HLB Lighting Design announces Spring promotions

11th May 2023

(USA) – HLB Lighting Design has announced the promotion of three team members; Brandon Thrasher, Robyn Goldstein, and Abigail Iorio have been promoted to Senior Principal, Principal, and Associate Director, Marketing and Business Development respectively.

Thrasher has more than 18 years of lighting design experience, and has been with HLB for 11 years. During his time with the firm, he has made significant contributions to the growth of the San Francisco studio as Managing Principal and has been recognised for his impact on the lighting design industry as a whole. He currently sits on HLB’s Board of Directors and helps guide the firm’s vision and strategy. Regarding his promotion to Senior Principal, he said: “This is a milestone that underscores my passion for lighting design, contributions to our firm’s leadership, and commitment to building the legacy of HLB Lighting Design.”

Goldstein, Managing Principal for HLB’s Boston studio, joined the firm in 2007 and has spent the entirety of her career at HLB. She has led large-scale projects such as Mass General Brigham Administrative Campus and Akamai Technologies Global Headquarters and has been recognised for her design excellence as well as her commitment to educating others within the lighting design industry.

“I believe deeply in HLB and am excited and honoured to be a part of an incredible group of leaders. I look forward to taking on the challenges of my enhanced role, fostering the continued and future success of HLB, and lighting the way for a brighter tomorrow”, she said of her promotion to Principal.

Iorio, also part of the HLB Boston studio, has been with the firm for 12 years. She directs a growing team of marketing professionals at HLB and leads strategic marketing, business development, and communications efforts for the firm. Of her new role as Associate Director, she said: “I’m honoured to be brought into the leadership team at HLB and look forward to contributing to the firm’s goals of achieving great heights in the business of design.”

HLB continues to maintain a growth mindset and believes each of these strategic promotions will directly benefit the everyday functions within the firm and the long-term plans the firm has set in place. This supports the firm’s mission to continue to provide the most exceptional client experiences in the architectural lighting design industry.


L-R: Brandon Thrasher, Robyn Goldstein & Abigail Iorio, HLB Lighting Design