Lighting Design Alliance

Good design may be a solitary exercise; great design takes a team of professionals committed to the success of your project. Lighting Design Alliance brings this team of professionals with years of diverse experience to you.

Charles Israel, FIALD, MIES, LEED AP, LC

CEO & Founder

Charles E. Israel

Chip Israel has been a lighting designer for over 30 years. In 1992, he founded Lighting Design Alliance, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting-design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As CEO and Founder, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts.

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Environmental Systems

Awards & Associations

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence

Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Phase I (2006)
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa (2004)
The Venetian Exterior (2000)
The Venetian Interiors (2000)
50 Beale Street (1993)
Pershing Square Park (1993)

IES Lumen West Award of Merit

City National Plaza Lobby (2006)
Vincent Thomas Bridge (2006)
Spa Resort and Casino (2004)
Moody Gardens Aquarium (2000)
Parker’s Lighthouse (2000)
Juxtapose (2000)
Bayside, Newport Beach (2000)
365 Murad Salon (1997)
The Citadel (1992)

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Awards of Merit

Disney’s Wide World of Sports (1999)
Disney’s Coronado Springs Exterior (1999)
Disney’s Coronado Springs Interiors (1999)
MCA Music Publishing (1997)
Metropolitan Transit Authority Headquarters (1997)
911 Wilshire Lobby (1996)
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (1994)
Pershing Square Park (1994)
Morrison & Foerster Law Offices (1991)
Ontario Airport (1999)
Sony Imageworks (1997)
The Official All-Star Cafe (1997)
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (1995)
50 Beale Street (1994)
Sanwa Bank Plaza Interiors/Exteriors (1992)
Lee Bronson Residence (1990)

GE Award of Excellence

The Venetian (1999)
911 Wilshire Lobby Renovation (1995)
Morrison & Foerster Law Offices (1990)

GE Award of Merit

Sony Imageworks (1996)
50 Beale Street (1993)

Martin Professional Lighting Designer of the Year (2002)


International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
Board of Directors, Past Director of Education
IALD Education Trust
Past President
Designers Lighting Forum
Past President
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
Past President, Hospitality Committee, Bridges and Building Committee
La Sfacciata Lighting Academy
Past Board of Directors

Publications

World Gaming and Leisure Review 1996-1997, Casino Lighting Architectural Record Lighting, November 1991, The Citadel Landscape Architect & Specifier, April 1991, Landscape Lighting Architectural Lighting, April 1990, P'ZAZZ Yacht Showboats International, July 1989, P'ZAZZ

Lectures & Seminars

Chip Israel is committed to promoting excellence in lighting design through education. As a leading industry spokesman, he has presented technical papers and educational seminars in 11 countries and lectured at over a dozen universities across the country. Chip is routinely asked to speak at domestic and international industry events - Designers Lighting Forum, Illuminating Engineering Society National, International Congress on Architecture and Technology in Germany, Energy Efficiency Program in Saudi Arabia, Light in India, various conferences and trade shows, Hospitality Design, NeoCon, and LightFair International.

Experience

Chip has been an instructor at UCLA and the American College of Applied Arts in the field of interior lighting. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California on the topic of Lighting and Daylighting for Architecture. Chip frequently lectures among his peers. For example, he has given presentations at DLF meetings, the National Conference of IESNA, University of California in Long Beach, and LIGHTFAIR 1993 and 1996. Chip's design experience ranges from building facade lighting, to custom fixture design, to corporate office spaces, to themed hotels and resorts. Some landmark projects that Chip has designed include: First Interstate World Tower, Sanwa Plaza at Figueroa & Wilshire, Sony High Definition Post Production, Mission: Bermuda Triangle, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, UCLA Site Lighting Master Plan, Oakley Technical Center, Disney Institute, and Disney's All Star Resort.

Kyllene (Kelly) A. Jones, LEED AP

President

Kyllene (Kelly) A. Jones

Kyllene’s Architectural Engineering education and experience in the lighting design field give her the expertise required to communicate effectively with technical consultants and a design team. With her skills, she has excelled as a Designer and now as a President at Lighting Design Alliance, where she establishes and maintains strong client relationships.

Education

University of Kansas

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering
Emphasis: Illumination Engineering and Power Systems Design

Awards & Associations

IESNA Awards of Merit

Katsuya – Hollywood (2008)
S Bar (2008)
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Interior (2007)
Onyx Restaurant (2007)
The Cheesecake Factory – Atlanta (2007)
The Cheesecake Factory – Rancho Mirage (2006)
The Cheesecake Factory – The Grove (2006)
Beverly Hills Triangle (2005)

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence

Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Exterior (2007)

IES Lumen West Award of Merit

The Cheesecake Factory – The Grove (2006)
Purescapes (2003)
CarsDirect.com (2001)

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
Associate Member

Illumination Engineering Society
Associate Member

Publications

Architectural Lighting Magazine
Visual Merchandising and Store Design
Shopping Center World
Lighting Design + Application (LD+A)
Landscape Architect Magazine

Experience

Kyllene joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 1999 after graduating with an Architectural Engineering degree with emphasis in Illumination and Power Systems from the University of Kansas. While earning her degree, she worked as a lighting design assistant for three lighting design firms, including: Randy Burkett Lighting Design in St. Louis, MO; Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum’s Lighting Group in St. Louis, MO; and Lam Partners in Cambridge, MA. At these firms, Kyllene honed her skills while working on various types of projects, including historic, residential, commercial and airport projects.

Kyllene has also guest lectured for undergraduate lighting courses at the Schools of Architecture and Engineering at the University of Kansas, University of Colorado, University of Southern California and the School of Interior Design at California State Long Beach.

For the past ten years at LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, Kyllene’s experience has included hospitality, retail, commercial, theatre and restaurant design, as well as medical centers, master planning, museums and specialty application projects. Completed projects include the Master Plan for the City of Beverly Hills, Four Seasons at Great Exuma Bay, Four Seasons at Westlake Village, Katsuya by Starck locations, LAC+USC Medical Replacement Center, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim GardenWalk and ESPN Zone Restaurants. Currently, Kyllene is designing such large-scale projects as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Vacation Club, a custom residence and gallery in Beverly Hills, a mixed use project for Downtown Los Angeles, as well as several resorts in Europe, Asia and Central America. She is also working on numerous restaurants with The Cheesecake Factory throughout the U.S.

Andrew A. Powell, MIES

Vice President

Andrew A. Powell

From his architectural engineering education to his professional experience as a lighting designer and electrical engineer, Andy has acquired a rare set of skills which serve him well in his capacity as Vice President and Project Manager at Lighting Design Alliance. Thorough communication during all phases of design and construction is vitally important to the success of any project. In addition to careful coordination with the owner and architect, Andy’s unique background and experience allows him to communicate equally well with other technical consultants.

Education

University of Kansas

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering
Emphasis: Electrical and Illumination Engineering

Awards & Associations

IES Awards of Merit

Saban (2003)
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (2002)
Dodger Stadium Renovation (2001)
Terminator 2 3D Attraction, Edison International Field of Anaheim (Anaheim Angels) (2000)
Irvine Spectrum Phase II, Disney’s Wide World of Sports (1999)
Sony Imageworks (1997)

IES Lumen West Awards of Excellence

Irvine Spectrum Phase II (1999)
Sony Imageworks (1997)

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Dodgers Stadium Renovation, Cars Direct.com (2001)
Terminator 2 3D Attraction, Edison International Field of Anaheim (Anaheim Angels) (2000)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports (1999)

GE Edison Award of Merit

Sony Imageworks (1996)

Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
President of Los Angeles Section 2004/2005

Designers Lighting Forum (DLF)

Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (LC)

Publications

Architectural Lighting Visual Merchandising and Store Design Shopping Center World Lighting Design + Application (LD+A) Architectural Record

Experience

Prior to joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, Andy held positions at W. L. Thompson Consulting Engineers and Kelly Lundstrom George. Starting as an entry level lighting designer at WLT, his experience expanded there (and later at KLG) to include electrical design engineer and project manager. Andy’s lighting credits during this period include numerous domestic and international projects, including several Ritz Carlton and Hyatt hotels, Disney’s Mediterranean and Boardwalk Resorts, Carolina Place Mall and the law offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta. Since joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 1995, Andy’s experience has expanded to include single and multi-family residences, sports complexes, entertainment centers, convention centers and theme parks. Some examples include: Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, Sony Screening Room, ASI Entertainment, Broadway Street Renovation, Universal Studios Florida Isla Nublar—Home of Jurassic Park, Myriad Convention Center, Universal Studios Hollywood-Terminator 2 3D, Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum (Phase 2) and Anaheim Stadium Renovation. Andy has been a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado, University of Kansas, University of Southern California, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College, and Orange Coast College.

Raman Krishnan, FISLE

Director - International

Raman Krishnan

Krishnan has over thirty-three years of experience in the lighting industry in an overall professional career of nearly four decades. In his career, he has worked with some of the biggest multi-national lighting manufacturers, in a variety of key roles and has contributed positively to the lighting industry. Since 1991, Krishnan has been working as a lighting specialist based in Dubai offering services in the Middle East Region.

Education

Krishnan has obtained his technical education from a premier Indian educational institution, the Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has also acquired specialist lighting application courses from internationally reputed institutions.

Awards & Associations

Krishnan is a Fellow for life of the Indian Society of Lighting Engineers and was one of the founder members of the technical committee of the society.

Experience

Krishnan provides the much required local support to Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Designers, and Developers. As he is based within easy reach of the projects, clients are assured of constant support. Product availability, pricing, lead times and local durability are other issues where Krishnan’s experience becomes critical. Some of the executed projects Krishnan has been involved immensely are listed below:

• 25 million square feet “Villaggio” mall in Doha.
• Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai with over 2 miles of facade lighting.
• Interior lighting for the DIFC offices at the Gate Building, Dubai.
• Interior and exterior lighting for the Al Sufouh Multi Use Towers, Dubai
• All areas for Taj Exotica, Dubai
• Exterior lighting for the Dubai International Marine Club Resort, Dubai
• Dubai International Airport – Terminal 1 & 2 expansions.
• Dubai Royal Terminal
• Nine Amiri Flight Facilities, Abu Dhabi.
• Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
• Emirates Airlines HQ, Dubai
• H.H Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
• Dubai Metro stations.
• Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi

In recent years, Krishnan has been associated with many prestigious lighting projects across Middle East, including palaces for the Royal Family, Abu Dhabi Mall, Airport, National Bank of Bahrain, Mercedes Car Showroom etc. Also he has been involved in product development for the Middle East market and has had associated with many manufacturers in this regard.

C. Lindsey Perkins, MIES, LEED AP, LC

Senior Designer

C. Lindsey Perkins

Lindsey’s background as a theatrical lighting designer brings artistry and practical experience to both themed and conventional architectural lighting design. With scores of realized designs before she began working in architecture, Lindsey has demonstrated facility in coordinating with multi-disciplined design teams to produce intricate projects of diverse forms and scale.

Education

University of California, Irvine

Master of Fine Arts, Drama—Lighting Design
Bachelor of Arts, Drama—Design and Stage Management

Awards & Associations

Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Excellence

The Cheesecake Factory - Atlanta (2007)

Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen West Award of Merit

The Cheesecake Factory - Rancho Mirage (2006)
The Cheesecake Factory - The Grove (2006)

2006 Calibre Award International Interior Design Association

Biogen IDEC

Certificate of Appreciation by The City of Los Angeles

The Van Nuys City Hall Project (2005)

Designers Lighting Forum, Los Angeles
Vice President (2007-present)
Board Member at Large (2004-2007)

Illuminating Engineering Society, North America (IESNA)
Committee Member for L.A. Chapter (2003-2006)

International Dark Sky Association
Member (2004-present)

Experience

Lindsey joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2001 after working in freelance entertainment design. While earning her degrees she designed numerous theatrical plays and dance concerts, and also assisted other designers with a variety of projects. Lindsey has worked at several theatre festivals, including the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, California Musical Theatre, the Sacramento Music Circus, South Coast Repertory, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Just prior to joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, she was the assistant lighting designer for a technically demanding live stage show at Disney’s California Adventure. From her theatrical experiences, Lindsey brings artistic integrity, a strong collaborative sensibility, and an understanding of the complexities of fast-paced projects.

Since joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, Lindsey has deftly applied her theatrical experience to hospitality, residential, and gaming design, as well as landscape lighting and master planning. Current projects include the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada; The Arrabelle at Vail Square Hotel & Condominium Resort in Vail, Colorado; and renovation and expansion projects for Marriott Hotels and Resorts in Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, and several other locations. In addition, Lindsey is part of the team designing for The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, more than eighty of which have been opened since 2003.

Some of Lindsey’s completed projects are the IDEC Pharmaceuticals World Headquarters in San Diego; Pier Park Street Lighting in Panama City Beach, FL; Van Nuys City Hall Seismic Retrofit Renovations; the Geffen Playhouse renovation in Westwood, California; the Gallo Performing Arts Center in Modesto, California; Vista Del Campo Student Apartments at UC Irvine; the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida; the Horseshoe Casino Renovations in Hammond, Indiana and Bossier, Louisiana; Skechers Times Square retail store in New York City; Water’s Edge Office Park in Playa Vista, California; St. Joe Towns and Resorts’ WaterSound and RiverTown resort and residential community master plans in Florida; and Blessed Junipero Serra Church in Lancaster, California. Lindsey also designed much of the recently completed Hard Rock Park theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

V.S.K.Varma Namburi, A.IALD, A.IES, LEED AP, ISLE

Senior Designer

V.S.K.Varma Namburi

Varma is a registered architect in India by educational qualification and a practicing lighting designer by profession in the US. His architectural skills in combination with creative lighting design ideas produce simple yet sophisticated and innovative architectural lighting solutions. Varma’s professionalism and work dedication make him a valuable member of the elite LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE team.

Lectures & Seminars

In March of 2008, Varma spoke on Hospitality & Retail Lighting at Light India International in New Delhi, India.

Awards & Associations

IESNA Awards of Merit

Topshop Topman at the Grove Hollywood Casino – Kansas City Chase Bank at Whittier, California Double Barrel Topshop - New York

IES Lumen West Awards

Herman Miller Los Angeles Showroom Topshop Topman at the Grove Hollywood Casino – Kansas City Chase Bank at Whittier, California Double Barrel Topshop New York

AIA Los Angeles Design Awards

Grand Park - Building Team of the Year

Westside Urban Forum Design Award

Grand Park

Cooper Lighting Sustainability Award

Herman Miller Los Angeles Showroom

Pierre Koenig Fellowship

University of Southern California

Gold Medalist in Advanced Construction

JNTU School of Planning and Architecture

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED® AP)

Accredited Professional

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Associate Member

Council of Architects (COA) India

Lifetime Member

Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE)

Lifetime Member

Experience

Varma joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2005 as a summer intern where he honed his skills on residential and hospitality lighting projects. Due to his high work dedication and strong skill set, he was given an opportunity to continue in LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE as a lighting designer after graduating from University of Southern California in 2006.

Varma has also worked as a research assistant in J.N.T.U School of Planning and Architecture, India and later as an architect for 2 years. While finishing his master’s degree at the University of Southern California, he was the teacher’s assistant for undergraduate courses of Design for Luminous and Sonic Environments and Design for Thermal and Atmospheric Environments. He received the prestigious gold medal from J.N.T.U SPA for Advanced Construction and the Pierre Koenig Fellowship Award from University of Southern California.

Since joining Lighting Design Alliance, Varma’s experience has expanded broadly in hospitality, retail, landscape, residential, commercial, recreational, institutional, and restaurant lighting designs. Some of his projects include San Manuel Bingo & Casino in Highland, L.A Fitness Centre in Alhambra, Shanghai Disney Resort, The Water Club in Atlantic City, Chase Bank Whitter, Theater Square at San Bernardino, Grand Avenue Park LA, Chongming in China, Jin Jiang Hotel in Chengdu, Venetian at Macau, Charles Town Casino expansion, Hollywood Casinos at Lawrenceburg, Perryville, Joliet, Toledo, Kansas city & Columbus, Herman Miller LA, Hercules Campus at Playa Vista, Topshop Topman LA, Aria wedding Chapel at Las Vegas, etc..

He achieved the designation of LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 by demonstrating the knowledge of green building practice required for successful implementation of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

Travis R. Dickey

Senior Designer

Travis R. Dickey

With an education in Architectural Engineering, Travis combines a technical background with an artistic approach to provide a lighting design appropriate to the client and design team’s aesthetic visions, functional goals, and budget. As a project manager or as a supporting designer, Travis’ skills, creativity, and work ethic make him a valued part of the LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE team.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering Emphasis: Illumination Engineering

Associations

IIlluminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)— Associate Member

Designers Lighting Forum (DLF)— Member

Awards

IESNA Awards of Merit

BJ’s Restaurant – Pasadena The Cheesecake Factory Headquarters

IES Illumination Awards of Merit

SLS Las Vegas Restaurant Collection Topshop - New York SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino

Experience

Travis joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2010 after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Architectural Engineering. An in-depth engineering curriculum provided Travis with an all-encompassing understanding of the building design and construction industry, including lighting, electrical, mechanical, and structural systems, as well as construction management. Travis focused his studies on lighting and electrical systems, taking courses in advanced lighting design (theory and application), luminaire design, radiative transfer, electrical systems for buildings, and sustainability. He complimented his engineering background with coursework in architecture, writing, and foreign language. Concurrent to his education, Travis developed a passion for lighting while working as an intern at two local design firms: Clanton and Associates, and Wendy Cooney Lighting Design. During his internships, Travis continued to build upon his strong technical and artistic skill sets, while learning the specific workings of the lighting profession and the building industry.After joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE as a full-time designer, Travis has worked as either a project manager or as a supporting designer on both domestic and international projects of widely varying of scopes and budgets. His projects range from simple, individual spaces to extravagant, multi-building facilities in markets for hospitality, restaurants, retail, commercial centers, educational facilities, landscape, and master planning. Travis’ project management experience includes Yard House Restaurants (more than 20 locations), BJs Restaurants (Pasadena, CA), The Cheesecake Factory (multiple locations), SLS Hotel Park Avenue (New York, NY), SLS Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas, NV), Church of Scientology - Celebrity Center International (Hollywood, CA), Ala Moana Center (Honolulu, HI), Jersey Gardens Mall (Elizabeth, NJ), high-end technology retail stores (more than 50 locations), and Willows Community School (Culver City, CA). He has also provided design support for large resort complexes such as The Red Sea Astrarium (Aqaba, Jordan), Disney Shanghai (Shanghai, China), and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (Orlando, FL).

Kathryn E. Toth, LC

Senior Designer

Kathryn Toth

Kathryn’s background in interior design and experience in lighting design has created a trained eye with an overall awareness and ability to coordinate between different design and construction teams. Creating highly polished environments has been her forte for the past ffteen years, with a focus on designs in retail, high end commercial, residential and landscape lighting.

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, Interior Design

Publications

Projects have been featured in Architectural Lighting and Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

Lectures

Kathryn has guest lectured for undergraduate lighting courses at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has spoken at URBN on Lighting Basics for Retail at the Design Summit 2012.

Associations

International Landscape Lighting Institute (illi)

Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (LC)

Experience

Kathryn joined the LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2013 after thirteen years of architectural and landscape lighting design experience. She started her career with manufacturers to learn the background and foundation of the industry. Then progressed with many years of retail and residential design, with clients such as: Lotte, El Placio De Hierro, Lexus, Nokia, Gap, Urban Outftters, Anthropologie, Free People, Nike and many others. She has worked globally on projects in the USA, South America, Korea, Europe, China, and the Caribbean Islands. While working with the International Landscape Lighting Institute she developed and refined her skills with landscape lighting. Throughout her career she has been successfully interacting with architects, interior designers, contractors and clients to provide creative lighting solutions that meet the design criteria, budget and timelines of projects.

Ashley Yin, LEED AP

Senior Designer

Ashley Yin

With an advanced education in Building Science from the USC School of Architecture and a foundation education in engineering, Ashley combines her technical background with an artistic approach to provide lighting designs appropriate to the client and design team’s budget, functional goals, and aesthetic vision. Ashley’s skills, creativity, and work ethic make her a valued part of the LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE team.

Education

University of Southern California- Master of Building Science

Emphasis: Sustainable Design, Lighting Design, Glare Studies

Southeast University, China - Bachelor of Science

Building Environment & Equipment Engineering

Publications

Study on HDR Image as a Luminance Mapping Tool (2011 IESNA Annual Conference) Study on Glareindices (2011 IESNA Annual Conference)

Associations

Illuminating Engineering Society, North America (IESNA) Member

LEED® Accredited Professional BD+C

Awards

IES Illumination Award of Merit Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Exteriors Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Interiors Beats by Dre

Experience

Ashley joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2010 as an intern and became a full-time designer after graduating with a master’s degree in Building Science from the University of Southern California. During her graduate school, she interned with the Ruzika Company, a lighting firm with a strong emphasis on themed entertainment and theatrical lighting design. With the support of her academic knowledge and research ability, Ashley integrates sustainable design and lighting analysis into the design process. Her multi-language fluency, foreign education and practical experience are beneficial to international projects.

Since joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, Ashley’s experience has expanded to hospitality, residential, and commercial design, as well as landscape lighting and master planning. Ashley has been involved on projects of various scales and budgets, ranging from a simple, individual room to an extravagant, multi-building resort.

Ashley is the leading designer for designing large scaled projects: Chimelong Hotel Renovation (Guangzhou, China), Chimelong Water Park Renovation (Guangzhou, China), The Forest Show Residential Marketing Center (Guangzhou, China), Hengqinwan Marine Hotel Exterior (Zhuhai, China). She is responsible for designing large areas for The Red Sea Astrarium (Aqaba, Jordan), Hopson International Plaza (Shanghai, China), Wuxi New Coastal City (Wuxi, China), and Beats by Dr. Dre Headquarter Office (Culver City, CA). She has also provided design support for Disney Shanghai (Shanghai, China), LA Harbor College Masterplan(Los Angeles, CA), Ocean World (Shenzhen, China), Louis Vuitton stores (Multiple Locations), Hilton (Multiple Locations) and Marriott (Multiple Locations).

Geoff B. Goral, Jr.A.IALD, MIES, LC

Senior Designer

Geoff Goral

With a comprehensive background in engineering, an LC certification by the NCQLP, involvement in professional organizations including the IALD and IESNA, and a diverse background of work experience and mentors, Geoff is well equipped to handle any challange along with an impressive team of fellow designers at LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE.

Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering Emphasis: Illumination Engineering Engineering Management Certificate

Associations

National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP) — LC Certified

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) — Junior Associate

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) — Associate

Designers Lighting Forum (DLF) — Member

Awards

IES Illumination Awards of Merit SLS Las Vegas Restaurant Collection SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino The D Hotel Valet

Experience

While in school, Geoff was introduced to the design world while interning at Davis Partnership Architects. He then developed experience working for Sundolier, performing application calculations for solar-tracking daylighting equipment, and finally as a design intern for Nancy Clanton - who’s presence is well-known in the lighting community for responsible, environmentally conscious lighting design.

Geoff graduated from the University of Colorado in 2011 and started his career as an applications engineer for BEGA, a high quality architectural lighting manufacturer. There he provided technical support to manufacturing and sales staff, while maintaining a library of technical documents including specification sheets, submittal drawings, and photometric reports. Geoff was also responsible for providing applications support for interior designers, architects, and engineers alike. In 2013 he returned to the design world and joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE as a designer, opening doors to practice the art of architectural lighting at the highest level and without boundaries.

In Geoff’s time at LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, he has already been actively engaged in numerous projects stretching across the globe, ranging from small boutique retail consultations to large casino hotels in Las Vegas. Projects include restaurants such as Katsuya in Dubai, UAE and Kuwait, MGM TAP Sports Bar in the MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Paul Martin’s American Bistro in Mountain View, CA, and Yard House restaurants; retail such as James Perse in Marin County, CA, and Fred Segal in Las Vegas; residences in Hidden Hills, CA; educational institutions such as the Willows Community School in Culver City, CA; and hospitality, including the large SLS hotel renovation of the iconic Sahara in Las Vegas, NV. Geoff and LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE were responsible for lighting designs for all public spaces including the casino floor, restaurants, lounges, clubs, pool deck, spa, and guest rooms on the $415M renovation for SLS Las Vegas.