Derek Porter Teaches at Cornell University

For the second straight year I had the good fortune to teach a 4 week module on Lighting Design to architecture student in the School of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.  This discipline specific module, part of the larger Environmental Systems II course, introduces natural and electric lighting concepts, technologies and applications to both graduate and undergraduate students.  Additionally, a great deal of focus is offered on human factors so that design for the built environment that humans inhabit is appropriately contextualized.  It was a please to share the interests of light, space, human perception and integrated design - topics highly valued at Parsons - with a new and diverse group of students.