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  • Welcome to the IES Chicago Section

    The Chicago Section is part of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), a not-for-profit technical society, whose mission is to advance knowledge and to disseminate information for the improvement of the lighted environment to the benefit of society.


    Upcoming Events

    September 4, 2014
    6:00PM – 8:00PM

    IES Fall Kick-Off Event – Lighting Powers of Ten

    Enrique Peiniger of the New York City-based lighting design studio, Office for Visual Interaction (OVI), will kick off the IES Chicago’s Fall Event. Please join us for appetizers, drinks, and a discussion of a design methodology inspired by design icons Charles and Ray Eames and their groundbreaking work in communicating the science behind the powers of ten as related to the universe. Their holistic embrace of light’s design potential makes OVI’s work at once beautifully imaginative and technologically groundbreaking, environmentally sustainable and culturally sensitive.

    Over the years, Enrique Peiniger has integrated cutting-edge lighting technology for leading historical, contemporary and avant-garde structures, frequently spearheading collaborations with manufacturers to develop new fixtures for one-of-a-kind projects, such as Zaha Hadid’s Aramco KAPSARC, Canadian Parliament, and the revolutionary New York City LED Streetlight. Translating this idea to the architecture and lighting design fields, the “Lighting Powers of 10” is the basis of a unique design logic that utilizes scaled-based analysis to develop integrated lighting design solutions at every design stage. Using real projects as case studies, the presentation offers insight and explains the application of this theory and its close alignment with the realities of architecture and lighting design work.

    You will not want to miss this event that takes place in the Tribune Tower!

    Appetizers and UNLIMITED drinks from a choice of 114 beers and 8 wines will be provided.

    Enrique Peiniger, Dipl.-Ing., MIES, IALD

    Howells & Hood
    435 N Michigan Ave
    Chicago, Illinois 60611
    (312) 262-5310

    $25 Member
    $30 Non-Member
    $20 Student