Human centric lighting is often part of design discussions by architects, interior designers, and lighting designers assigned the task of creating a modern workplace, but there is no consensus around what it means, as different people have different definitions. In addition, owners and clients want to create workplace environments that attract and retain top talent, but they are not quite aware of the value that human centric lighting brings to their businesses. Therefore, it is critical for architects and designers to understand how to design and sell the value of human centric lighting to their clients.


This course will position the architect or designer as a credible resource in creating modern workplace environments with human centric lighting. Moreover, it will keep the designer current in an evolving industry conversation.


Learning Objectives

  • Define human centric lighting and examine its four elements: quality light, natural light, connection to the outdoors, and personalization and automation.
  • Explore design best practices for human centric lighting and determine ways to communicate the value to clients.
  • Analyze opportunities to specify human centric lighting in the modern workplace to create a more comfortable and productive workplace.
  • Examine key design considerations and smart technologies that enable human centric lighting.

Prerequisites: None.