Daniel Chavez

Swedish Project Support, 2013

With Roth Endowment project support, Daniel Chavez undertook a holistic study of lighting incorporating the perspectives of architecture, urban planning, public health and interior design. His research culminated in a series of design projects and presentations. Historically, architects and electrical engineers have treated lighting as a secondary consideration. In recent years, however, a dozen lighting design programs have been founded, internationally, to develop lighting designers’ visual literacy and practical knowledge of lighting fixtures and designs. As a relatively new and growing field, it offers opportunities for fascinating cross‐cultural comparison and study—an opportunity that Chavez takes full advantage of.