Siobhan Rockcastle & Marilyne Andersen, OCULIGHT dynamics
Martine Knoop, Aicha Diakite, & Frederic Rudawski, TU Berlin
Jon Sargent, Solemma
Organized into 3 sessions, this workshop will provide a theoretical and practical introduction to measurement, modelling and simulation for the non-image forming (NIF) effects of light in buildings. The first session, offered by Martine Knoop, Aicha Diakite, and Frederic Rudawski from the TU Berlin, will present spatially resolved spectral sky measurements and new techniques for developing spectral sky models to appropriately characterize daylight. The second session, taught by Jon Sargent from Solemna, will introduce ALFA – Adaptive Lighting for Alertness – a lighting design software providing physically accurate simulations of spectral lighting in architectural and non-architectural environments. In the third session, Marilyne Andersen and Siobhan Rockcastle from OCULIGHT dynamics will present OCUVIS, a web-based tool for visualizing building-scale simulation results for non-visual as well as visual performance.
There are no specific space requirements for this workshop, but attendees will be given instructions on how to download any necessary tools and plugins ahead of time so that they may follow along on their own laptops.
Siobhan Rockcastle is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Baker Lighting Lab at the University of Oregon. Her expertise connects architectural design with building performance simulation and experimental research. Siobhan recently co-founded OCULIGHT dynamics, a daylight consulting company offering specialized simulation workflows for human-centric light performance. Her research explores the impacts of daylight on human emotion, relying on user experiments to derive prediction models for simulation-based methods of analysis. She has a B.Arch from Cornell, a SMArhcS from MIT, and a PhD in Architecture and Science of the City from the EPFL.
Marilyne Andersen is a Full Professor of Sustainable Construction Technologies, Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Head of the LIPID Lab at EPFL. She a recent co-founder of OCULIGHT dynamics and has been working at the interface between architecture, physics, and engineering throughout her academic and consulting career. She works on a wide range of subjects, including visual and thermal comfort, tools for early stage design, circadian photoreception and health, and advanced facade technologies for daylight redistribution. Marilyne has a M.Sc in Physics and a PhD in Building Physics from EPFL. Before joining the faculty at EPFL, she was an Assistant, then Associate Professor tenure-track at MIT.
Martine Knoop is Lecturer at of the Chair of Lighting Technology, Technische Universität Berlin. She is responsible for research and education on indoor lighting, daylighting and colorimetry. Before taking up her assignment at the TU Berlin, she was a senior application specialist of Philips Lighting, the Netherlands and part-time visiting professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her current research focuses on the unique characteristics of daylight responsible for the user preference for this light source, to promote and improve daylight design, as well as to develop new adaptive electric lighting solutions, to enhance user well-being and performance in indoor spaces.
Aicha Diakite is a researcher and lighting engineer working in the field of daylighting, sustainable urban planning and environmental modelling. She is currently working at the Chair of Lighting Technology at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). Her doctoral research proposes new spectral sky models to enable the integration of daylighting strategies into the design of urban structures that support people’s well-being. Aicha received several awards for her work including the H.-J.-Helwig-Prize 2014 by the German Society of Lighting Technology, the Hans-Peter-Willumeit-Award by the Center of Human-Machine Systems and the Clara-von-Simson-Prize honoring women in science and engineering by the TUB.
Frederic Rudawski has been working as an undergraduate assistant at the Chair of Lighting Technology, Technical University of Berlin since 2014. He is currently writing his diploma thesis “Determination and representation of spectral and spatial distribution of daylight in interiors”, addressing the issue of daylight measurement methods with aspects to non-image forming effects. He has assisted in a variety of research projects at the Chair of Lighting Technology and has developed a number of analysis programs for different measurement stations.
Jon is an architectural designer and software developer based in San Francisco. As VP of Product for Solemma, Jon creates tools that help architects and consultants evaluate the daylight performance of their projects. His areas of focus include daylight simulation workflows, circadian lighting, and data visualization. Prior to working full time at Solemma, Jon worked as a designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in New York and San Francisco, where he applied data-driven methodologies to a number of award-winning international projects. Jon holds an M.Arch with distinction from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.