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Virtual Tour of 2020 Lumen Award Project

January 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Virtual Event

Brett Andersen and other members of the Focus Lighting design team will take us on a virtual tour of the Lumen Award of Merit-winning Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami. With its prime audience in mind, the thousands of Miami commuters on the adjacent causeway, the Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami’s arrival hall and parking structure appear to cross paths as commuters drive by. The inspiration for the lighting design was the image of two ships passing in the night and in the evening, this concept comes to life with lighting that showcases the building’s bold, geometric forms and subtle storytelling. Programming allows the terminal to display unique color compositions for special events, but on most nights viewers see the client’s signature blue and white, subtly cross-fading in an entrancing, hour-long display.

Broadcast Start: 6:00PM
Q&A Start Time: 7:30 PM
Broadcast Ends: 8:00 PM

Free Event for All
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Brett Andersen, Partner and Principal, Focus Lighting
For more than 20 years, Brett Andersen has been designing the lighting for projects around the world. As a Partner, and Principal Designer at Focus Lighting in New York City, Brett has collaborated with world-renowned design professionals on projects such as the Beverly Hills Hotel in California, Atmosphere Restaurant on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Tavern on the Green, and the Space Shuttle Pavilion at the Intrepid Museum, among countless others. Brett approaches every project with the philosophy that lighting should do more than just help you see - lighting should stir your emotions. His goal has been to blend architecture and light in unique ways that create memorable experiences for his guests. Brett has been honored with multiple lighting design awards, including numerous Lumen Awards and IES Awards of Excellence. Some of his speaking experience includes the National Arts Club, the IES's International Lighting Journey, Lightfair International, and the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Rome.


David Kinkade, Project Manager, Focus Lighting
In his almost nine years as part of Focus Lighting’s Project Management team, David has facilitated the installation and programming for a variety of commercial projects ranging from the Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, NC to the Oculus of the newly revamped Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Hollywood, FL. David was thrilled to play a part in illuminating Miami’s already vibrant shoreline.




Justin Keenan Miller, Senior Designer, Focus Lighting
Justin joined Focus Lighting in 2014 after finishing his Masters in Theatrical Lighting Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Before starting at Focus Lighting, he had designed multiple theatrical and live event productions across the U.S. Since joining Focus, Justin has worked on many projects including the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa (NY Lumen Award/IESNA), Koma Singapore (NY Lumen Award), and Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas (IESNA Award).




Michiru Tanaka, Principal, Michiru Tanaka Lighting Design
Inspired by the nightscape of her native Tokyo, Michiru Tanaka pursued a career in architectural lighting design. Growing up in the dynamic environment of Japan’s largest metropolis Michiru was impressed by the subtle power lighting had over the urban environment.
Ms. Tanaka graduated from the Musashino Art University in 2002, and spent her early career in Tokyo. Her design always carries with it the unique sensibility of Japanese lighting called “In’ei Raisan” (In Praise of Shadows). Additionally, she is committed to the goal of using sustainable energy- efficient lighting solutions in each of her projects.
Now based in New York, Michiru’s projects range from commercial installations to special event lighting at renowned museums. Her work exemplifies her goal of creating a unique symbiotic relationship between architecture and lighting experience.