Lighting Design II


Birgit Walter, José María Deza, Walter Balli and ván Bravo

Duration // Timetable

22nd to 26th July 2019 (25 hours) // From 4 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.






520 €. The tuition for students enrolling both Lighting I + Lighting II is 900 €. Bold members of Elisava Alumni will enjoy a 15% reduction.

This Summer School course specializes in the application of lighting in space. It is a practical course that is articulated through a central axis: the development of a lighting project in which the concept and the necessary documentation are conceptualized and developed. The technical and stylistic resources needed to correctly understand the lighting design will be analyzed and made known through the completion of a complete lighting project accompanied by teachers in each of the project phases.

Aimed at
Designers, architects, artists, engineers and interiorists.

  • To know the process, agents and documentation of a lighting project
  • To know the tools for the development of the idea of lighting for the project
  • To know the tools that allow us to "land" the concept
  • To know and use the basic and necessary lighting calculations to capture the idea
  • Identify the use and application of different types of lamps and luminaires according to needs and spatial models

The Summer School course proposes an interior project that will be carried out over the course of a week, with the necessary conceptual, development and presentation support. The last day, the project will be presented and reviewed by several lighting designers. Quick check methodology during the creative process: manual calculations and tricks to use during the project development phase.

Day 1:

  • The Lighting Project
    • Phases and documentation via examples
    • Light concept
    • Introduction to the project
  • Graphic representation
    • Practical class of presentation of light

Day 2:

  • Projects
    • Review Concept
    • Light approach

Day 3:

  • Projects
    • Review of the lighting approach

Day 4:

  • Projects
    • Project review

Day 5:

  • Project presentation
    • Presentation, analysis and final comments with specialized panel

Birgit Walter
Birgit Walter started her career as a Lighting Designer more than twenty years ago in New York and has worked since then on outstanding projects around the world, including master plans, landscaping, contract, retail, museums and exhibition spaces, among others. In 2001 Birgit founded BMLD, an independent lighting design studio based in Barcelona, ​​in charge of projects such as the W hotel and the Mnac in Barcelona, ​​the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai or the Diagonal Mar Shopping Center among others.

José Mari Deza
Lighting designer since 2003, he directs the headquarters of e1d design light studio in Barcelona where the team develops interior, landscape and urban architectural lighting projects in different countries. José María is a professional member of the APDI, Spanish professional organization for lighting designers.

Walter Valli
Walter has worked in several architectural firms in Italy and Spain and he has collaborated with important International Lighting Design offices. He currently works at Targetti as responsible for lighting projects in Spain.


Iván Bravo
Iván works as a lighting designer at BMLD, being in charge of projects such as the Diagonal Mar Shopping Center in Barcelona and all the graphic documentation of the project process.

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