Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich are committed to furthering the education of lighting design globally. They create unique workshops that integrate architectural and theatrical lighting techniques in a hands-on learning environment. These workshops can be tailored for architecture students, theatre students and faculty wanting to introduce lighting into their courses. The workshops are designed as flexible modules that can easily fit any school’s schedule.


Lighting Workshops


Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich bring over 25 years of combined teaching experience that spans Carnegie Mellon University in the US; Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK; Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada; and the Henry van de Velde Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences in Antwerp. They have taught Architectural Lighting Design Workshops sponsored by the Nuckolls Education Fund at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Michigan, Berkeley, Cal Poly Tech, University of Southern California, Penn State, Arizona State, Northeastern, Appalachian State and the University of Cincinnati.

Workshop Example

Design By Light

held at

Henry van de Velde Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences

Antwerp, Belgium


Through hands-on exploration of light, lecture and discussion, students will develop a design process for lighting people and architecture.


Topics will include:

  • Role of the architectural lighting designer in the collaboration process
  • Establishing design goals and a point of view
  • Lighting interiors (retail, restaurants, offices, museums)
  • Lighting exteriors (landscape, buildings, bridges)
  • Theatrical and Entertainment lighting
  • Technical tools (fixtures, lamps, control and dimming)
  • LED Technology

Production Project: The Royal Museum of Fine Arts

The lighting design for the Royal Museum of Fine Arts was a design collaboration between Zumtobel, students at the Henry van de Velde Institute of Architectural Sciences, and the course professors, Cindy Limauro and Christopher Popowich.

Interested in including a world class lighting workshop to your curriculum, please contact us:

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Contact Information

Phone: 412.243.4613