CLD Program Welcomes Newest Certificants

The Certified Lighting Designer program would like to congratulate and welcome our most recent certificants.

Tanas Khoury, CLD, IALD -  An award-winning, senior lighting designer, CEO, and founder of Light Concept lighting design firm based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Dawn Brown, CLD, Associate IALD - Leads the Lighting Design effort for EXP Services, out of central Ontario CANADA. Over the years she has gained valuable project experience across a wide variety of sectors. 

Rachel Fitzgerlad, CLD, IALD - A Senior Lighting Designer and Associate with global design firm Stantec. A graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder’s lighting program, she has more than 17 years of experience providing exterior and interior lighting designs for hospitality, mixed-use, retail, corporate interiors, civic, multi-family and recreation projects.

Rajesh Karki, CLD, PE - Owner of Eco-Green Design Engineering LLC and has over 13 years experience in Lighting Design for corporate offices, landscape design, commercial retail space, schools, health care facilities, and multi-unit apartment housing projects including assisted care facilities for senior citizens.

Charles Thompson, CLD, FAIA, IALD, LEED AP, IES - Founder and Vice President of ARCHILLUME, is a Fellow in the AIA and an interior designer. Charles is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Dean Skira, CLD, IALD, IES -  Founder of Skira Architectural Lighting, an award-winning architectural lighting practice based in Pula, Croatia with projects worldwide.

Suzan Tillotson, CLD, IALD -  Founded Tillotson Design Associates with twenty-three years of experience. She has won over one hundred lighting design awards for her work, including a 2018 International Dark Sky Association Lighting Design and Technology Award and the 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards.

Garrett Neal, CLD, Associate IALD - Joined RNLD, Inc. in 2011 while finishing his bachelor's degree. He quickly demonstrated his natural creative ability and exceptional communications skills to earn his current position as Senior Designer.

Nicolò Brambilla, CLD, IALD - Leads the Architectural Lighting Design Team of the Melbourne office of Schuler Shook.

Andrew Jaques, CLD, IALD - Design & Planning (Arch) graduate with post-graduate qualifications in Lighting Design, as well as being a professional member of the IALD. He joined The Flaming Beacon in 1994 and became a Director in 2017.