BYU-Idaho Center Dedication

Lighting Design

December 17, 2010

BYU-Idaho unveiled more than 675,000 square feet of new or remodeled facilities as it hosted the first meeting in its new 15,000-seat auditorium. President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the BYU-Idaho Center and Hyrum Manwaring Student Center at 10 a.m. Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were also in attendance.


Auditorium Light Plot 1

Auditorium Light Plot 2

Design Process


1.  Define the Project

  • Who is the project production team?
  • What will happen at the event? (script, time line, tour rider, verbal narrative)
  • Who is the audience?
  • What is the desired outcome? (entertainment, spiritual enrichment, promotion of ideas, class presentation, make money?)
  • When does the event take place? (performance dates, rehearsal dates, load-in dates)

2. Analysis of Project

  • Read, reread and review project definition terms
  • Explore design concepts (formulate design/presentation approaches, brainstorm, sketch, research/collect samples and ideas)
  • Define needs of the project
  • Define available resources and constraints (venues, time frame, budget, equipment availability, crew and performer availability)
  • Identify challenges and research solutions

3. Establish Design Concept

  • Formalize and document the guiding principles for the project design

4. Create and Document Project Design

  • Project design deliverables
  • Production schedule
  • Design documents
  • Budgets
  • Evaluate how well the design achieves the design concept

5. Implement Design

  • Build
  • Pre-program
  • Load in
  • Tech rehearsals
  • Work Notes

6. Performance

7. Post Mortem Evaluation

8. Archive

Lighting Events Spring 2011