Erin A. Speck

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Erin A. Speck

Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture Program


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Professor Speck's areas of expertise include AutoCAD, Revit, research methods, lighting, preservation, and building technology. She teaches courses on computer technologies, lighting, construction methods and materials, while going beyond the classroom to expose students to many real-world experiences and resources. 

She was selected to serve as the primary contractor and principal author, for the development of Fundamentals of Lighting, published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Fall 2015. She is both LEED-AP and NCIDQ certified, as well as serving on multiple design-related committees.


Current Research

  • Today’s Lighting Course: LED Content - research for a Workshop presentation
  • Lighting Education and the NCIDQ - Conference presentation




  • Fundamentals of Lighting (FOL-IM-15-PDF), published by the Illuminating Engineering Society
  • "Hail to the Chiefs", LD&A: The Magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society
  • "Electric Light: Stretching Daylight into the Night", Designline
  • "CFLs", Designline
  • "Changing a Lamp", Designline
  • "Lighting Metrics", Designline


  • "Not a Wink of Sleep" by author Samantha Schwirck of LD&A: The Magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society



  • Citation for Distinguished Service to the Advancement of the NCIDQ Exam
  • ASID Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the Society and Profession
  • Long Time Service Award, Illuminating Engineering Society District of Columbia



BA, Guelph University-Ontario
Master of Architecture, Catholic University


Professional Organizations

  • ASID
  • CIDQ
  • IES
  • IES Education Committee member
  • IES Residential Committee member
  • Nuckolls Fund Board of Directors
  • NCIDQ Multiple Choice Committee