The Lighting Practice is thrilled to announce that Associate Principal Jonathan Hoyle has been named to the 2020 Class of 40under40, an international program that identifies the most talented and promising individuals working in the lighting design industry.
Lighting magazine’s 40under40 awards program recognizes lighting designers who are “raising the bar on the creativity and quality of projects across the world.” This year’s Class consists of 15 men and 25 women from 12 different countries. For their outstanding contributions to the field, the Class of 40under40 are considered representatives of a new generation taking lighting design forward in the 21st century.
Jon joined The Lighting Practice in 2008 after completing his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design at the University of Illinois. He was promoted to Associate Principal in 2019 and has been an integral part of TLP’s expansion to New York. During his tenure at TLP, Jon has built experience with a variety of project types, including corporate, education, exterior façades, historic interiors and exteriors, hospitality, public spaces, and transportation environments.
“I design lighting to create joy and help make people’s lives better,” Jon said. “Collaborating with owners, project teams, and end-users allows me to put together the story that lighting will tell in each unique project.”
While at The Lighting Practice, Jon has worked on a variety of high-profile projects, including the newly unveiled Empire State Building Observatory Experience. He was also part of the design team that improved Philadelphia’s SEPTA concourses, the underground network of pedestrian tunnels that connect major transit stations below Center City. An active member of the lighting design community, Jon taught a lighting fundamentals course at Drexel University for four years. He has been interviewed for several industry publications, where he was able to educate the public about lighting. In 2017, Jon participated as a judge for the Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Awards.
To be eligible for consideration in the 40under40 Class, nominees must work with the application of lighting in architecture and be under the age of 40. A selection panel – which includes senior lighting professionals, association representatives, educators, and curatorial board members from Lighting magazine – assesses all nominees’ architectural lighting design achievements until they’ve selected forty members for the Class.
Congratulations to Jon and the rest of the designers who were named to the 2020 list!