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Yvonne English, LEED AP

Course Title: Lighting the Residential Landscape

October 6th - 1:30 pm
Presented by Yvonne English, Landscape Architect RLA, LEED AP, for Legends in Landscape


Yvonne English, registered landscape architect, landscape contractor, and LEED AP, is the founding principle of Legends Design Studio. Her multiple roles grant her hands-on experience in all facets of landscape design project development, including preliminary design, site planning, planting, irrigation, lighting and water feature design, construction drawings and specifications, construction support and LEED-sensitive design.

In 1995, Yvonne began training as a lighting designer with Bill Locklin, the inventor of landscape lighting & founder of Nightscaping. Her abilities expanded as she attended several workshops presented by Janet Moyer, the renowned expert of landscape lighting. Yvonne never forgot the knowledge gained from Janet's wisdom and attended Janet's 5-day professional Landscape Lighting Institute in New York. Legends in Landscape has designed and installed lighting systems for the past 14 years.

Yvonne started her professional career as a software engineer. Engineering has a powerful influence on her design final solutions. She imagines how to light a space, and then performs the multiple calculations required to make the system perform as designed.

Course Title:Lighting the Residential Landscape

Course Description: Understanding how the eye functions as light levels change is key to a successful lighting design. Students will learn how lighting is a unique design skill of manipulating the eye through dark and light spaces and providing night compositions. The process of lighting design from defining the lighting program and site inventory to conceptual design will be provided. The course highlights core design concepts such as designing with respect for the dark sky and minimizing residential light trespass; addressing safety for pedestrian circulation and security for the home; the fundamentals of selecting low voltage lighting components; and knowledge of lighting design skills.

Schedule subject to change

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