Architect David Rockwell will deliver the keynote address at the second annual Architectural Lighting Master Classes (ALMC) scheduled for February 20-21 at John Jay College Auditorium, 899 10th Avenue at 58th Street, in Manhattan. Known for his inventive style and flair, Rockwell has designed many of the most interesting restaurants in New York City, including Nobu, Rosa Mexicano, Town, and Noche, as well as such hotels as Chambers, W New York, and W Union Square. He also designed the Cirque du Soleil theatre in Orlando, and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. He often collaborates with lighting designer Paul Gregory of New York-based Focus Lighting. Gregory is also one of the creative consultants for the ALMC.

Rockwell's keynote address on the creative use of light will kick off the proceedings on Thursday, February 20. The preliminary schedule for the remainder of the day includes: Lighting for Architecture: The Power of Light and Architecture, Howard Brandston, Brandston Partnership; Concept: Creating One Emotion, Paul Gregory, Focus Lighting; Light Brush Technique, Sonny Sonnenfeld; So You Want to Light a Wall? How-To Hints, Ann Kale, Ann Kale Associates; and Presentation Techniques, Jonathan Speirs, Speirs & Associates.

The preliminary schedule for Friday, February 21, includes: Demystifying Current Codes and Energy Management Issues and Trends in Office Lighting Design, Willard L. Warren P.E.; Color: You Will Not Believe It Unless You See It, Fred Oberkircher, Texas Christian University; Architecture as Theatre, Cindy Limauro, Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama; and Small and Large Concepts from Beginning to End, Jonathan Speirs and Paul Gregory.

There will be a manufacturers showcase with the latest in architectural lighting products and accessories held each day at lunch time and at the end of the afternoon sessions. In addition to the information presented in the lectures, the showcase offers architects, interior designers, lighting designers, electrical engineers, and other heads of design projects an opportunity to see how creative lighting design enhances all architectural projects.

The ALMC is organized by Sonny Sonnenfeld, in collaboration with Architectural Lighting magazine. The fee to register is $595; special association discounts are available at $545. For additional information, contact Christine Mendez, Architectural Lighting Master Classes, 770 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, phone: 646-654-4581, fax: 646-654-4597, e-mail:, or register online: