Ladner Clock Tower Lighting Refurbishment
In conjunction with the Sustainability Systems Lab at UBC, I co-designed and engineered a series of light guides to provide an evenly-lit, extremely low-wattage LED solution to replace the outdated lighting system in the Ladner Clock Tower. The final product provided lighting to the tower’s 348 windows (covering over 500 square feet of surface area) using less than 300 Watts of power.
This installation won an Illuminating Engineering Society award in 2013 for Sustainability in Design.
Experimental Daylighting Installation
In cooperation with the Sustainability Systems Lab at UBC and SunCentral Inc., I co-designed and co-engineered an experimental optical system designed to re-direct daylight from the roof of a 3-story campus building into a laboratory on the ground floor.
The system was designed to harvest the maximum amount of daylight using rotating mirror arrays that reflected light downward through a collimating lens and then a refracting light guide. Designing the optical elements was a challenging exercise in efficiency, precision and robustness.
This installation was intended to be a one-year experiment, but the system remains in use to this day.