Lighting Landmarks in NYC

When:  May 15, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  The IES New York City Section

Presented by the AIANY’s Building Code and Historic Buildings Committees, and IESNYC’s Lighting Council, this program will present a panel of Lighting Designers and Architects who will discuss their experiences with lighting a New York City Landmark, and their familiarity of the review process with NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

This is an opportunity to learn about the review requirements and design guidelines for lighting an interior/exterior of a landmarked building, and an understanding of the “do’s and don’ts” in the LPC approval process. The discussion will also include clarifying the energy usage exemption clause in the NYC Energy Conservation Code.

Learning Objectives
• Illuminations role in identifying landmarked buildings within the urban environment
• Design approaches for lighting landmarked buildings in New York City
• Opportunities and limitations within current accepted lighting practice applicable to landmarked projects
• Personal project experience in the review process with NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission

FREE ADMISSION for IESNYC Members and Students with a Valid ID
$10.00 General Public
Member pricing to AIANY members and CFA Patrons Circle members

Jim Conti, IES, IALD Associate, Jim Conti LightDesign

Frank Prial, AIA, Associate Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners, LLP
Mr. Prial has led and contributed to many of Beyer Blinder Belle’s most celebrated historic preservation and revitalization projects, most notably Grand Central Terminal for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Empire State Building lobby for Empire State Realty Trust.

Other clients include the Morgan Library & Museum, the Baltimore Basilica of the Assumption, the National Park Service, and Minnesota’s Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority. Frank is a regular presenter and visiting critic in Architecture, Preservation, and Transportation Planning at institutions including the Cooper Union, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, the AIA Center for Architecture, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Royal Academy of Design in Stockholm, Sweden. He has served on the Board of Advisors of the Historic Districts Council and is a trustee of the Vanderbilt Cemetery Association. Frank is a graduate of Pratt Institute (B.Arch. with Honors) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A. English with Honors). He has been with BBB since 1995.

Francesca Bettridge, LC IALD, FIES, Principal, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
Francesca contributes insight, creativity and a commitment to sustainable design to her projects. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with esteemed architects on award-winning national and international work, encompassing a wide range of types and styles. Her projects are honored with over 100 prestigious lighting awards; this recognition includes many Lumen and IES Illumination Awards and Citations for projects completed from 1972 up to the present date.

Francesca has broad experience in lighting design solutions for historic New York City buildings. Noteworthy examples of this work include the Richard B. Fisher Building at BAM and the renovation of the Daryl Roth Theatre façade in Union Square - both of which are honored with multiple lighting awards. Her design work for illuminating landmarked buildings is respectful of the buildings’ original architecture. The new lighting solutions give these sites a new street presence while remaining sensitive to their surroundings and meeting relevant codes.

Amber Moriarty, MIES, Principal/Studio Director, Kugler Ning Lighting Design
Amber Moriarty joined Kugler Ning Lighting in 2006 after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Cazenovia College, where she studied interiors and architectural lighting. Amber became Studio Director in 2013 and Principal in 2017. Amber manages the day to day workflow of the studio and is currently overseeing multiple projects including The London Hotel and Restaurant in Midtown, Jarmulowsky Bank Façade on the Lower East Side, OXO NYC Headquarters in Chelsea and Boqueria Restaurant in Washington DC. Amber has also been the lead project manager for multiple projects, such as Carnegie Hall Masterplan and Facade, Paul Hastings NYC Offices, Nomura Holdings Americas NYC Headquarters, Temple Beth-El, Chappaqua and Proenza Schouler Soho.

Amber has been presented numerous lighting awards throughout her career. She recently received the 2017 National IES Award of Merit for her work on Paul Hastings, the 2015 IESNYC and IESNA Award of Excellence for Carnegie Hall Façade, and the 2014 National IES Merit Award for Proenza Schouler Soho.

Nancy Rankin, AIA, Co-Chair of the AIANY Historic Building Committee; Architect, JGW Architects
Nancy Rankin is a principal with John G. Waite Associates, Architects and has been an integral part of the firm since 1999. She currently oversees the firm’s New York City office, which is located in downtown Manhattan. Her commitment to incorporating new uses, modern building technology, and sustainable design practices in a way that respects the historic fabric of an existing building exemplifies an important value of John G. Waite Associates, Architects.
In her years of experience with John G. Waite Associates, Ms. Rankin has served as Project Manager on several prominent historic preservation and adaptive use projects, including New York City's historic Tweed Courthouse; the interior restoration of Cincinnati Union Terminal; the Nassau County Government Operations Center, Mineola, NY; the Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY; and Hamilton Grange, the home of Alexander Hamilton in Harlem, NY. She has contributed to many other projects of national significance with the firm, such as the University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium, Madison, WI; Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, MA; the Octagon, Washington, DC; the Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, MO; and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Top Cottage, Hyde Park, NY.

Ms. Rankin is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with degrees in both Architecture and Building Science. She is a registered architect in New York State and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Ms. Rankin has contributed to the fields of architecture and historic preservation through lectures and publications, such as "Tweed Courthouse Restoration: A New Approach to Life-Safety Management in a Landmark Public Building," an article she co-authored for the Association for Preservation Technology International Bulletin. She is also the co-author of Tweed Courthouse: A Model Restoration. Ms. Rankin is an active member of the APTI Technical Committee on Sustainable Preservation, and has given several local presentations entitled “Historic Preservation is Sustainable Design”.

Caterina Roiatti, AIA, Co-Chair of the AIANY Historic Building Committee; Principal, TRA Studio
A principal of TRA Studio Architecture, Caterina co-founded, with Robert Traboscia, TRA studio, a firm that as implied in the name, strives to find the equilibrium between timely and timeless, design and functional constraints, working across all scales. Since 1995, the firm has completed an extensive range of projects, from small interiors to mixed-use developments, education projects, restorations, and challenging building additions. Caterina has served as the Co-Chair of the AIA New York Chapter Historic Buildings Committee since 2011. She received her Doctorate in Architecture from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Italy. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to the Harvard Graduate School of Design, March 2 program, where she graduated in 1985.


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