AR393 Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design

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AR 393 Lighting Fundamentals forInterior Design


SP 2013 HO


Nekuda, Jennifer


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelors of Architectural Engineering, 2000
Bachelors of Business Administration, 1994

Office Hours

By Appointment


Semester Dates

January 14 - May 9, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

3:00 - 4:15 PM

Credit Hours


Interior Lighting for Designers, Forth Edition by Gary Gordon

Additional Resources:

The following are Lighting Industry resources for your use:
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) -
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) -
LightSearch -
Department of Energy -

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Course Description:
AR393 Lighting Fundamentals for Interior Design: Lighting will be considered within the framework of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems of a building. Students will study the technical aesthetic and psychological aspects of lighting in an environment. Principles of lighting design and selection will be applied to the selection of luminaries and lighting sources. Lighting design competencies will be applied to a co-requisite studio design project. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Lighting Design is the harmonious blend of ART and SCIENCE.  In the class, the student will learn the SCIENCE of how lighting is created, how it is seen by an observer, and how it can be "formed" into function.  Students will also learn the ART of how lighting can create a feeling or evoke emotion and how it can be integrated into other designs (such as interior or architectural design) to enhance the final product.  This class will combine lectures with project oriented assignments so students can learn topical lighting concepts and ideas.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate an interior space and establish goals for lighting the space.
  2. Calculate lighting level requirements.
  3. Develop a lighting scheme and layout.
  4. Select and specify light fixtures and associated lamping.
  5. Design lighting for a space in the context of associated mechanical and electrical components.
  6. Successfully incorporate quality lighting into interior design by applying lighting principles to a design project.

Core Assessment:
  • Test covering text and related reading, lectures, and discussions  (outcomes 1-5)
  • Completion of assignments and reports (outcomes 1-5)
  • Completion of space evaluations (outcome 1)
  • Completion of core assessment project: design and documentation of lighting for the office design project completed in concurrent AR397B (outcomes 1-6)


Grades will be assigned on the following scale:
            A                  90% - 100%
            B                  80% - 89%
            C                  70% - 79%
            D                  60% - 69%
            F                  59% and Below
Percentage points will be assessed in the following categories:
         Attendance 10%                                 
         Midterm Exam 25%
         Homework 20%
         Lighting Journal  20%
         Final Design Project 25%                                        

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will be accepted with a penalty of 5% for each day late.  A day will be defined as any portion of a 24 hour period subsequent from the end time of class on the assignment's due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Class conduct will be structured similarily to that of real world experience.  Class time will be treated as a client meeting.  When the meeting is in process, the following will apply:
1.  No texting allowed. Penalty of loss of attendance shall apply.
2.  No Facebook or social networking allowedPenalty of loss of attendance shall apply.
3.  It is highly recommended that cell phones be shut off or put on vibrate as to not be disruptive.
4.  Do not work on projects or assignments during lectures.
5.  Be on time and Be Prepared.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
See Attachment (BELOW)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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Additional Information:
A scientific calculator and digital camera will be required for portions of the class.

Class Schedule


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