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AWA Newsflash: Abhay Wadhwa to Speak at AIA International Conference in Toronto

Abhay Wadhwa, Design Principal & CEO at AWA Lighting Designers will speak at the ‘Triangulate in Toronto’ Conference on Friday, October 21 2016 on “The Impact of Culture and Climate on Lighting Design Solutions.”

The following is the abstract from his talk:
A given culture’s position in the global economic development cycle is often reflected in its use of lighting in urban, night environments. Striking a balance between regional differences of culture and climate, and globalization is often a challenge. We will examine the variations in lighting, concepts, and solutions in response to the local culture and climate.

For complete information on the conference and stellar list of speakers please go HERE.

AWA Project Update 2014: Part 1 of 2

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July 17th 2014
Vol. 12.1

Dear Friends,

It was 12 years ago this month at our first studio in SoHo, NY that a journey started, with a simple plan- do great work with integrity, innovate, be happy, and pay your bills. It has been an eventful 12 years with very few regrets. We have been fortunate to work across the globe in 22 countries and counting, with great clients and designers on inspiring projects.

At AWA, we are inspired by the following quote from Woodrow Wilson (1919):
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.”

Our heartfelt gratitude to all our friends for their support and continuing patronage over the years.

Stay tuned for another exciting project update in two weeks.


Abhay Wadhwa
AWA Lighting Designers

Click HERE to read the full update.





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AWA is Now an Approved AIA Continuing Education System Provider

AWA is proud to announce that we have been approved as a Continuing Education System (CES) Provider by the AIA (American Institute of Architects). We are currently offering two courses listed below. Another three courses will be added in April. Each course can be of 60 minutes duration (1 CES Learning Unit) or 90 minutes duration (1.5 CES Learning Units).
Courses are as follows:

1. Trends in the Lighting Industry: What Will 2020 bring?
Course #: AWATRENDS01
Course Description:
Changes in lighting technologies have sprouted new design paradigms in the lighting industry that must be addressed in order to stay relevant. This course will examine the technologies that currently impact lighting trends. Future implications of these lighting trends for the architecture and design industry will be discussed.
Learning Objectives- At the end of this course, participants will:
1. Understand the current state of the lighting industry.
2. Understand the paradigm shift in lighting that 2020 will bring.
3. Become familiar with built examples that utilize some of these technologies currently.
4. Apply trends in current and future lighting technologies to projects.

2. The Unspoken Relationship Between Light and Health
Course #: AWAHEALTH01
Course Description:
Light triggers critical physiological and psychological responses within human beings- the level and quality of light within the built environment has real implications on our health and wellness. As we become more aware of light’s implications on our health, and as technology affords us a greater range of options, we have a larger repertoire with which to impact a positive benefit on our health.
Learning Objectives- At the end of this course, participants will:
1. Become familiar with the current research on light and health.
2. Understand the impact of electric light on the human body
3. Understand the therapeutical properties of color in light.
4. Implement knowledge of the physiological and the psychological effects of light to architectural projects.

AWA Upcoming CES Courses (April 2013):
3. The Impact of Culture and Climate on Lighting Design Solutions
4. LED Lighting Systems for Infrastructural Projects
5. Light Masterplanning: Illumination Strategies for Large Scale Urban Developments

Please contact us at newyork@awalightingdesigners.com For more information regarding course availabilities and scheduling.