Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

When we’re not working with light, we’re sharing our knowledge. We have an true passion for anything to do with lighting design, and we’re keen to pass on that passion to others in the industry.

Our CPD talks are for architects, interior designers, engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors and other consultants who want to broaden their knowledge of lighting design and the built environment.

If you’d like us to create a customised seminar just for you or your company, get in touch using the contact page, or email info@michaelgrubbstudio.com

Alternatively, come and see one of our up and coming talks, which can be found all over the world. Details of forthcoming events and some of our recent talks can be found below.

The search for a new reality

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The paper will raise an awareness of the journeys of other art forms whilst encouraging contemplation on how this can be related to lighting. Lighting designers will be inspired to consider new ways to approach the lighting of spaces which historically regularly follow a ‘set approach.’

  • Melissa Byers
  • PLDC, Rotterdam, Holland

Educating Retail Clients

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Greta presented her talk, “Educating Retail Clients” which built upon research undertaken and presented at PLDC 2018, Singapore. The result being the successful creation and implementation of a sustainable spotlight, as well as the establishment of a circular economy with major retail client, LUSH.

  • Greta Smetoniute
  • PLDC, Rotterdam, Holland

Lighting Design: An Alternative Roadmap

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The lighting design industry and evolved significantly over the last 20 years, but are lighting design practices moving with the times or is there an alternative way of working? Michael Grubb will present an alternative guide based on how he built his practice, case studying various projects and how they materialised.

  • Michael Grubb
  • ExpoTrade, Melborne Convention Centre, Australia

For the love of cables

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Stuart’s talk focused on the production of new wireless technologies in architectural lighting and questioned whether this technology is succeeding in replacing the humble cable. The talk was streamed live – and as you can see he even made a t-shirt for the occasion.

  • Stuart Alexander
  • London Design Festival, DARC Room

Learning from the past to improve the future.

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Greta Smetoniute & Matt Waugh have taken on their own side project to identify the amount of embodied energy that goes into producing luminaires, with the objective of trying to fully understand the potential of producing a 100% sustainable product. The paper will share the results and offer ideas for the future.

  • Matthew Waugh & Greta Smetoniute
  • PLDC, Singapore

What’s Light got to do with it?

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Stuart will be presenting ‘What’s Light got to do with it? What’s Light but a second hand experience?’ – which will look at some of our most recent public realm lighting schemes and how we turned unnoticed spaces into places.

  • Stuart Alexander
  • LUX Live, London Excel

Lighting in the Modern World

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The internet changed everything. Online and Offline were once two very separate worlds. But with the rise of e-commerce and in particular mobile e-commerce, the distinction between online and offline is blurring rapidly. Those brands that can seamlessly integrate the online and in-store environments to create experiences on interaction, not just transaction will be those who are here for the long term.

  • Michael Grubb
  • 9 Degree LED Forum, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Modern Age Lighting Designer

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Michael will present what it takes to be a lighting designer in the modern age. Michael will showcase the journey his studio has taken and how adopting a ‘think, play, produce’ mindset unlocks creativity and produces enhanced lighting design schemes.

  • Michael Grubb
  • Light Middle East, Dubai