Episode 11: Making It Pop

Jim Baney is a principal at SchulerShook, one of the world’s leading lighting designers, and once the sun is down, the work he and his colleagues have done will determine much of the way you see a city. They were recently hired as Theatre Planner for the renovation of the Sydney Opera House’s largest venue, the Concert Hall, and that’s only the latest in a run of incredibly successful and significant projects, including Millennium Park in Chicago.

In our chat, we discuss basic lighting theory, his very interesting work in “daylighting”, and the way that he is involved in both new construction projects and creative reuses. At the risk of understatement, Jim shed a lot of light on a subject which fascinated me but which I had never understood before. Hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did!