Events

The Atlanta Section has an active calendar that includes various educational courses as well as multiple opportunities to network and socialize with industry peers. To keep abreast with our upcoming events follow the calendar below.

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Mar
26
Tue
How Healthy Can A Building Really Be? LEED vs WELL @ ASHRAE Atlanta Headquarters
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, March 26th for a seminar discussing the relationships and differences between the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Standard and the WELL Building Standard with Jason Hong, who is Southern Regional Manager of Architectural Products with Eaton.

The presentation will detail each individual Standard, compare the scoring systems for each and discuss how specifiers can identify and apply the most appropriate Standard for his or her project. This presentation qualifies for 1hr LEU specific to lighting education but does not offer AIA LU accreditation.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the seminar from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Apr
9
Tue
State Farm Arena Guided Tour with Hilary Wainer @ State Farm Arena
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, April 9th for a tour State Farm Arena at 6PM. Lighting Designer, Hilary Wainer, of Lux et Veritas, will be our tour guide for the evening. 

Cost (please note this is different than our normal meetings): 

  • $10 at the door

Please arrive a few minutes early to pay on-site.

Additional Details:

Guests should enter at CNN Center/Gate 1.

A discounted parking rate of $10 will be available at Centennial Sapphire Deck – 30 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Tour Guide Bio and Tour Content:

Hilary Wainer is the Founding Principal of Atlanta based Lux et Veritas Lighting Design and was the lead designer on the State Farm Arena project.  Hilary has focused her career on luxury hospitality venues, spas, restaurants and convention centers worldwide for over a decade.  She has over 150 hotels in her portfolio in a dozen countries around the globe. She has additionally collaborated on numerous other project types such as aquariums, museums, airports, mixed-use developments and retail.  Ms. Wainer is an Associate Member of both the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. In addition, she is both a Lighting Certified Professional and a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction.

Hilary will be leading us on a tour of the following areas – arena floor, locker rooms, west,  east and north club, Atlanta Social, main concourse, Zach Brown suite and typical suites.

May
14
Tue
HJIA Central Passenger Modernization @ ASHRAE
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, May 14th for a panel discussion with the lighting design team that is modernizing the Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the discussion from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description:

The directive from the Atlanta Department of Aviation called for a modernization of the interior appearance for the concourse areas to bring them out of the 20th Century and into the 21st. The existing spaces had few windows, and large areas of yellowed fluorescent lights, making for a very bleak space for the weary traveler. An integral part of the design included the installation of floor to ceiling windows to allow natural daylight to “open” the space so it becomes inviting. The airport authority called for the use of energy efficient LED light fixtures to help, not only energy savings, but in reduced maintenance costs. These new light fixtures replaced the existing recessed 2X2 fluorescent fixtures last upgraded almost 30 years earlier. In redefining the interior architecture of the airline hold rooms and terminal corridors, we feature a ceiling design that refines and expands the passenger experience. The ceiling and custom lighting throughout the holdrooms and corridors are thoughtfully designed as a whole system, focused on flexibility, detailing, control, technological integration, sustainability and a little bit of artistry. This large project involved coordinating with a large team of architects, engineers, and contractors, partnering with manufacturers and working with major client and user groups including Delta AirLines, Southwest, the Department of Aviation and the City of Atlanta.

TYLER CLINE, AIA, HKS INC., ARCHITECT

Tyler Cline is a Vice President at HKS Inc. in Atlanta, GA with 15+ years of experience. Since graduating from Clemson University, he has engaged in projects both locally and around the world spanning multiple sectors and sizes. Particular experience in Aviation, Retail, Commercial/Office, Mixed-Use, Higher Ed, Multi-Family, and Hospitality sectors round out a diverse portfolio. This broad project experience on work ranging from 15,000 to 1.5M sf, has prepared him for the unique challenges of the large overall scope, but small passenger spaces, that were modernized at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

