• DPR Construction (map)
  • 945 Front Street
  • San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • United States

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissioned Snøhetta, EHDD Architects, and Arup for the highly anticipated addition to the original Mario Botta-designed building. The new building more than doubles to the museum’s galleries and public spaces and provides a new home for the Fisher Collection of contemporary art. For Arup, this project continues a long-standing collaboration with Snøhetta.

Arup was involved with all the elements which created the sensory environment of the building and galleries — lighting, acoustics, audiovisual technologies, and building envelope design. Arup's multidisciplinary approach integrated daylight and electrical lighting design strategies to support a variety of curatorial needs.  The presentation will touch on the conceptual basis for the lighting and daylighting design approach and provide an insider’s guide to your next visit.  The designer will also present some of the tools, analysis, and iterative design work used in the design of the green wall, the bespoke sculpted ceiling galleries, city galleries, Howard Street Gallery, and others.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was recently named a Northern California Best Project in the Cultural/Worship category by Engineering News-Record.

Star Davis, Associate IALD, is a Lighting Consultant at Arup in New York. Star is an internationally recognized design consultant specializing in novel electric and daylighting strategies. Her approach is based on a strong technical and analytical understanding of visual perception, optics, light, material, and atmospheric phenomena.  Her current focus includes measuring and quantifying qualitative environmental conditions to challenge and advance design criteria based on the naturally occurring luminous environment - where humans have evolved to thrive.  Star strives to use design to emphasize natural atmospheric beauty to the individual.

Star currently teaches masters level core curriculum at Parsons School of Constructed Environments in New York City, including a multidisciplinary design studio where Lighting Design, Architecture, and Interior Design students collaboratively design and address issues of building integration and response to natural systems.

Star earned a Master of Fine Arts in Architectural Lighting from Parsons, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Duke University.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Location: DPR Construction
945 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Speakers: Star Davis, Arup

Schedule:  5:30 - 6:30   Networking w/ hosted refreshments
6:30 - 8:00   Program & audience Q&A

Fee: $20 Non-Members
$15 IES & AIA Members
$10 Students & Emerging Professionals
(Fees non-refundable for cancellations & no-shows)

Contact: Yao-Jung Wen, Yao-Jung.Wen@philips.com

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