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 is an internationally recognized lighting designer with over 33 years of experience. 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 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. Lighting Design Alliance has also been recognized by winning over 100 National and International design awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.

Education

Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Environmental Systems

Awards & Associations

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence

The Hilton Orlando, 2010
Lighting Design Alliance Office, 2009
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Exterior, 2007
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Phase I, 2006
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, 2004
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, 2002
The Venetian Interior, 2002
The Venetian Exteriors, 2000
MCA Music Publishing, 1997
Official All Star Cafe, 1997
'Ohana Restaurant at Disney's Polynesian Resort, 1997
Sheraton Surabaya, 1997
Sony Imageworks, 1997
50 Beale Street, 1993
Pershing Square Park, 1993

IES Lumen West Award of Merit

Beats by Dre Headquarters, 2015
Hollywood Casino at Kansas City, 2014
Ziegler Cooper Architect's Office, 2014
Herman Miller Showroom, 2010
Caesars Palace Beijing Noodle Company No. 9, 2009
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Interior, 2007
City National Plaza Lobby, 2006
The Cheesecake Factory - The Grove, 2006
Thomas Properties Group, 2006
Vincent Thomas Bridge, 2006
Gilmore Bank, 2005
Beverly Hills Triangle, 2005
Endeavor Talent Agency, 2005
Spa Resort and Casino, 2004
Parking Garage at The Pike Long Beach, 2004
Hilton Hawaiian Village Kalia Tower Landscape, 2002
Hollywood & Highland Exteriors, 2002
St. Regis Monarch Beach Exteriors, 2002
Legal Research Network, 2001
Ogilvy & Mather, 2001
Moody Gardens Aquarium, 2000
Parker’s Lighthouse, 2000
Juxtapose, 2000
Bayside, Newport Beach, 2000
365 Murad Salon, 1997
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 1996
Amtrack's Western Reservation Sales, 1994
The Citadel, 1992

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Awards of Excellence

Luxury Residential Tower Taiwan, 2017
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, 2004

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Awards of Merit

Chimelong Circus Hotel, 2017
Pacific City, 2017
Bluegold Restaurant and LSXO, 2017
Solitare on the Park Interiors, 2017
Solitare on the Park Exteriors, 2017
LPL Financial, 2017
The Park Las Vegas, 2017
Beats by Dre Headquarters, 2015
Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Interiors, 2015
Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Exteriors, 2015
The D Hotel Valet, 2015
United Brotherhood of Carpenters International Training Center, 2015
Hollywood Casino at Kansas City, 2014
The Twin Parks, 2014
Ziegler Cooper Architect's Office, 2014
George Stanley Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl, 2009
Lighting Design Alliance Design Office, 2009
The Cheesecake Factory - Atlanta, 2007
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Interior, 2007
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Onyx Restaurant, 2007
City National Plaza Lobby, 2006
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront, 2006
Thomas Properties Group, 2006
Vincent Thomas Bridge, 2006
Parking Garage at The Pike Long Beach, 2004
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, 2002
Hollywood & Highland Exteriors, 2002
Legal Research Network, 2001
Oglivy & Mather, 2001
Bayside, 2000
Juxtapose, 2000
Moody Gardens Aquarium, 2000
Parkers' Lighthouse, 2000
Disney’s Wide World of Sports, 1999
Disney’s Coronado Springs Interior, 1999
Disney’s Coronado Springs Exteriors, 1999
Ontario Airport, 1999
Queensway Bay, 1999
The Official All-Star Cafe, 1997
Sony Imageworks, 1997
MCA Music Publishing, 1997
Metropolitan Transit Authority Headquarters, 1997
911 Wilshire Lobby, 1996
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 1995
50 Beale Street, 1994
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, 1994
Pershing Square Park, 1994
Sanwa Bank Plaza Interiors, 1992
Sanwa Bank Plaza Exteriors, 1992
Morrison & Foerster Law Offices, 1991
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)
Past Board of Directors, Past Director of Education
IALD Education Trust
Founder and 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 Architectural Record Lighting Landscape Architect & Specifier Landscape Lighting Architectural Lighting P'ZAZZ Yacht Showboats International

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 served as 2012-2013, President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). 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.

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 in the U.S. as well as Asia, and the Middle East include: First Interstate World Tower, Sanwa Plaza at Figueroa & Wilshire, Sony High Definition Post Production, Mission: Bermuda Triangle, UCLA Site Lighting Master Plan, Oakley Technical Center, Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Disney Institute, Disney's All Star Resort, Reliance Headquarters, LPL Headquarters, Lusail Marine Pedestrian Bridges, Wanda Nanchang Indoor Aquarium, Huafa Mall, and multiple Chimelong Hotels including the Guangzhou Panda Hotel, Chimelong Circus Hotel, and Chimelong Penguin Hotel.

Kyllene (Kelly) A. Jones, LEED AP

President

Kyllene (Kelly) A. Jones

Kyllene’s wide range of award-winning projects and experience includes hospitality, retail, commercial and masterplan design within the US and abroad. As President and Studio Director, Kyllene establishes and maintains strong client relationships, sets project design direction and oversees resources to deliver successful, nigh quality and on-schedule projects. Kyllene has developed a portfolio of over 500 architectural lighting design projects - over 200 projects for one singular client. She has led the design team for the many themed projects for Disney, as well as the recently completed MotionGate theme park in Dubai, a collaboration with many studios to deliver a successful movie-themed park experience.

Education

University of Kansas

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

Awards & Associations

IESNA Awards of Excellence

Hyde American Airlines Arena, 2014
Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa Interior, 2013

IESNA Awards of Merit

Ala Moana Center Honolulu, 2017
Disneytown Shanghai, 2017
Microsoft Flagship NYC, 2017
SLS - Brickell, 2017
Topshop Topman - Glendale, 2017
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Downey, 2016
Grand Lux Cafe - King of Prussia, 2016
Double Barrel Roadhouse, 2015
Topshop, 2015
SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Renovation, 2015
SLS Las Vegas Restaurant Collection, 2015
Grand Lux Cafe - Cherry Hill, 2014
BJ's Restaurant - Pasadena, 2014
Hyde American Airlines Arena, 2014
Topshop Topman - The Grove, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory Headquarters - San Diego, 2014
Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa Interior, 2013
Aulani - A Disney Resort & Spa Exterior, 2013
Hyde Lounge Bellagio, 2013
The Colony, 2011
Hyde Lounge at Staples Center, 2011
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, 2011
S Bar, 2008
Katsuya Restaurant - Hollywood, 2008
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Onyx Restaurant, 2007
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Interior, 2007
The Cheesecake Factory - Atlanta, 2007
The Cheesecake Factory - The Grove, 2006
The Cheesecake Factory - Rancho Mirage, 2006
Beverly Hills Triangle Masterplan, 2005
Purescape, 2003

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence

The Hilton Orlando, 2010
Katsuya Glendale, 2009
The Cheesecake Factory - Atlanta, 2007
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Exterior, 2007

IES Lumen West Award of Merit

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Downey, 2016
Double Barrel Roadhouse, 2015
Topshop Topman Flagship - NYC, 2015
Topshop Topman at the Grove, 2014
BJ's Restaurant - Pasadena, 2014
Hyde American Airlines Arena, 2014
Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, 2011
Katsuya - Hollywood, 2008 S Bar, 2008
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa Onyx Restaurant, 2007
The Cheesecake Factory - Rancho Mirage, 2006
The Cheesecake Factory - The Grove, 2006
Beverly Hills Triangle, 2005
Purescapes, 2003
CarsDirect.com, 2001

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) — Member

Illumination Engineering Society — Member

Publications

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

Experience

Since Kyllene joined LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 1999, she has honed her commitment to creating strong lighting story-lines and sustainable lighting solutions whether the project is local, domestic, or international. Her vast experience in the hospitality field includes the lighting design for several hotels and resorts in the U.S. as well as Asia, the Middle East, Central America and Europe, such as the Four Seasons Great Exuma Bahamas, Disneyland Tokyo Hotel, Quinta do Lorde Madeira, and most recently, Disney’s Aulani Resort. She has led the design for multiple restaurants and nightclub locations, including The Cheesecake Factory (over 150 locations), and Katsuya by Starck and Hyde Lounges. Kyllene’s retail projects range from large-scale retail centers to multiple stores with locations throughout the U.S. Kyllene also has worked on multiple mixed-use projects, museums, master plans, residences and commercial buildings within the U.S. as well as the Middle East and Asia.

Before joining LDA, Kyllene worked as a lighting design assistant for three lighting design firms, 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.

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

IESNA Awards of Merit

Beerhaus, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center, 2017
The Park Las Vegas, 2017
Kaiser Fontana - Neuro Surgery & Anesthesia Pre-Op/Pain Clinic, 2016
Playa Jefferson, 2014
Las Vegas City Hall - Interiors, 2014
Las Vegas City Hall - Exteriors, 2014
Irvine Spectrum Obelisk, 2014
Children's Hospital of Orange County Tower II, 2014
Crafton Hills College Learning Resource Center - Interior, 2012
Chase Dallas Tower, 2012
Chase Bank - Whittier, 2011
Chase Bank - Pasadena, 2011
Chase Bank - Bensonhurst, 2011
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Exterior, 2009
George Stanley Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl, 2009
Saban Capital Group, 2003
Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, 2002
Terminator 2 3-D Preshow & Retail, 2001
Dodger Stadium Renovation, 2001
Terminator 2 3-D - Exterior, 2000
Edison International Field of Anaheim, 2000
Disney's Wide World of Sports, 1999
Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, Phase II, 1999
Sony Imageworks, 1997

IESNA Awards of Excellence

The Park Las Vegas, 2017

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Children's Hospital of Orange County Tower II, 2014
Irvine Spectrum Phase II, 2014
Playa Jefferson, 2014
Chase Dallas Tower, 2012
Chase Bank - Belmont Shore, 2011
Chase Bank - Whittier, 2011
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Interior, 2009
Saban, 2003
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, 2002
CarsDirect.com, 2001
Dodger Stadium Renovation, 2001
Terminator 2 3-D - Exterior, 2000
Terminator 2 3-D Preshow & Retail, 2000
Edison International Field of Anaheim (Anaheim Angels), 2000
Disney’s Wide World of Sports, 1999
Sony Imageworks, 1997

