IGM Colloquium: Radiant indoors – daylight for building occupants


Event details

Date and time 03.11.2020 12:1513:15  
Place and room
Zoom webinar
Online https://epfl.zoom.us/s/84160054600
Speaker Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design, EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), Institute of Architecture (IA)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Natural light greatly impacts how a building is experienced by its occupants. It affects their well-being, notably from their health and biological clock perspectives, but also their perceived visual and thermal comfort, or their emotional response. If we want to support the design of places of delightful – and daylightful – living, we must bring these multifaceted considerations to become integral drivers of the creative process.

This lecture will explore current research efforts aiming towards a deeper integration of daylighting performance and indoor comfort in design, by reaching out to various fields of science, from chronobiology and neuroscience to psychophysics and computer graphics.

Marilyne Andersen is Full Professor at EPFL where she heads the Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID). Her research activities focus on the integration of building performance in design with an emphasis on daylighting around the themes of health, perception, comfort and energy. She is co-founder of the start-up OCULIGHT dynamics and Academic Director of the Smart Living Lab. She was Dean of the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at EPFL from 2013 to 2018 and sits on the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
She holds a MSc in Physics and a PhD in Building Physics, and was tenure-track Professor at MIT before joining EPFL, where she founded the MIT Daylighting Lab in 2004. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and a Visiting Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Author of over 150 refereed scientific papers with several distinctions, she was the first laureate of the Daylight Research Award in 2016 and led the winning Swiss team for the US Solar Decathlon 2017 competition.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



IGM Colloquium: Radiant indoors – daylight for building occupants