The Creation of Experiential Building Environments Using Light-Manipulating Materials

.15 IDCEC CEU HSW, 1.5 Canada Potential Learning Credits, 1.5 AIA LU | HSW


Individuals are deeply connected to their surroundings. When surroundings have the ability to inspire and encompass creativity, collaboration, innovation this connection can in turn foster health and well-being as well as a sense of contentment.

By utilizing light-manipulating materials in buildings, experiential spaces will not only promote occupant well-being but will also help projects achieve LEED and WELL credits and environmental stewardship.

Learning Objectives

1.Analyze the properties and role of light-manipulating materials in buildings, in
terms of the human experience with light and its relationship to the built

2.Discuss how light-manipulating materials help architects create innovative,
experiential environments.

3.Examine how light-manipulating materials can help projects achieve LEED and
WELL credits and promote occupant well-being and environmental stewardship.

4.Describe best practices for selecting and installing light-manipulating materials
for different applications.

5.Explore case studies of how light-manipulating materials enrich the experience
of a space.