KATIE TRICE, IIDA, RID, FITZGERALD COLLABORATIVE- INTERIOR DESIGN

Katie Trice is Associate Principal at Fitzgerald Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Atlanta. Her background and education in both Architecture and Interior Design has enabled her to develop a vast portfolio of projects over her 15-year career, including Corporate, Higher Education, Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, Civil and Aviation. As head of the Interiors Studio, she has been lead designer on more than 600,000 s.f. Most recently, she has been leading the firm’s efforts to modernize the interior architecture of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

MORRIS GOSA, LC, TEC, ELECTRICAL & LIGHTING DESIGN

Morris Gosa is Lighting Designer and Project Manager for Thompson-Ehle Company, a multi-disciplined engineering design team with offices in Atlanta and Houston. Morris has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years lighting both indoor and outdoor spaces for business and pleasure times. He has worked in the hospitality industry designing over 30 hotels, motels, and convention centers all over the country and the Caribbean. He is manager of other projects as well at the airport including a maintenance facility, K-Nine facility and 2 Fire Stations. Morris was last President of the Atlanta Section of the IESNA.

Sep
17
Tue
IEEE-IAS Atlanta & IES Atlanta Sections Co-Sponsored Golf Tournament @ The Heritage Golf Links
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
IEEE-IAS Atlanta & IES Atlanta Sections Co-Sponsored Golf Tournament @ The Heritage Golf Links

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 9:30AM Shotgun Start
Where: The Heritage Golf Links 4445 Britt Rd. Tucker, GA 770-493-4653
Cost: $125.00 per person Limited to 120 golfers
Includes, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and gift bag.

Registration will be from 8:00 to 9:00.
Free range balls to warm up.

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as Skills Challenges for Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin. There will also be mulligans for sale that add to your chances of winning a raffle prize.

We also welcome any donations of door prizes, raffle prizes or items for the gift bags.
It is acceptable for these items to have manufacturer names on the donated items.

Please fill out registration form and RSVP by Sept. 10, 2019
Send email to sholladay@greenbergfarrow.com with registration form if you would like to be sent back an invoice and pay on-line with a credit card.

There are also sponsorships available:

  • Co-Sponsor the Sit Down BBQ Lunch After Play($300; max 3 sponsors)
    Special Acknowledgement at the start of play, before prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website.
  • Sponsor a Skills Challenge ($250 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
    Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website.
    This sponsorship amount can be reduced if a suitable prize is donated for the challenge award.
  • Sponsor a Hole ($200 each)-Sign Placed at Tee Box
    Special Acknowledgement at prize giveaway, on Large Sponsorship Sign and on website.

SPECIAL PRICING OFFER!!
GOLD Level Tournament Sponsorship ($600 each) includes a hole sponsorship and (4) reserved paid spots for golfers.

Oct
8
Tue
Wireless Is More 2.0 @ ASHRAE
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, October 8th for Wireless is More 2.0. A seminar discussing how wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls with Mark Lane, who is the Product Manager for nLight Air with Acuity Brands. 

This presentation is registered with AIA or IDCEC for CEU(s). Certificates will be provided, upon request, after the event. 

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the discussion from 6-7PM.  A light dinner & refreshments will be provided.  Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.  

Description:

Wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls. In the backdrop of changing design trends and tightening building codes, it is important to:

  • understand the fundamentals of wireless technology
  • explore the potential risks of promoting wireless
  • reconcile the reward of wireless control benefits.

In this course you will learn the important qualifiers of a robust wireless controls solution that will ensure a successful installation.​

Presenter:

Mark Lane is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He started his career at GE in one of their Leadership Programs and has held positions in operations, applications engineering, product management and program management at various electro-mechanical companies over the years. Prior to joining Acuity Brands, Mark was Program and Product Develop Manager at Ametek’s Thermal Management Systems Division. He has currently worked at Acuity Brands for 4 years and held a variety of Product Management roles including: Commercial Outdoor, ROAM in Outdoor Controls, and nLight AIR in Controls/Digital Lighting Networks (Current).

Nov
12
Tue
Atlanta Airport Canopy Lighting & Controls @ Hudson Grille Midtown
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, November 12th for a presentation and demonstration discussing the Atlanta Airport Canopy Lighting & Controls with Tom Kaczkowski, Principal and Director of Lighting Design at HOK.

A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will also be available. The cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.  

