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Lecture: Gary Steffy, Gary Steffy Lighting Design Inc.
A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
Art + Architecture Building
Lecture topic: Planar Lighting. Defining place with lighted planes, including JW Marriott in Grand Rapids and UM William W. Cook Legal Research Library Reading Room.
Gary Steffy is president of Gary Steffy Lighting Design Inc., which he established in 1982 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has taught lighting design at Michigan State, Penn State, University of Michigan, and Wayne State. His expertise is typified by lighting design for such national landmarks as the capitols for Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia, and the State of Ohio Supreme Court. He has authored three lighting texts, including Architectural Lighting Design 3rd edition. In 2005, he authored Lighting: Fundamentals, Practice, and Integrated Systems for UNESCO’s Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. He serves on the editorial board of LEUKOS, the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He edited A History of Light and Lighting by David DiLaura. Gary is a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers. In 2004, he was named one of the Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumni. He received the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Presidential Award and the Distinguished Service Award in 2006. In 2008, he was named an Honorary Affiliate of the Michigan AIA.