POSTPONED: Light Meets Architecture in Mission-Driven Design: Marsha Maytum + David Malman


Join Marsha and David in conversation about their 30-year collaboration on mission-driven community-based schools, libraries, affordable housing, offices for non-profits, and facilities for people with unique needs. Their designs are driven by shared values, mutual respect, and a desire to create memorable, well-lit spaces. They have developed a highly collaborative process for integrating light and architecture, an efficient process that puts their principles into practice without compromising their firms’ business goals or the owners’ budgets. Join us for a lively discussion about their process and projects.




  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM  Networking and Refreshments
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM  Program presentation
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM  Questions and responses


Learning Objectives

  1. Explore relationship between architecture and lighting in mission-driven design.
  2. Explore integration of daylighting, energy efficiency and sustainable design strategies.
  3. Develop strategies for design collaboration between architects and consultants.
  4. Learn how to design lighting for maximum value and minimum cost.


About the Presenters

Marsha Maytum, FAIA, is a founding Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) in San Francisco, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. For over 35 years Marsha has focused her career on community, cultural, and socially-responsible projects that promote sustainable design. Her work has included the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. LMSA has received over 175 regional, national and international design awards and has been recognized by organizations including the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, National Trust for Historic Preservation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Green Building Council, and the 2014 ICC National Leadership in Sustainability Award. Ten of the firm’s projects have been named AIA COTE Top Ten green projects in the U.S. Marsha is a frequently invited juror and critic and has lectured nationally on the topics of sustainable design and adaptive reuse. She is the 2019 Chair of the National AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group and has been the Pietro Belluschi Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon, the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting professor at the California College of the Arts.

David Malman is a registered architect and the owner of ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN, a lighting design firm in San Francisco. He received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, then turned to lighting design as a way of combining his interests in theater and architecture.

Since starting his firm in 1980, he has worked on more than 1,000 projects in the United States and abroad. He has maintained a commitment to the public environment through his designs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Phoenix City Hall, and major libraries for San Francisco, Portland, and the University of California.

David has received national awards from the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. Many of his collaborations with Leddy Maytum Stacy have received Top-Ten sustainability awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment.


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  • AIA + IES Member: $10
  • General Admission: $15
  • AIASF Student Member: $5

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