Education

Jim Benya, PE, FIES, IALD, LC

As a teacher of lighting design and applications, Jim Benya, PE, FIES, IALD, LC, is one of the world's best.  He started teaching lighting in 1974 and in 40 years has become recognized worldwide as a clear communicator, practical environmentalist and passionate designer. He is a certified AIA professional development education provider, a certified ASID/IIDA interior design continuing education provider, and one of the top public speakers in the field.  A former adjunct professor of architecture and design at California College of Art, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan and Lawrence Institute of Technology, he has taught more than 400 CEU programs, 300 college classes, and given more than 200 speeches about lighting at LightFair, NeoCon, Designers Saturday and other gatherings of the trade.

Benya is also an accomplished photographer and widely published in the field of architecture and interior design.  In 1994, he started teaching a basic class in photography for architects, interior designers and lighting designers that has become one of his most popular.

He has been an InfoComm University™ Instructor since 1998.