Dr. Beamer's research program focuses on the use of High Dynamic Range imaging techniques for mapping scene Luminance. This technique is applicable for photometric characterization of inhomogeneous area source and distributed point source luminaire types. Dr. Beamer also uses HDRI to study glare due to various conditions found in architectural spaces and exterior spaces such as path and roadway scenes.
Acoustics, Architectural Acoustics, Lighting Engineering, Illumination, Architectural Lighting Design, Luminous Radiative Transfer, Daylighting, High Dynamic Range Imaging
AREN 3440 - Architectural Daylighting Design
Enables students to develop sufficient working facility with the core principles and practices of architectural daylighting to allow for meaningful integration into future design work. Students work in active project-based environments to explore both quantitative and qualitative aspects of primary daylighting issues and precepts. Previously offered as a special topics course. Recommended prerequisite: AREN 3430.