IES Lumen West Awards of Excellence

Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart - Exterior, 2010
George Stanley Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl, 2009
Entertainment Center at Irvine Spectrum, 1999
Sony Imageworks, 1997

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 of North America Award of Merit

The Cheesecake Factory Headquarters - San Diego, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory - Atlanta, 2007
The Cheesecake Factory - The Grove, 2006

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

Double Barrel Roadhouse, 2015
Topshop, 2015
Topshop Topman at the Grove, 2014
Hollywood Casino - Kansas City, 2014
Chase Bank - Whittier, 2011

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Double Barrel Roadhouse, 2015
Topshop Topman Flagship - NYC, 2015
Herman Miller Showroom - Los Angeles, 2010
Harvard- Westlake School, 2009
The Walter Club, 2009

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 Showroom - Los Angeles

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

Grand Lux Cafe - King of Prussia, 2016
SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Renovation, 2015
SLS Las Vegas Restaurant Collection, 2015
Topshop, 2015
BJ’s Restaurant – Pasadena, 2014
The Cheesecake Factory Headquarters - San Diego, 2014

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Topshop Topman Flagship - NYC, 2015

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).

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)

Awards & Associations

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Beats by Dre Headquarters, 2015
Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Exteriors
Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel Interiors

IESNA Awards of Merit

Chimelong Circus Hotel, 2017
Beats by Dre Headquarters, 2015
Hengqin Bay Marine Hotel - Exteriors, 2015

Illuminating Engineering Society, North America (IESNA) Member
LEED® Accredited Professional BD+C

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).

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

Senior Designer

Geoffery (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

Awards & Associations

IESNA Awards of Merit

SLS Brickell, 2017
Grand Lux Cafe - King of Prussia, 2016
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Downey, 2016
SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Renovation, 2015
SLS Las Vegas Restaurant Collection, 2015
The D Hotel Valet, 2015

IES Lumen West Awards of Merit

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Huntington Beach, 2016
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Downey, 2015

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

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.

Panitkwan (Arex) Soontharuch, MIES

Senior Designer

Panitkwan Soontharuch (Arex)

With a passion in illumination, Panitkwan pursued her dream to enhance the beauty of architecture and space, by light and shadow. Panitkwan applied all her expertise in architectural lighting, landscape lighting, and landscape architecture into her design, as well as her artistic and creative side with the consideration of other aspects such as, the human factor in lighting, circadian lighting, environmental-friendly, energy-efficiency, and sustainability.

Education

Lighting Research Center - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY Master of Science in Architectural Sciences with a concentration in Lighting (M.S.) School of Architecture - Chulalongkorn University - Bangkok, Thailand Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.LA)

Associations

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) - Member

Awards

IESNA Awards of Merit

Jacob Engineer Headquarters Loews Chicago Hotel The Park Las Vegas

IES Lumen West Award of Merit

Jacob Engineer Headquarters Loews Chicago Hotel Beerhaus

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence

Taylor Center for the Performing Arts Mount Royal University The Park Las Vegas

Experience

Panitkwan started her professional design career as a Landscape Architect at Group Three Design, Landscape and Urban Design firm based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her landscape design work includes projects of various scales, from private residences, multi-residential units, resorts, park, sports club, master plan, etc.

After earning her M.S. degree in 2007, Panitkwan started her lighting design career in upstate New York. She held positions as a Lighting Designer at Naomi Miller Lighting Design, Landscape Lighting Williams Landscape Lighting Design (part-time), and later, Landscape Lighting Designer at Jan Moyer Design. Panitkwan dedicated part of her time assisting her professor at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a Lighting Designer/ Associate Professor Assistant. In 2010, she was also part of the Landscape Lighting institute (currently The International Landscape Lighting Institute) as an Instructor/coordinator assistant. In 2011, Panitkwan traveled to the west coast, and continued her Lighting Design career as a senior designer at Francis Krahe and Associates Inc., Architectural Lighting Design firm based in Los Angeles, CA.

Her lighting design work includes various types of projects in all scales from single - multi residential units, historic buildings, houses of worship, office buildings, school campuses, master plans, commercial, retail and entertainment buildings, hospitality, restaurants, urban and street lighting, environmental impact reports, and lighting guidelines.

Since Joining LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE in 2014, Panitkwan’s experience has expanded broadly in both domestic and International regions. Some of the projects Panitkwan had been fully involved with include Paradise City, Integrated Resort Complex in Korea, Venetian Resort and Casino in Macau, Mohammed Bin Rashid Street Lighting innovation in Dubai, Monte Carlo Concert Hall, The Park in Las Vegas, Toothsome Restaurant at Universal Studio in Florida, Multi-Unit Residential Complex in San Diego, Hotel Alessandra in Houston, and a new terminal at LAX International Airport.