Quarterly Care Workshop: Lighting

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022  •  5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cosimo’s  •  1201 Burgundy St.
Led by Bryan Block & Renee Bourgogne

Join us for a walk around the French Quarter to learn about appropriate lighting for the French Quarter’s unique architecture and why it matters.

FREE for members / $10 for non-members — limited space available.
Registration (for non-members) or R.S.V.P. (for members) required for admission – call 504.342.4760 or email brook@vccfoundation.org if you have any questions or need to check your membership status.

This workshop will focus on lighting: the good, the bad, the ugly. Outdoor lighting is an important factor for the sense of safety, security and well-being it provides residents, workers, and visitors after dark. Among other things, appropriate lighting allows people to feel safer and enhances the qualities and character of the French Quarter while maintaining the overall ambiance and charm. As the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Lighting Handbook says: “Any and all outdoor lighting should be employed only when deemed necessary and applied with great care.”

Thank you to the VCC Staff for assisting with the planning and execution of this important workshop.

The Quarterly Care Workshop series is designed to provide hands-on demonstrations and resources to property owners and caretakers about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation. Maintenance is preservation – and proper maintenance will protect historic structures from untimely deterioration.This workshop series is part of a multi-tiered education initiative that will teach people of all ages and backgrounds about the value of the French Quarter’s architecture and proper stewardship of their historic structures through compliance with the Vieux Carré Design Guidelines. Our goal is to raise awareness of the French Quarter’s cultural, economic, and historical value, as well as to concretely educate people about the nuts-and-bolts of architectural preservation by way of demonstrations and resources to French Quarter stakeholders that directly yield value to the district’s distinctive character.

Space will be limited at many of the sites, so the workshops will be videotaped and available via our YouTube channel for future reference.