Al Borden, FIALD, CLD, to Present at LEDucation 2018

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On March 13, 2018, Alfred Borden, Principal of The Lighting Practice, will be speaking at LEDucation with Anna Ammari of Studios Architecture.

In their presentation titled “Design for Human Experience,” Al and Anna will be discussing a case study of a New York City office lobby that illustrates how design elements can be intentionally incorporated to elevate the human experience.

Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation gives lighting industry professionals an opportunity to experience local and global manufacturers’ latest designs and technologies. The conference also offers AIA/CEU accredited seminars that cover all aspects of solid-state lighting and allow attendees to continue their education.

As Al and Anna note in their presentation abstract, “A building lobby is more than a place of egress or opportunity to showcase a company’s brand. This space can be a sanctuary, providing a moment of respite from our go-go society, which fills our days with a continuous stream of visual and mental stimulation.” Their case study discussion will explain how the design team improved the daily experience of New York City office workers through minimalist design, rhythmic patterns, and activation of familiar materials.

This year’s venue for LEDucation is the New York Hilton Midtown on 6th Avenue in New York, NY. Exhibition hours are Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For more information, visit


Alfred R. Borden, FIALD, MIES, CLD, LC, Principal with The Lighting Practice


Anna Ammari, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal with Studios Architecture