Monica Luz Lobo named President-Elect of IALD

8th January 2021

(USA) – Lobo will take over from current President Douglas Leonard in 2022.

Following the 2021 IALD Elections, the association’s Nominations and Elections Committee has announced that Monica Luz Lobo, founder and Creative Director of LD Studio, is President-Elect of the IALD.

Lobo, who has most recently served on the IALD Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large, will take over from current President Douglas Leonard in 2022. She began her tenure as President-Elect on 1 January.

Committed to the development and dissemination of the profession of architectural lighting design, Lobo is one of the founders of the Brazilian Association of Architectural Lighting Designers (AsBAI), is one of the prime movers behind the 2016 edition of the Ibero-American Lighting Design gathering (EILD), is a professional member of the IALD and member of the IES.

The IALD also announced that Christopher Knowlton, co-founder of 18 Degrees as the new Treasurer. Knowlton has for the past two years served as a Director-at-Large on the IALD Board of Directors, and has been long been an integral member of both the IALD and the lighting design community as a whole.

Elsewhere, it was revealed that Andrea Hartranft, Principal of Hartranft Lighting Design, Susanna Antico, founder and Principal of Studio Antico Lighting Design and Jered Widmer, Principal at The Lighting Practice, will serve as Directors-at-Large, while Teal Brogden, President and Senior Principal at HLB Lighting Design, and Ron Kurtz or Randy Burkett Lighting Design will sit as Committee Members for the IALD Membership Committee.