Center for Integrated Design


December 27, 2016

LD+A: Mystery through Daylight (2013)

This article is excerpted from Daylighting Design in the Pacific Northwest (2012). The projects featured in the book represent what the IDL thinks are the best daylighting efforts in the current wave of sustainable design practice in the Pacific Northwest. They were selected because each presents new knowledge about synthesizing the light of place with the…

November 30, 2016

Daylighting Design In The Pacific Northwest (2012)

In addition to conserving energy, the use of daylight in architecture can be a powerful aesthetic tool. The effective employment of natural lighting is an important component of sustainable design, and some of the best work in this area comes from the Northwest. This practice-based book focuses on fourteen projects ranging from schools to community…

January 12, 2016

Daylight Consulting Project Featured in Architectural Record

“An oasis in a crowded city center, the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan, was built under the auspices of two American aid organizations, which brought together a U.S.-based design team, Afghan construction crews, and local government in a unique collaboration to restore and elevate a battered…

December 1, 2011

LD+A: A Guide to Daylighting Success (2011)

This article provides an overview on a free web-based design resource for the implementation of proven daylighting design strategies in commercial buildings. The Daylighting Pattern Guide ( provides building designers, owners and students a platform to explore the relationships between sky, site, building aperture and space planning. This interactive resource uses a combination of real-world built…