LECTURERS

Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie is director of Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd and co-founder of the engineering company Rice Francis Ritchie. His practice has received more than 60 national and international awards. Ian Ritchie is professor of architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts. He has authored several books and is a regularly invited lecturer.

Ulrike Brandi

Ulrike Brandi is founder and director of the Brandi Institute. Her lighting design practice Ulrike Brandi Licht has completed more than 800 projects worldwide. Ulrike Brandi is a frequent lecturer at international venues and has published four books about lighting, daylighting and lighting for cities.

Jenny B. Osuldsen

is a Landscape Architect and Partner at Snøhetta. Her work ranges from master plans to light design working in Snøhettas Oslo and NY offices. In addition to her practice in Snøhetta, Jenny plays an active role in architecture and landscape architectural education by giving lectures in institutions and schools in Scandinavia and Europe.

Kaoru Mende

is a Japanese lighting designer who is founder and principal of Lighting Planners Associates Inc. His work ranges from residential and architectural lighting design to urban and environmental lighting. Kaoru Mende is a professor at Musashino Art University and has authored several books.

Tobias Walliser

Tobias Walliser is Professor of Innovative Construction and Spatial Concepts at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Before he became co-founder of LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), he was an associate architect at the office UNStudio van Berkel & Bos and among others responsible for the Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart. He has received numerous awards, most recently in 2012 by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg as “The makers of the dayafter tomorrow”.

Thomas Auer

Thomas Auer is the managing partner at TRANSSOLAR Energietechnik, based in Stuttgart, Paris and New York. As a climate engineer he develops concepts for buildings worldwide, for example for the Manitoba Hydro Place in Winnipeg and the Lycée Charles de Gaulle in Damascus. He is the founder of Future City Lab and teaches at the Ryerson University Toronto.

Christine Brandi

Christine Brandi Born in Dortmund on 29 1st 1959th Lives and works in Milan and Innsbruck. 1980 – 1984 : Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg Klaus Böhmler . 1984 – 1985 : Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan Alik Cavaliere.

Lisbeth Skindbjerg Kristensen

Lisbeth Skindbjerg Kristensen is a Danish architect and lighting designer currently living and working free-lance in Basel, Switzerland. She has extensive experience in Lighting design practice, research and teaching. Before Lisbeth moved to Switzerland, she was employed 9 years as a senior lighting designer at Ramboll A/S in Copenhagen.

Nathalie de Vries

Nathalie de Vries is a co-founder of MVRDV, one of the most successful and innovative Dutch architectural practices. MVRDV’s project portfolio includes the Expo 2000 Dutch pavilion in Hanover, the WOZOCO building in Amsterdam and the Mirador skyscraper in Madrid.

Ingo Maurer

Ingo Maurer started designing exceptional luminaires and lighting systems in 1966. He and his team develop concepts and spectacular bespoke lighting for private and public buildings. Ingo Maurer’s work is internationally recognised and has won numerous awards.

Gustavo Aviles

He is a leading Mexican Lighting Designer, lecturer, General Director and Founder of Lighteam Gustavo Aviles (1986), enterprise directed to Investigation and development of Architectural Lighting. The dedication and purpose of developing a quality culture in architectural lighting, have conducted his trajectory to coordinate and teach in several Lighting Design courses (Post–Grade) in national and international Academic Institutions.

Luca Salas Bassani Antivari

Luca Salas Bassani Antivari Born in the Mexico City, Studied architecture at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Holland and then the Master in Lighting Design & Led Technology Consorzio del Politecnico de design in Milan, Italy. His fascination with the world of lighting and architecture, started with the interaction in a social space in which visual perception was used as a link between technologies and sensations.

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller ’s focus is on the human factors of light. His career in lighting spans over 30 years. He has been a featured speaker in venues throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and served as IALD President from 2008 to 2010.

Charles Stone

Charles Stone is president of Fisher Marantz Stone, a Manhatten based lighting design studio with over 3500 projects worldwide. Charles has designed many award winning and well-known projects. His enthusiasm and success in lighting design has continued to lead him around the globe, speaking at various conferences and universities.

Bernhard Dessecker

Bernhard Dessecker is a designer and interior architect. He has worked in a continuous freelance collaboration with Ingo Maurer. Bernhard Dessecker designs and develops luminaires and is a frequently invited speaker on OLED and LED Lighting Design.