The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has accepted Emad Hasan, Associate Principal, as a Professional Member.
IALD professional membership is limited to individuals who have a minimum of five years’ experience as a senior-level architectural lighting designer or above in an independent consulting practice. Professional member candidates’ qualifications, industry experience, and portfolio are blindly reviewed by the IALD. Those individuals who demonstrate the skills, aptitude, and experience characteristic of a professional architectural lighting designer are accepted to this level of membership. As a professional voting member of the IALD, Emad will adhere to the Vision and Mission statements, Code of Ethics, and Guidelines for Specification Integrity of the IALD.
Emad began his career with The Lighting Practice in 2005. Since then, he has designed and managed high-profile projects including the Lit Brothers Building and LDS Temple in Philadelphia as well as the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He became an Associate Principal in 2019. In this ownership role, Emad oversees design direction for individual projects, facilitates day-to-day operations, and pursues new project opportunities through marketing and business development. He is particularly passionate about recruiting and training, growing TLP’s team, and supporting future generations of designers.
As an active member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Emad shares its commitment to cultivating a universal appreciation of the impact of light on people. In addition to serving as the IALD Philadelphia Chapter coordinator for three years, he is a member of the Energy and Sustainability Committee, through which he has had the opportunity to impact energy regulations in the U.S.
Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, the IALD aims to cultivate a universal appreciation of the power of light in human life and to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement of professional lighting designers.