Lighting the modern high-tech office – re-imagining the working environment
Presentation date: 25. October
Presentation time: 16:45
Paul Boken will share his observations of the modern office world and encourage the audience to re-imagine the working environment and what this means for lighting designers. Issues that afford attention will be addressed: when conveying culture, brand, adding visual interest, user comfort and appropriate task lighting within an expanded set of spaces, it is hard to control the design intent or narrative. Advice will be provided as to how to best approach lighting tasks, underlining the importance of having principles and adhering to them at all costs.
Paul Boken/CA, Mulvey & Banani Lighting
Paul holds a Fine Arts degree in Theatre Production, with a major in Lighting Design, and a postgraduate certificate in Architectural Lighting Design from Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. After starting his career with six years in theatrical lighting design, Paul is now in his fourteenth year of practice in architectural lighting design as the Vice President of the Architectural lighting design firm Mulvey & Banani Lighting in Toronto, ON, Canada. Paul has won numerous awards for lighting design on projects locally and internationally, most recently he was short listed for an international lighting award for his work on the Prince Edward Viaduct Bridge in Toronto and received North America’s highest exterior lighting award for his work relighting Niagara Falls. Paul’s theatre lighting background has acted as a path into his growing specialty in lighting for attractions, bridges, cultural monuments and theme parks in North America, China, Turkey and the Middle East.
Paul is continuously involved in lighting education, sharing his knowledge and approach to design to inspire industry professionals and students in an effort to contribute to and advance the Lighting Design Profession.