illi Intensive Courses
illi's Intensive Courses (IC) are the most exhaustive and comprehensive training for landscape lighting design and techniques available in the industry. Landscape lighting is one of the most challenging aspects of lighting design and installation overall: you work in an open space affected by seasonal changes, a constantly changing and growing environment exposed to the elements. Overcoming these challenges, however, makes it even more rewarding, an Intensive Course provides the tools to understand how to successfully maneuver these obstacles and create a safe, enjoyable lighted night environment.
This 5 day class, including illi's founder, internationally acclaimed lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer, is instructed by illi's diverse team of lighting professionals. Our student to instructor ratio is almost one to one. Instruction is a series of lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and 5 evenings/nights of hands-on field work guided by your mentor/instructors. Equipment from all major manufacturers allows you to explore landscape lighting, freely and creatively.
When you have completed the class you will be able to create beautiful lighted compositions, correctly install the low-voltage equipment, have the understanding and tools to document the system, and know the steps to properly maintain the equipment to insure its longevity.
The culmination of your learning experience in the Intensive Course is a landscape lighting project. In teams of six, you and your team mates design, specify, install and aim a full-scale mock-up project. On your final night at the course, a celebratory evening, your team presents your project to your guest "clients", your mentors, invited guests, and the public.
Course Dates for 2017/2018
Tokamachi, Japan, October 23 - 28, 2017 was a major success! This is illi's first international location. The permanent installation format for this course benefited the town's nature park's nighttime beauty and safety. The project was generously sponsored and funded by the HK Lighting Group, illi, and the town of Tokamachi. Q-Tran generously donated the project's transformers.
Photos and videos of the course and the installation process will be posted soon!
University of Oklahoma Campus (OU), Fall 2018 in Norman, OK. This course will be illi's signature mock-up format. Dates will be announced soon.
For more information, please contact Scott Williams, illi Executive Director, at 405.837.0236
Course Final Presentations
The public is invited to attend the final mock-up project presentations and join us for a reception afterwards. Guests are invited to talk with the attendees about their designs. Attendees are encouraged to invite anyone they would like to see their final design presentation.
Continuing Education Credits
All who attend and actively participate in the Intensive Course have the opportunity to receive CEUs upon completion of the course from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has also approved the Intensive Course for LUs. Any member of the AIA can obtain LUs upon completion of the course. The Intensive Course is registered with the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and if you are an 'LC' you can receive LEUs upon completion as well. Lastly, AOLP has approved the Intensive Course for CECs, which again can be obtained upon completion of the course.
View the work of previous years' course attendees: