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Andrea Hartranft Elected to Serve as IALD President-Elect

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December 6, 2022

Andrea Hartranft, Principal of Hartranft Lighting Design, has been elected to serve as President-Elect of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) for the term beginning January 1, 2023.

Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, the IALD is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to supporting a network of 1,500 independent lighting design professionals. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

As principal of Hartranft Lighting Design in Charlotte, N.C., Andrea Hartranft, FIALD, offers expertise gained from more than 1,500 commercial, institutional, and industrial projects including high-end public spaces, energy-efficient workplaces, and cost-driven renovations. Her projects have received international lighting design awards from the IALD and the IES, as well as AIA awards at the regional and national level. She most recently served on the IALD Board of Directors and is a past President of the IALD Education Trust. She has also served as past Chair of the IALD Awards Committee and the IES Progress Report Committee.

A huge contributor to lighting education, Hartranft developed and taught Lighting Fundamentals and Advanced Lighting Design courses at the Corcoran College of Art and Design from 2006 until 2013. She was a workshop head for Lights in Alingsås 2015 and Luci In Riviera 2017. She has also presented on lighting for Enlighten Americas/Europe and Asia. She is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council of Qualifications for Lighting Practitioners (NCQLP).

Additional board members include:

  • IALD Board of Directors, Treasurer

Brandon Thrasher, Associate IALD, of HLB Lighting Design in San Francisco

  • IALD Board of Directors, Directors At Large

Susanna Antico, IALD, of Susanna Antico Lighting Design in Milan, Italy

Jered Widmer, IALD, of The Lighting Practice in Philadelphia

Brian Stacy, IALD, of Arup Lighting in New York City

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