Seven Domains of Practice For Architectural Lighting Designers
Based on a detailed job analysis of the architectural lighting design profession, the IALD Certification Task Force established a group of core competencies in which a professional lighting designer must excel in order to be eligible for certification. These core competencies comprise the seven proposed domains of architectural lighting design practice. In 2012, a global survey of lighting designers and key industry stakeholders
validated these domains and assured their applicability.
- GOALS AND OUTCOMES Demonstrated skill at designing lighting solutions that satisfy project requirements and design intent so the solutions perform as expected.
- COLLABORATION. Skill at interacting with other discplines by serving as an integral member of the team so that lighting relates to its context and adds value to a project.
- INGENUITY. A record of contributing ideas that demonstrate innovation, creativity, originality, or resourcefulness to foster the goals of the project.
- SYNTHESIS. Demonstrated ability to integrate the technical and aesthetic elements of lighting with space and form.
- SCIENCE Showing how light interacts with people, materials, and building systems by applying the principles of light to meet relevant technical criteria.
- STEWARDSHIP. Responding to known and potential social and environmental impact by designing solutions that avoid or minimize harm, discomfort, or waste.
- HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Demonstrated ability to design lighting solutions that positively affect people.