∽Sold OUt - Registration Closed ∽

IES Portland Lunch and Learn 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 

October Lunch Event 2018 - Title Pagev4.jpg

Biophilic Design: Reconnecting People with the Natural Environment

With the growing awareness of lighting and it's effect on people in the indoor environment, Mark Ricketson, LC from Softform Lighting will join us to discuss how LED technology is bringing new tools that allow the designer to address biophilic design elements with light.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basic premise of the Biophilic Hypothesis.

  • Gain familiarity with the underlying scientific evidence related to biophilic design.

  • Understand the economic effects derived from the application of biophilic design. 

  • Gain awareness of the specific elements within biophilic design.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Biophilic Design Presentation

Standard Insurance Building
Atrium Room
900 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
The Atrium Room is on the upper lobby level at the top of the escalators

Please click on the Sign Up button to register

 Mark Ricketson, LC

Mark Ricketson, LC

Mark Ricketson, LC – Mark is well known as an accomplished speaker and when not managing the day to day business of SoftForm Lighting he travels the country speaking about the next big thing in architectural design - Reconnecting People With the Natural Environment. Mark holds a Lighting Certification (LC) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York. 

Member Volunteer Opportunity 


EP Mentorship Program

The IES Portland Section is looking for volunteers to help mentor emerging professional and student members in the ways of the IES and our industry at large.

Looking for an exciting opportunity to give back to your friendly neighborhood lighting organization? Want to help integrate new talent into our industry?? 

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Availability to meet, in person, with an EP or student mentee quarterly, lunch or coffee is great!

  • Mid to senior level professionals in good standing, a least 5 years in IES and related industry is highly desired.

 Architectural lighting to energy efficiency, sales to construction we’re excited for potential opportunities for mentors and EPs to cross-pollinate between these facets of our field!
Please contact us at Outreach@IESOR.org for more details.  

Mark Ramsby receives the IES Portland, Oregon Section Meritorious Service Award


Mark Ramsby, a valued long term contributor to the IES Portland Section, is the recipient of the 2018 Meritorious Service Award. Mark has been instrumental in raising scholarship money, helping build the Section website, overseeing the Illumination Awards & judging, as well as creating the student luminaire design competition. Join us in congratulating Mark! 

 Thank you for providing rooms at the Standard Insurance Building for IES events!

Thank you for providing rooms at the Standard Insurance Building for IES events!


The JC Garber Grant provides an opportunity for students to develop lighting design skills through a design competition  and further their knowledge by working with a professional in the lighting field.

Portland Lights Sponsors.jpg