LightSPEC West Keynote Session
Wednesday, September 21, 2022  |  8:45 a.m.

Presented by: Thomas Paterson, Director, Lux Populi


AIA Approved Credit: 1-hour

An internationally renowned lighting designer, mentor and entrepreneur, Thomas heads up Lux Populi, which is  doing some of the most innovative and evocative lighting design on the planet. Based in Mexico City and the UK, with projects in over twenty countries, Lux Populi is a global first-principles design practice, collaborating with design teams to develop custom crafted solutions for each client and their individual needs. The firm brings a focus on craft to a variety of complex design problems, including aesthetics, impact on wildlife, social change, and risk management through psychological design of light. With a background architectural lighting and engineering, Thomas brings together diverse fields of knowledge in compelling projects.

Thomas Paterson,, Director, Lux Populi

LightSPEC West Keynote Session
Thursday, September 22, 2022  |  8:45 a.m.



AIA Approved Credit: 1-hour

Los Angeles architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa, recently honored with the 2022 AIA Gold Medal, is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, materials research, graphic, furniture, and interior design services that produces innovative, sustainable iconic buildings and urban environments. Their exemplary work, which seamlessly blends architecture, art and craft, has garnered international acclaim for the creative use of materials in unique and unexpected ways, and challenges conventional approaches to design in order to more fully enhance the human experience. The firm has also been recognized for pioneering more holistic approaches to delivering award winning environmentally responsive designs. By reworking the processes of design and building – with material, form, construction, light, and even financing – the firm culls out latent potentials in their projects to make the ordinary extraordinary. This talk will describe Brooks + Scarpa’s journey of discovery with design as a way to connect people, places, and experiences.  

Lawrence Scarpa, Principal,
Brooks + Scarpa Architects