CHICAGO, IL USA, 7 OCTOBER 2019
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is pleased to welcome Rosemarie Allaire, FIALD, CLD, and Andrea Hartranft, FIALD, to the IALD College of Fellows, bringing the number of Fellows to 47. The IALD Fellow designation is awarded to members of the IALD for valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design, as well as for their continued service to the IALD. Allaire and Hartranft were formally inducted at the IALD Enlighten Americas 2019 conference in Albuquerque, NM USA.
“It is a tremendous thrill and honor to become a fellow in the association that I joined as a student member over 3 decades ago,” said Allaire, FIALD.
“I am proud to be recognized with this induction and to be included in the IALD College of Fellows, which includes the legendary Lesley Wheel, FIALD who illuminated the path for women in lighting.” Hartranft, FIALD added, “To be included among this esteemed group is such an honor. To be recognized for contributions to this incredible profession is icing on a truly wonderful cake.”
ROSEMARIE ALLAIRE, FIALD, CLD
ROSEMARIE ALLAIRE LIGHTING DESIGN
DANA POINT, CA USA
Rosemarie Allaire, FIALD, CLD, began her studies in interior design and dance where the fusion of architectural and theatrical lighting sparked her interest. As an award-winning lighting designer, Allaire has worked with prominent architectural lighting design firms throughout the United States before establishing her Dana Point, CA architectural lighting design practice in 2002. Allaire has designed lighting for a wide range of projects, which vary in size and complexity, including interior and exterior lighting and controls design, as well as custom luminaire design. Her project experience includes high-end residential, car dealerships, gyms, hospitality, landscapes, medical spas, offices, parking, restaurants and retail stores.
As a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD), Allaire has devoted her career balancing the creative art and technical science of lighting design. She understands the role of illumination planning in the built environment and captures beauty of the space. Allaire is also an active volunteer in the lighting profession with nearly 20 year’s volunteer experience with IALD, the International Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the CLD and other organizations. Allaire's leadership roles with the IALD have included membership on the IALD Credential Task Force, membership on the IALD Globalization Structure Committee, and a five year tenure as the chair of the IALD International Lighting Design Awards. Her most recent role with IALD includes vice-chair of the CLD Commission, and chair of the IALD Education Trust Fundraising Committee, where her contributions have helped with the advancement of the lighting design profession.
ANDREA HARTRANFT, FIALD
HARTRANFT LIGHTING DESIGN, LLC
CHARLOTTE, NC USA
Andrea Hartranft, FIALD, principal of her own firm, has over 33 years of experience on more than 1,000 commercial, institutional and industrial projects, including high-end public spaces, energy-efficient workplaces (LEED and Green Globes accreditations) and cost-driven renovations. Her projects have received international lighting design awards from the IALD and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), as well as AIA awards at the regional and national level. Her architectural lighting portfolio includes projects for offices, retail, hospitality, airports, museums, sport facilities, hospital, theater, as well as residential, educational, religious and municipal projects.
Hartranft’s background is in architectural engineering, lighting and lighting psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She decided to specialize in lighting design after studying the psychological and physiological effects of light on people and how lighting design represents the intersection of art and science. Her passion, talent and determination has led to the success of her business she started in 2013, where she has developed a successful program of mentorship for her staff. Hartranft is known to share her knowledge and experience with her associates to expand their skill sets and create fresh, unique and technically competent design solutions on their projects.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING DESIGNERS (IALD)
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of more than 1,450 lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers, cultivating the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life. For more information, please visit iald.org.
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" Andrea Hartranft, Principal at Hartranft Lighting Design, doesn’t back down from a challenge. Whether it’s diving head-first into a new field of study in college or expanding her personal development from lighting designer to business owner, she finds joy and success in creating her unique path."
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Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, the IALD is a volunteer association that relies on the active participation of its members. The over 1,400 lighting designers around the world who are members of the IALD hold a position of distinction and authority in the lighting design profession.
IALD serves its worldwide membership by promoting the visible success of its members in practicing lighting design. Lighting designers are a tremendous resource of innovative, practical and economically viable lighting solutions. They understand the role of lighting in architectural and interior design and utilize their extensive experience and knowledge of lighting equipment and systems to enhance and strengthen design.
Last June, we shared a photo of the Rochester (NY) Airport Entry Canopy under construction and referred to the bit of lighting bling to be installed. Last night, the December weather in Rochester may have been icy to the fingers and toes but the eyes can now warm up to the canopy awash in color.
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Andrea Hartranft, Principal, has known Diane for more than ten years. “Diane is a strong, caring person with the talent and experience to make an immediate impact on our company's client-focused services. We work hard to integrate informed lighting design into our client's vision, a value that Diane also shares and has demonstrated consistently to her peers in the design community. I know our clients will enjoy working with her.”
“I am excited to join the talented team at HLD and look forward to contributing my creativity and experience to deliver unique lighting design solutions,” says Diane. “All projects are unique puzzles, and I thoroughly enjoy fitting all the pieces together.”
Diane brings midwestern roots and experience to HLD. Diane parlayed her Interior Design degree from Illinois State University into duties as project manager and team leader at a variety of architecture and engineering firms in California, Kentucky and Indiana. Concentrating in lighting design since 1998, Diane enjoys helping project teams deliver lighting designs balancing aesthetics, owner budgets and energy/LEED considerations. Her recent projects include hospitality, museum, sacred and medical sector work. Diane is a LEED Accredited Professional.
"Great lighting is functional, understated and magical.” Diane states. “Without it, a space goes flat, but done well reveals the character and life of each project."
Diane is past President of the Indiana Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society, past Chair of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Awards Committee, served two terms as a ‘Director at Large’ on the IALD Board of Directors, and is now a member of the 2018 IALD Enlightens America Conference Advisory Committee
About Hartranft Lighting Design.
Now with more than 100 years’ collective experience and 1000+ projects inform our approach to responsible lighting design solutions, Hartranft Lighting Design applies specialized expertise to help architects, developers and owners realize their vision of commercial, institutional, and mixed-use spaces. Hartranft Lighting Design is a woman-owned business (WBE) with offices in Charlotte, Boston and Washington, DC.
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Video walls (by Los Angeles artist Refik Anadol) in the new terminal and the new connector tie to exterior color changing fins along the exterior face of the connector and flush mounted color changing strips on the interior columns. The lighting is programmed to coordinate with the digital imagery of the walls - imagery that abstractly visualizes simple data such as arrivals, departures and baggage handling in a spectacular way.
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