illi Intensive Courses

Helmerrich Memorial Garden

illi 2019 Intensive Course - Dates to be published soon

Course Description

The illi Intensive Course - IC is the most comprehensive training for landscape lighting design available in the industry today. 

This 5 day/5 evening class, created in 2010 by internationally acclaimed lighting designer Janet Lennox Moyer, is instructed by a dedicated team of 12 experienced professional lighting designers, installers, electricians, and pruning experts. Our high Mentor (12) to Participant (18) ratio is designed to encourage each course participant to interact several different design perspectives, to free them from tedious duties, and to allow focus on their individual and collective design experience.  Our mentors will guide you through a series of 24 lecture presentations, several manufacturers' demonstrations, and over 24 hours of intensive hands-on field work; interactive lectures begin daily at 8:00 a.m. and after dark field work ends at 10:30 p.m.  Our large collection of state-of-the-art lighting equipment represents most major landscape lighting manufacturers is the largest and most extensive in the USA; it allows you the flexibility and freedom to field test a wide array of equipment and to explore landscape lighting productively and creatively.

Your learning experience is centered on landscape lighting design.  You will work in three teams of six to design, create, and install a temporary landscape lighting 'mock-up', each under the instruction of a team of three landscape lighting professionals.  On the final evening, you and your team will present your project to Jan, your mentor team, and an invited public audience (generally about 100 visitors).

Upon completion of the Intensive Course you will be able to conceptualize, plan, and spec beautiful landscape lighting designs.  You will take with you the technical skills of design graphics and documentation, low-voltage lighting system installation, and the proper maintenance procedures to insure the longevity and beauty of your clients' landscape lighting systems.

The entire illi team expresses our most sincere gratitude to our sponsors for their

generous contributions to our 2018 Intensive Design Course

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Click here to meet the 2018 Intensive Course Mentors

Professional Continuing Education Credits

IES - 44 hours of CEUs are available to Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) members.                                                                                                                                               AIA -  44 hours of LUs are available to American Institute of Architects (AIA) member                                                                                                                                                         LC - 14.5 hours of LEUs are available to the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) Lighting Certified (LC)

Course Details

The course is held on the campus of The University of Oklahoma - OU in Norman, Oklahoma.  Norman is on Interstate I-35, just 25 minutes South of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and 3 hours North of Dallas, TX.  Our destination airport is the Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OKC).

Arrival at the course contracted hotel is by 5:30 p.m. on a Thursday, the first event is the Mentor/Participant Meet & Greet Cash Bar and Dinner.  The last course session ends at 11:00 am. on the following Tuesday to allow for afternoon return flights.

'Sample Intensive Course Schedule'

'Sample Course Equipment List'

The course fees of $3,500.00 include:

  • lectures, demonstrations, and field mentoring;

  • a digital course document binder;

  • a digital copy of Janet Lennox Moyer's The Landscape Lighting Book;

  • all meals, snacks, and drinks;

  • all local transportation;

  • illi course apparel; and

  • use of illi lighting equipment and tools.

Not included are your flight to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; transportation from and to the airport; and your hotel lodging ( special illi/University of Oklahoma course rate, single or double occupancy).

For more information, please contact Scott Williams, illi Executive Director -  405.837.0236 or sbw@ou.edu


Tokamachi, Japan, October 23 - 28, 2017

illi's first course at an international location was a major success! The permanent installation format for this course was created to highlight the beauty of a regional nature park.  The project was generously sponsored and funded by the HK Lighting Group, illi, and the town of Tokamachi.  Q-Tran generously donated the project's transformers.  Click the 2017 Tokamachi, Japan photo below for an image portfolio:

Photo Galleries

Click on the image to view the work of previous years' course attendees:

2015 Rio Verde, AZ

2015 Rio Verde, AZ

2014 Session 1 Photos

2014 Session 1 Photos

2016 Ridgewood, NJ

2016 Ridgewood, NJ

2014 Session 2 Photos

2014 Session 2 Photos

2017 Tokamachi, Japan

2017 Tokamachi, Japan

2013 Photos

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2012 Session 1 Photos

2012 Session 1 Photos

2012 Session 2 Photos

2012 Session 2 Photos

2011 Photos

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2008 Session 1 Photos

2008 Session 1 Photos