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   November 19, 2021   

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IALD Announces Results of the 2022 IALD Elections

The IALD Nominations and Elections Committee is proud to announce the results of the 2022 IALD Elections. Please join us in congratulating the newly elected and re-elected members of the IALD Board of Directors and IALD Membership Committee. We are excited to welcome these seven exceptional industry leaders for their terms set to begin 1 January 2022: 



IALD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE
Anne Bureau, IALD
WONDERFULIGHT
Bourdeaux, France

Rachel Fitzgerald, IALD, CLD
Stantec
Denver, CO USA

Mariel Fuentes, IALD
LDLuz Lighting Design
Barcelona, Spain

Ana Spina, IALD
FPOV
Sydney, Australia
 

IALD MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR 
Aram Ebben, IALD
EXP
Maitland, FL USA

COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Qini Huang, IALD, CLD
VieLux Design International Inc.
Montreal, Canada

Archit Jain, IALD
Oculus Light Studio LLC
Culver City, CA USA


ANNE BUREAU, IALD

IALD Board of Directors, Director-at-Large
WONDERFULIGHT
Bourdeaux, France 

Anne Bureau opened her lighting design studio in 1995. In 2011, she founded the lighting design office WONDERFULIGHT in Bordeaux (France). Anne has worked on numerous projects such as: Hotel Cheval Blanc in Paris / Chapelle Corneille in Rouen (concert hall for Normandy Region) / Cathar castles of Puilaurens and Quéribus / Foundation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles / Orangerie’s museum in Paris.

Since the beginning of her career, Anne has been involved in the lighting design community. Since 1996, she has been a member and past president of ACE (French lighting designer’s association). Anne has been a professional member of IALD since 2014 and a member of its Board of Directors since 2020. Anne is also a member of the organization board of EILD (Encuentro Ibero-américano de Lighting design). Anne lectures at the international level (Enlighten, PLDC, EILD...) and has led numerous workshops all around the world.

Anne’s passion about light as always be much wider that her interest in lighting: as an example, she graduated in industrial design in 1993 from ENSCI (Paris) with a final thesis about the Night, including a chapter about circadian rhythms. Anne is interested in artistical, cultural, medical, scientific, and sociological aspects of light with a never-ending curiosity.

RACHEL FITZGERALD, IALD, CLD

IALD Board of Directors, Director-at-Large
Stantec
Denver, CO USA

Rachel Fitzgerald, IALD, CLD, IES, LC, LEED AP BD+C is the discipline lead for lighting design and a Senior Associate with global design firm Stantec. A graduate of the University of Colorado’s lighting program, she has more than 19 years of experience in lighting design. Rachel provides significant expertise to Stantec’s buildings and master plans globally. Her talent and commitment to the design of highly-sustainable and human-centric spaces has been recognized with more than three dozen design awards.

Rachel’s drive to create a world where lighting plays a more impactful role manifests itself through her industry involvement. She’s passionate about mentoring junior staff to further best practices and is an in- demand speaker who shares knowledge and passion about lighting. She teaches a senior design class at the University of Colorado and is excited about fostering the next generation of lighting designers. She’s involved with technical committees with the IES and serves on the WELL light concept advisory. Rachel became an Associate Member of the IALD in 2006 and a Professional Member in 2012. She has served the IALD as co-coordinator for the Rocky Mountain chapter since 2014 and a term on the IALD Board of Directors.

MARIEL FUENTES, IALD

IALD Board of Directors, Director-at-Large
LDLuz Lighting Design
Barcelona, Spain

Mariel Fuentes is Chilean, the founder and Creative director of LDLuz - Lighting Design in Barcelona, Spain. She holds a master’s degree in Interior Design from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and completed her architectural studies at the Universidad de Chile. Prior to establishing LDLuz in 2016, she worked nearly 11 years for renowned studios in Spain specializing in architectural lighting design.

