28 - 30 September, 2021 Dubai, UAE Book for 2021

Workshops at Light Middle East

Light Middle East hosts a number of workshops during the three day exhibition Below you will find information on the workshops that took place during the past edition.

Fundamentals of Architectural Lighting Design | WORKSHOP #1


Course Objective:

This course covers the fundamentals of lighting in architecture. You will be able to learn the basics of design and exposed to the latest trend and technology in the world of lighting. Attendees will get an insight into the thinking process of a lighting designer, terminology used, techniques employed and product selection. 

  • What is lighting Design and the a value of a lighting designer.
  • Importance of lighting in a space
  • Impact of Lighting on people and their wellbeing
  • Technical terminologies and units
  • Characteristics of LEDs
  • Fixture Demonstrations and learn how to select the right product
  • Standards and regulations
  • How to design interior and exterior spaces, tips & tricks
  • What is lighting control and its value added
  • Latest trends and technologies in lighting
  • How to evaluate the space; common mistakes and lesson learnt
  • Design Exercise

Who is this course for: Professionals serving the designed lighting schemes. All backgrounds from manufacturers, distributors, architectural and interiors designers, electrical and cost consultants along with university students will find this course useful. 

Hosted by WALEED FAKOUSA | Director at CD+M Lighting Design Group and The lighting Institute

Waleed Fakousa is the head of CD+M’s architectural lighting design studio in Dubai, and the managing director of The Lighting Institute. With more than a decade practicing lighting design in Europe and the Middle East, Waleed believes that elevating the awareness & understanding of light within the design community is a key factor contributing in appreciating the quality and value of the profession. He has designed and worked on a cross-section of award winning international projects in Europe and the Middle East varying from shopping malls, public realm, museums, offices, hotels & healthcare. Waleed holds a Masters degree in architectural lighting design from Hochschule Wismar, Germany, since 2009. He is striving to improve and solidify the role of the lighting community in the MENA region and how we, as a profession, can greatly enhance the lives of others through knowledge transfer and education.

Masterclass on Hospitality & High-End Residential Lighting Design | WORKSHOP #2

Courtney mark

Course Objective:

This course will demonstrate how different design approaches and techniques compliment the delivery of the overall architectural design. Part of the workshop will cover how different scene settings and choice of lighting techniques changes the user experience, perception of the space and materials. Attendees will get a refined insight into the design approach of interior spaces. 

  • Importance of hiring lighting professional to illuminate your home/hotel
  • Light & Materials
  • Light levels and contrast
  • Fixture Demonstrations and selecting the right light source for the right application
  • Lighting controls and flexibility of design
  • Design strategy and integration details
  • Tips, tricks and common mistakes
  • Design exercise

Who is this course for: Professionals working in interior design and architecture. Hotel operators, home owners, designers, developers, manufacturers of architectural materials such as fabrics, furniture, sanitary-ware, flooring as well as lighting equipment. 

Hosted by COURTNEY MARK | Design Director & Founder, STUDIO MARK

Courtney Mark's reputation in the lighting design industry is built on performance, trust, and, most importantly, creativity. Mark loves the world of architecture and design and is incredibly proud to be part of it. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a project you envision come to life. She cut her teeth early on in her career in doing renovation design in New York. Mark's concern and feeling for preserving and incorporating the past with the present-day design stems from her youth. "You have to have a feeling for it (refurb),” It’s a labor of love. My father (Adolf DeRoy Mark), was an architect and did it before me, and his father before him in the 30's. He taught me how to see and visualize something that doesn't exist.

“A great Lighting fundamentals course compressed in few hours and presented in a very interactive environment. The great tools and the update on the latest light fixtures technology will definitely help us to enhance the lighting concepts in the Malls retail spaces.”


“Great program coupled with illustrative examples & samples of lighting components which we don’t often come across. The team & myself learnt a lot from the workshop and this will go a long way in adding value to Emaar’s retail assets in the future.”


These workshops were hosted by The Lighting Institute

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The Lighting Institute is a first for the region; an Association, a Community and a Voice for everything pertinent to quality lighting and quality lighting design.

TLI aims to raise the awareness and maturity of the MENA region by connecting the lighting community, clients and legislators together enabling an improved and healthier profession for all. To study market demands, address critical issues in the region, develop databases of potential job candidates, vacancies and research and for the first time offer a comprehensive suite of high quality education courses available to all.

TLI’s Intensive courses (over 1-4 days), are offered in multiple languages (English, Arabic, Hindi), with flexible mentors, accommodating preferred locations and available to both firms and individuals. Today TLI offers 10 lighting design courses and 3 additional courses on specific lighting software.

TLI is already gathering the growing support of key individuals and groups worldwide whom are recognised pioneers in lighting. These together with top lighting education institutes from the UK, Germany and Denmark form TLI’s esteemed Academic and Design advisory board.

The Institute aims to reach out to the entire spectrum of target audience needing to hear the voice of the lighting community, creating and supporting major regional lighting events such as Light Middle East, inviting key international experts and fuelling constant lighting evolution for the Middle East. Learn more at

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