LEED AP, Associate IALD

The Lighting Practice


Michael Barber joined The Lighting Practice in 1995 and became a principal of the firm in 2004. He has designed lighting for healthcare, academic, commercial, and retail environments. In addition, he has conducted lighting energy audits for approximately 20 million square feet of academic, hospitality, and manufacturing facilities. Michael acts as the firm’s sustainable design coordinator, working with the staff to maximize their design vision while minimizing the impact to the environment. He is an Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and participates on the Energy and Sustainability committee. He served for over a decade as an assistant adjunct professor in the Architecture Department at Drexel University and has lectured in the Master of Science in Sustainable Design program at Philadelphia University.

Keynote Moderator:

"Light, Health & Wellbeing"


Mariana Figueiro, PhD, Samer Hatter, PhD, and Robert Soler will share their research on light and health, moderated by Michael Barber with The Lighting Practice. Exploring in the latest technologies that are informing us of the physical and psychological impacts of lighting.  This research will shed some light as to what designers should utilize in their profession.