Inspire
1.0 hour CEU, AIA & IDCEC HSW credit
Light-manipulating materials use internal channels to capture, bend, scatter, and redirect light and create visually stunning spaces. Panels and slabs in resin, glass, and terrazzo create an experiential surface for privacy screens or signage, primary or accent lighting, countertops or flooring—anywhere the interplay of light and shadow is desired for beauty and inspiration. This course describes the different types of light-manipulating materials and substrates as well as the design and installation options for a wide range of dynamic, unique applications.
- Compare and contrast light-filtering, light-emitting, and interactive light-manipulating materials in terms of how they capture, bend, and redirect light from ambient sources with no power needed or with energy-efficient LEDs
- Explain how materials maximize light while reducing glare, extend light deeper into and distribute it within a space, provide privacy without seclusion, and operate as energy-efficient primary or accent lighting
- Discuss the performance attributes of resin, glass, and terrazzo substrates and their available design options including sizes, surface finishes, lighting solutions, color, shapes, and graphics
- Describe application examples and mounting options for secure installation, and
- Integrate designer/architect feedback regarding how these materials enrich the experience of a space through various case studies.
Course overview and Association details
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AIA/CES Info: Course # AEC1056
AIA/CES Learning units: 1.00
AIA Approved Course. This course qualifies for 1.0 LU/HSV hour.
AEC Daily Reports Learning units on members’ behalf.
IDCEC Info: Course #AEC1056
CEU: 0.1 HSW – 1 hour program
Course Code: CC-107002-1000
Subject Code: 2.8
This CEU is registered with the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for continuing education credits. This credit will be accepted by the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). The content included is not deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by IDCEC of any material or construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing or dealing in any material or product. Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services should be directed to the instructor or provider. This program is registered for 0.1 CEU (continuing education credit).
HSW Info: Course# AEC1056
This course qualifies for HSW.