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  • Hermary's Showroom (map)
  • 295 Kansas Street
  • San Francisco
  • United States

Light, Color, Materials; Practicing Integrated Design
Joel Villalon, BraytonHughes Design Studio

November 15, 2018, 5:30-8:00 pm
Hermary’s Showroom – 295 Kansas Street, San Francisco

The successful collaboration of architects and interior designers with lighting designers depends to a large degree on design coordination with interior materials, finishes, and colors. Some of the most important aspects of lighting design include the manipulation of illuminance and ambient light, as well as the interplay of interior surfaces that reflect, magnify or absorb light and the way these interactions influence the sensation of being a given space. Unfortunately, because of project scheduling practices and professional silos, architects and interior designers often don’t have the time or inclination to collaborate with lighting designers. This needs to change as architecture and interior design evolve to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s buildings. 

This seminar looks at case studies of successful integrated design where interior designers and lighting designers have collaborated fully to maximize the interactive effects of interior surfaces, finishes and colors to create beautiful, elegant environments.  

1.0 IES/CEU available (AIA/LU pending) - please see link on Registration Page


5:30 - 6:30: Networking & Hosted Hors D’oeuvres & Cocktails

6:30 - 7:30: Presentations 

7:30 - 8:00: Q&A with audience


$10 IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members

$20 Non IES, ASID, IIDA, or AIA members

$5 Emerging Professionals & Students

More Info: Greg Estep grege@ltgsys.com 510 637 9561

Joel Villalon Bio

As a child, Joel discovered beauty during each of the many summer vacations he took with his parents and siblings. Whether he was hiking in the painted Grand Canyon or driving through the magnificent Centro Historico of Mexico City, his fascination with travel and the differences he noticed in space, light and architecture in different parts of the world began to take form. He still retains this sense of wonder and observation and brings that focused eye and attention to detail in each of his projects.

After receiving his degree in Architecture from the University of Texas, Joel honed his skills with Larry Speck, Rafael Vinoly Architects, and SOM in San Francisco before he ultimately joined BraytonHughes in 1992. Since joining the firm, Joel’s hand is evident in his team’s designs for the Kukio Golf Club, the Alpine Club in Stowe, Vermont, the Fairmont Nanjing and the Chuan Spa for the Langham Huntington. He is currently working on various projects for the Yellowstone Club in Montana, the renovation of the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, and the Spanish Peaks Lodge in Big Sky, Montana.