Dedicated to promoting lighting design as a recognized discipline, Mariel is deeply involved in the lighting community, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Lighting Design (IALD) since 2018, and the Board of Directors of the Professional Association of Lighting Designers in Spain (APDI) since 2012. A huge contributor to lighting education, she is a professor of the Lighting Design Master’s Program at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona (UPC) and teaches at the BAU- Centre Universitari de Disseny de Barcelona and at IED Escola superior de Disseny, in both Barcelona and Madrid.

ANA SPINA, IALD

IALD Board of Directors, Director-at-Large
FPOV
Sydney, Australia
Ana Spina is the Studio Leader for FPOV Sydney. Architecture has always been Ana’s passion. She has always wanted to work with something that could promote different experiences and sensations, which makes her believe in the power that ‘LIGHT’ has on people’s life.

Ana has been working in the lighting design industry for 20 years, and in that time, she has developed lighting for hospitality, residential and commercial projects in Brazil. Living in Australia since 2016, when she joined FPOV, Ana is developing her skills in the Australian market and supporting the Sydney team projects and clients.

Ana was previously elected to serve as an IALD Director at Large for 2020-2021, where she is a professional member and she is a member of the Brazilian Association of Lighting Designers (AsBAI). Ana volunteered for 4 years assisting the social group organising events and attending the Brazilian construction compliance/standards organisation meetings to discuss the future of lighting design in the Country.

Ana has participated in various meetings and seminars around other disciplines, making her comfortable in sharing her experiences, listening to people in the industry and promoting the Lighting Design practice.

ARAM EBBEN, IALD

IALD Membership Committee, Chair
EXP
Maitland, FL USA

As Director and Managing Principal of the Lighting Design group within EXP, Aram Ebben, along with the team of designers at EXP, combines illumination artistry with technical expertise to create award winning lighting designs worldwide. Aram’s interest in the visual arts coalesced with his education in scenography. Focusing on lighting for experience design, his project designs have taken him literally around the world working on a variety of diverse projects that have ranged from major theme parks and aquariums, to high end destination resorts and conference centers.

Aram a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD), is LEED AP accredited and is passionately committed to promoting responsible design, lighting education and mentorship. He firmly believes that our future rests in the hands of our young designers and that we all owe it to them to leave this planet better off than when we found it. Aram has sat on the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida.

QINI HUANG, IALD, CLD

IALD Membership Committee Member
VieLux Design International Inc.
Montreal, Canada 
Qini (Méko) Huang is a lighting designer with over 13 years of experience in lighting design and project management for projects across Canada and internationally. The projects she worked on range from architectural, transportation, hospitality, commercial, entertainment, landscape and public spaces and so on.

With work experience in lighting technologies and a background in computer science, Qini (Méko) brings innovative, practical and economically viable lighting solutions combined with an aesthetic mindset. The principles of her design are to provide a pleasing experience to users foremost, while illuminating spaces and places.

Qini (Méko) is a professional member of the IALD, as well as a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD). She understands the role of lighting in architectural and interior design. She aims to utilize her extensive experience and knowledge of lighting equipment and systems to enhance and strengthen the end design. She also uses her understanding of sustainability concepts in her design with the help of LEED and WELL design principles.

ARCHIT JAIN, IALD

IALD Membership Committee Member
Oculus Light Studio LLC
Culver City, CA USA
 
As co-founder and principal of Oculus Light Studio, Archit Jain brings extensive expertise and a cross-cultural sensibility to his lighting design projects. Born and raised in New Delhi, India, where he studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Archit worked as an architect and then moved to Los Angeles, USA on a scholarship, for a Masters in Building Science at the University of Southern California

Archit has practiced as a professional lighting designer for over 22 years. He started his own Los Angeles- based studio in 2012, leading the firm’s varied range of projects, from commercial buildings, museums, and landscapes, to retail environments, hotels, restaurants, and residences. For every project, the firm’s exemplary service provides leading edge design along with a healthy dose of pragmatism to the process and the final product. This has led to growth every year, and to date the firm has won over 70 design awards, including 2 IALD awards.

Archit plays an active role in the local lighting community, along with lectures and critiques at area colleges and national and international lighting forums. He bridges cultures, has traveled widely, and appreciates both the differences and common threads that distinguish and connect people around the globe.

 

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