The kick off event for the Kelly Centennial year will celebrate the legacy of lighting design pioneer Richard Kelly (1910-1977).

Guest speakers will include Margaret Maile Petty, Senior Lecturer, Culture + Context at the School of Design, Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand) and Matthew Tanteri, IALD Educator, FIESNA, Assistant Professor, MFA Lighting Design, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School for Design, New York City. Margaret and Matthew are both former Richard Kelly Grant recipients.

This event reprises two lectures following a symposium entitled “Structural Light: Richard Kelly and the Illumination of Modern Architecture,” which will be held at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut, celebrating the Centennial of Kelly’s birth. An exhibition of the same name will be shown at the Paul Rudolph Hall, Yale School of Architecture, from August 23 through October 2.

When: 6 October 2010 – 5:30 – 8:30
Where: Con Edison, 4 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Event will be in the 19th floor auditorium. Attendees will pick up building passes at ground floor reception.

Attendance is free, but a reservation is required. For more information and to register, click here.