SoCal NOMA Summer Architecture Camp
This summer Oculus’ Archit Jain and Leslie Crapster-Pregont volunteered at SoCalNOMA’s Project Pipeline Summer Camp where they worked with kids aged 10-18. The camp is designed to help spark interest in the architectural field to underrepresented communities here in Southern California, so they may consider pursuing careers in the field.
The lighting module for the camp included lighting guides, a mini-lighting expo with 8 lighting product representatives with custom-designed spec sheets, and a lighting demo room which included daylighting, color, and beam spread demonstrations.
Archit assisted in getting the campers to appreciate solar movement, along with light and shadow associated with daylight. The campers tested the models of their projects under a heliodon, to see how the lighting would change during the day.
Leslie, who volunteered last summer as well, demonstrated how colored lighting can obscure our perception of colored objects, along with exploring the impact of beam distributions and breakup patterns in a space.
Archit and Leslie enjoyed “brightening” the campers’ day and are hopeful that with the early introduction to architecture and lighting design, one day some of them will join us in our field.