  • 5:30 to 6 PM Networking
  • 6 to 7 PM Presentation and Q&A
  • 7 PM for those wishing to see the project live we will travel as a group to the MARTA Station around the corner, take the train down to the airport and experience the canopies firsthand! *MARTA tickets are not covered by the IES. 

Presenter Bio:
As Director of Lighting Design, Tom strives to create lighting solutions carefully tailored to provide the most appropriate visual environment for the client’s specific tasks, activities, and budget. Integrated interior and exterior lighting design solutions balance the art and science of ever-changing lighting technology. Tom’s lighting design solutions are architecturally appropriate while maximizing energy efficiency and sensitivity to long-term maintenance issues.

Tom joined HOK in 1987 and has been involved in a wide variety of project types including corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities, judicial facilities, renovation, aviation, convention centers, floodlighting of historic landmarks and streetscape (district) lighting planning/urban plaza lighting.

Dec
10
Tue
IES Atlanta Annual Holiday Bowling Event @ Comet Pub & Lanes
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us on Tuesday, December 10th for our annual Holiday Bowling Event!

Pizza, Salad & Refreshments will be provided. We have a few corporate sponsors covering the cost of the event so bring a lighting professional and enjoy the fun.

5:30 to 6 PM Networking
6 to 8 for food and bowling
8-8:30 Holiday Wishes

Jan
21
Tue
Exit and Emergency Lighting for Today’s Commercial Environments @ ASHRAE
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, January 21st for Exit and Emergency Lighting for today’s Commercial Environments seminar discussing how code and technology are driving new product development and how they are used within the commercial market, with Jason Hong, who is the Southern Regional Sales Manager / Architectural Products for Eaton.

This presentation is under review with AIA for CEU(s). Certificates will be provided, upon request, after the certification.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the discussion from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.

Description:
Exit and Emergency Lighting for Today’s Commercial Environments

A discussion on how technology and code has changed the product development and how new products are utilized in our current and future projects.

Presenter:

Jason Hong, Southern Regional Sales Manager / Architectural Products, Eaton

Feb
11
Tue
Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments @ ASHRAE
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us as we welcome Lauren Schwade a Senior Lighting Designer at Mazzetti that specializes in Healthcare Lighting. She will be presenting “Lighting Design for Behavioral Health Environments”. It is an AIA Health Safety and Welfare accredited class. AIA number is MZT049.

In this presentation, we will address Behavioral Health design strategies, review case studies and current research and learn how to adapt our lessons learned to provide friendlier environments for residents, staff and families.

This will be an exciting topic that will generate a great discussion following the presentation

Mar
24
Tue
[CANCELED] Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces @ ASHRAE
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


Due to the COVID-19 situation, this event has been canceled. Our priority is not only the education of lighting professionals but to the health and well being of all our associates.

 

There is a $20 fee for IES Members and $25 for non-members. Networking will begin at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6.

The presentation will be by Janet Cecchettini. Janet is a 35+ year lighting professional with 16 years committed to bringing the wonder of lighting to all willing to learn the finer points of our industry. Janet is an LC and a longtime member of the IES.

Janet will be presenting:

Defining and Calculating Glare for Interior Spaces

Course description and learning objectives below:

This course addresses the evolution interior lighting trends in the context of the modern workplace. Since the advent of the LED age, our design considerations shifted to energy efficiency, lumens per watt ruled the design. As LED efficacies have improved, and energy codes have advanced meeting those requirements is a given. It’s time to refocus our design intent to the visual comfort of the occupants.

After completing this course you will understand how controlling glare, selecting the best type of fixture for the space, and taking new design standards into consideration are key to creating a comfortable workspace.

  1. Identify the trends in interior lighting, from parabolic troffer to led panel
  2. Recognize the design challenges inherent in the ever-evolving modern workspace
  3. Recognize the facts over fiction in marketing claims being made today about UGR (Unified Glare Rating)
  4. Apply the principles of the UGR standard to design visually comfortable workspaces

Presenter – Janet Cecchettini LC, MIES

Senior Manager of Lighting and Lighting Controls Education at Acuity Brands Center for Light & Space in Conyers, GA