ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article by Bill Millard about the impact of the recent recession and current recovery on the lighting design profession.

He writes:

“An accelerated pace of work and a steep learning curve have become common practice for contemporary lighting designers. These demands are only partly the result of new technology, say longtime observers of the lighting and architectural fields. The aftershocks of the Great Recession that resulted from the 2007–08 mortgage and financial crises involved more than a halt to the construction boom of the mid-2000s. In the lighting industry, the lingering recession and slow recovery have also generated a series of transformations in the talent pool, the distribution of responsibility, and the distinctive lines of communication.”

It’s an interesting read. Get it here.