Kevan Shaw FIALD – Inauguration to the IALD College of Fellows

KSLD are proud to announce that Kevan Shaw has been formally inducted to the International Association of Lighting Designers’ (IALD) College of Fellows. He was presented with the title at the IALD Enlighten Europe 2018 conference this week in Barcelona, Spain.

Kevan said, “I am honoured to have been elected to the IALD College of Fellows”. KSLD added, “…and we are extremely proud of him”. Kevan receives the recognition for a long and distinguished career in lighting design, having led KSLD on 700 projects, including some of the most iconic buildings and monuments in Scotland. Kevan has been a passionate advocate for the profession of lighting design throughout his 40 year career. He has served on the IALD Board for the last four years, the IALD Membership Committee and at board level in other international lighting associations. Kevan continues to undertake considerable voluntary work dealing with lighting legislation in Europe. He is also active in lighting design education, currently lecturing at Edinburgh Napier University on the Lighting Masters programme. He is a visiting lecturer on the KTH Lighting Masters in Stockholm and provides a distance learning course for the Technical University of Iceland.

Today at 11am, 9th November, Kevan gave a talk at the IALD Enlighten Europe 2018 conference on his continuing discussions with Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, entitled ‘Professional Tools: Practical Application of Luminance Based Design’.

Kevan’s personal recognition follows a wave of good news recently for KSLD. Their Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber project received first prize for Lighting Design at the Codega Awards 2018, which celebrate design in the field of LED lighting. The beautiful Murano glass award was presented to Kevan on behalf of the team, at a beautiful ceremony at Palazzo Zeno, Ca’ Zen, Venice, on Friday 19th October.

Kevan will also be speaking at LuxLive 2018 next week in London, 12noon, Thursday 15th November, on the subject of ‘The Lighting Time Bomb’ – The evolution of lighting technology in the past decade has been so radical that it leaves a legacy of obsolescence.

On the 28th November, Kevan will be giving a presentation on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, as part of the Insitute of Lighting Professionals’ (ILP) ‘How to be Brilliant’ series, at Edinburgh Napier University. The talk will show specific examples of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s lighting design and illustrate from research undertaken, the working methods of the period.

“I have now travelled in Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s footsteps twice to recreate the original lighting in the construction of his competition winning “House for an Art Lover” and currently in the restoration of the fire damaged Glasgow School of Art. While he is recognised as an epoch changing architect, interior designer and furniture designer, his lighting has been relegated to the decorative nature of some of the light fitting design. Coming to his work with the eyes of a lighting designer, I find that there is much more thought in the designs than the simple decorative aspects.” Kevan Shaw

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