2201 Feather Sound Dr Clearwater
PRESENTER: ZACKERY BELANGER
The combination of acoustics and lighting brings challenges that are of interest to both areas of expertise. For example, acoustics requires large surface areas and materials like felt, which both sharply contrast trends in lighting toward smaller fixtures and transparency. Additionally, since lighting is a source of illumination and acoustics is more incidental, lighting needs to take higher priority in the deployment of fixtures, which means lighting needs to drive the layout, followed by an assessment of acoustic performance. Understanding the similarities and differences between light and sound open new design possibilities for both.
Cost is $30.00 per person (members) / $35.00 per person (non members) and includes lunch.
Your attendance is expected once confirming your RSVP as we reserve food and space. No shows may be asked to prepay for future events to guarantee a reservation. Please cancel or confirm at least 7 days in advance to event (by 1/14/2020).
Zackery Belanger has been deeply involved in the integration of lighting and acoustics since 2017. This has included concept design, testing, analysis of performance, application to spaces, and education. His work is driven by the integration of acoustics into architecture, which has in recent years involved the acoustic impact of traditionally non-acoustic objects. He holds M.S. degrees in Physics from Oakland University and Architectural Sciences from Rensselaer. From 2002 – 2010 he worked for Kirkegaard Associates in Chicago, where he consulted and developed acoustic geometries and materials for projects such as Rensselaer’s Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center [EMPAC] in Troy, NY and Royal Festival Hall in London, UK. In 2013 he was named the inaugural Researcher-in-Residence at EMPAC, where he began development of a new framework for the design and assessment of acoustic architecture. He founded the Detroit-based studio Arcgeometer in 2015.