Pioneering Architectural Lighting Designer, Jules Horton, Dies at 87

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A recognized leader and innovator in the field of Lighting Design, Jules Horton, dies at 87.

Jules Horton, a recognized innovator in the Architectural Lighting field and founder of Jules G. Horton Lighting Design (now Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.), died in his home on February 23.

An established pioneer in the lighting design field, Horton was honored by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in 1998 and was responsible for a number of large-scale ground breaking projects including Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Jeddah International Airport, University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, and Tour de Credit Lyonais in Lyon, France.

A native of Poland, Horton overcame a lifetime of challenges before attaining success, including surviving a labor camp in Arkhangelsk Islands, Russia. In addition to his contributions to the field of lighting design, Horton maintained a lifelong passion for travel, art and literature and was fluent in English, Polish, German, Russian, French and Italian.

Horton will be honored posthumously at both the IALD Awards Dinner in May, 2007 as well as the Lumen Awards in June, 2007.

About Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc.
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design, Inc. ( is an award winning architectural lighting design firm with over 30 years of professional experience. With a strong commitment to sustainable design solutions, innovation and cutting-edge technology, HLB Lighting offers a number of comprehensive design services including occupancy evaluation, schematic design, environmental impact studies, product design and more. HLB Lighting Design is the recipient of over 20 Illuminating Engineering Society IIDA Awards.

For more information on Jules Horton or HLB Lighting Design, please contact:
Erica Reitman
Marketing Manager
HLB Lighting Design
212.674.5580 x112


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