Douglas Leonard assumes the 2020/21 presidency of the International Association of Lighting Designers. The IALD has been supporting its members for 50 years.
Douglas Leonard statement in full, “I am excited and hopeful for the growth and challenges we face as a profession as we move into our next 50 years.The scope of lighting design work has continued to expand and the complexity of that work has increased. Lighting designers have multiple responsibilities they did not have 50 years ago and must manage across a variety of platforms and engage large and changing groups of stakeholders. There are evolving restrictions relative to codes and regulations. Accountability has increased. Clients are expecting services beyond lighting design, which can impact how services are delivered and how a business is structured. As in other professional fields, there is more work—but it is more complex and requires more technical knowledge and soft skills. The work of the IALD keeps us at the forefront of these changes while continuing to excel at serving our members.”
IALD International Lighting Design Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas, NV USA, held Wednesday, 6 May in conjunction with the IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner during LightFair 2020