ILLI Intensive Courses

Helmerich Memorial Garden, Shepherdess Statue, University of Oklahoma, Student Work, Intensive Course 2018 - LIT Award, Landscape Lighting Category, 2018

Helmerich Memorial Garden, Shepherdess Statue, University of Oklahoma, Student Work, Intensive Course 2018 - LIT Award, Landscape Lighting Category, 2018

ILLI 2019 Fall Intensive Course - Dates, Location, and Registration TBD:

Please pardon our mess - We are still in negotiations with our 2019 site host

ILLI 2018 Intensive 12 Course Mentors and 19 Students, University of Oklahoma

ILLI 2018 Intensive 12 Course Mentors and 19 Students, University of Oklahoma

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.

Bizzell Memorial Library, East Facade, University of Oklahoma, Student Work, Intensive Course 2018 - LIT Award, Landscape Lighting Category, 2018

Bizzell Memorial Library, East Facade, University of Oklahoma, Student Work, Intensive Course 2018 - LIT Award, Landscape Lighting Category, 2018

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)

'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 in the course fees are your flights; transportation from and to the airport; and hotel (a block of rooms will be reserved at a special course rate).

For more information, please contact Scott Williams, illi Executive Director -  405.837.0236 or info@illimail.org


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

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2008 Session 1 Photos

2008 Session 1 Photos