Alfred Borden FIALD, CLD, MIES, LC

Principal

Alfred Borden is a Principal and the founder of The Lighting Practice. With a background in theater lighting for a variety of theater groups, dance troupes, and rock bands, Al has more than 30 years of experience in architectural lighting design. He founded The Lighting Practice in 1989 to create a place where like-minded designers could work in a collaborative environment dedicated to design excellence and client service. Al is leading TLP’s expansion to New York, supporting the firm’s growth and providing a second home base for local and national projects.

What is your favorite aspect of light?
It’s fluidity.

What is your dream project?
My dream project is always the one right in front of me, it takes all of my attention.

Where do you think the lighting industry will be in 10 years?
The lighting industry will have merged into the electronics industry.

What is your personal mission statement?
Don’t screw up.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Theater - Temple University

Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design - NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Credentials & Affiliations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) - Fellow, former Board Member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Member, past President of the Philadelphia Section
  • Certified Lighting Designer (CLD)
  • NCQLP Lighting Certified (LC)
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Affiliate Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member