Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design Promotes Key Team Members; Welcomes New Staff

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Along with the recent opening of their Boston-based office, Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design (http://www.hlblighting.com) continues to grow and expand their team with several new staff promotions and additions.

Internationally recognized lighting design firm, Horton Lees Brogden (http://www.hlblighting.com), is proud to announce the following promotions and additions amongst their talented group of staff members.

HLB Lighting Design Promotions:

Tina Aghassian, LC, has been promoted to Associate Principal in HLB's Los Angeles office. Tina joined HLB in 1997, and her dedication to strong design and ability to lead and coordinate complex client teams has led to the successful execution of unique and memorable projects. Recent projects include the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Historic Renovation, Tom Bradley International Terminal Renovation at LAX, Cahill Center for Astrophysics at Caltech, Creative Artists Agency New Headquarters, and the San Francisco Federal Building. Tina is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council of Qualifications for Lighting Practitioners, and her innovative designs have received the Lumen West Award of Excellence and the IES/IIDA Award of Merit. She earned a BFA in Interior Architectural Design from California State University, Long Beach.

Lee E. Brandt, LC, LEED AP, has been promoted to Associate Principal in HLB's New York office. After receiving both her Bachelors and Masters of Architectural Engineering from Penn State University, Lee joined HLB in 2000. Her multifaceted background in engineering and architecture has reinforced her approach to create solutions that enhance the aesthetic of each project while being grounded in well thought through analysis. Recent projects include Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort, Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor Mixed Use Development and the W Hotel in Boston. Lee is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Practitioners and is certified LEED AP. She has also taken the firmwide lead in sustainable design and is active in the New York Chapter of the IES Sustainability Program.

Carrie Knowlton Hawley has been promoted to Associate Principal. Carrie has also been tasked with launching HLB's presence in New England as our Design Principal in the newly opened Boston office. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University and a Master of Science in Lighting from the Lighting Research Center at RPI. After re-joining HLB in 2001, Carrie helped the firm to launch eLumit.com, a comprehensive online search and specification tool for the design community. Drawing upon her unique perspective as a trained architect, Carrie's design sensibility transcends typical solutions, always taking into consideration both the practical and aesthetic challenges of each project she takes on. Recent projects include Cambridge Public Library, The Genzyme office in Framingham, MA and Wheelock College Student Center. Carrie is actively involved in the IESNA, and is the Co-Chair of the yearly Lumen Awards event.

Justin Horvath has been named Associate. Justin joined HLB's Los Angeles office in 2003 and has acted as Senior Designer on a wide variety of project types such as mixed-use, transportation, retail, education, museums, and offices. Extensive computer skills, along with a fundamental knowledge of the interaction between light and architecture, allow him to work effectively with the design team to develop and implement creative and sustainable integrated solutions. His recent projects include the GE Research Facility, Santa Barbara Airport New Terminal, The Huntington Art Gallery Renovation, and The Cooper Union New Academic Building. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder's renowned lighting program. He is a member of Emerging Green Builders-Los Angeles, Designer's Lighting Forum, and the United States Green Building Council, and has been the recipient of the Lumen West Award of Excellence and the IES/IIDA Award of Merit.

Shoshanna A. Segal, LC, has been promoted to Associate in HLB's New York office. Joining the firm in 2003, Shoshanna has over 13 years of experience in the industry working both as a lighting designer and project manager, as well as a manufacturer's rep and sales manager. Shoshanna combines experience in a variety of areas of the lighting community with a strong visual sense, and a thorough understanding of what it takes to turn design vision into realized architectural lighting. Recent projects include Wanlass Performance Hall at Utah State University, Moët Hennessy Corporate Headquarters and The Sacred Heart University Chapel. She received her MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Practitioners. Shoshanna is actively involved in the IESNA, and is the Co-Chair of the yearly Lumen Awards event.

HLB Lighting Design New Staffers:

Muge Birgen has joined HLB's San Francisco office as a Lighting Designer. With over 7 years working in the international lighting design community, Muge has worked with a variety of architects, interior designers and engineers to conceptualize lighting systems, analyze cost estimates, draw plans, and write specifications for a number of Turkey's highest profile lighting manufacturers and distributors. She received her Bachelor of Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

Megan Casey joins HLB's New York office as a Lighting Designer. She recently graduated from the Parsons School of Design with her Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design. Megan is the recipient of the IALD Beyond Illumination Scholarship, the Thesis Prize from IESNY and won awards for both the highest GPA in her class as well as the top portfolio.

Crystal Chen-Lim has joined HLB's Los Angeles office as a Lighting Designer. Crystal received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the National University of Singapore School of Architecture where she held Upper Class Honors. Crystal is a member of the IESNA, and comes to HLB with experience in both the architecture and architectural lighting design disciplines on a wide range of project types including civic, educational, mixed-use, and entertainment.

Jennifer Curley has joined HLB New York as a Lighting Designer. Jennifer interned at HLB's LA office in 2005 and joined the NY team shortly after her graduation from Penn State University, with a Masters degree in Architectural Engineering, emphasis on Lighting.

Michael Lindsey interned with HLB in the summer of 2006, and has returned to join the Los Angeles office as a Lighting Designer after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering/Illumination Engineering from the University of Colorado. Michael is a member of the IESNA, and while at CU served as Vice President of the university's student chapter of IESNA.

Jesse Hart Lowenstein has joined HLB New York as a Lighting Designer. With a background in the theatrical world, Jesse brings a uniquely artistic approach to the projects he designs. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and has previously worked at another lighting design firm on a number of both U.S. and international projects.

Brian Smith joins HLB's New York office as a Lighting Designer. After interning with HLB's SF design studio in the summer of 2006, Brian rejoined the HLB team after receiving his Masters in Architectural Engineering, with an emphasis on Lighting, from Penn State University.

Laura Yates joins HLB's Los Angeles office as a Senior Designer with over nineteen years of international and domestic experience in the architectural lighting and themed entertainment design industries. Laura holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz in Theater Arts in addition to an MFA in Lighting from the California Institute of the Arts. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and Designer's Lighting Forum, and has been the recipient of the TEA Outstanding Achievement Award. Laura is committed to sustainable initiatives for the environment, and is involved with a variety of community organizations.

Jae Yong Suk joins HLB Los Angeles as a Lighting Designer. Jae interned at HLB LA in 2006 and holds a Masters of Building Science from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Ajou University in South Korea. Jae has been the recipient of the JELD-WEN Architectural Scholarship and the USC Graduate Research Scholarship, as well as the USC Masters of Building Science Outstanding Thesis Award and the International Graduation Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. Jae is a member of the American Solar Energy Society which has published several of his papers.

ABOUT HORTON LEES BROGDEN LIGHTING DESIGN
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design is an internationally recognized design firm with five principals, three associate principals and a staff of over 40 designers that serve clients from New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston. The firm specializes in architectural lighting for all project types, including interior and exterior venues such as airports, museums, performing arts centers, hospitality/resorts, healthcare facilities, bridges, building exteriors, libraries, offices, shopping centers, specialty retail, universities, public transportation, public plazas, sports facilities, parks and entertainment facilities.

The firm models its services on a few basic tenets: design innovation and excellence, responsiveness to clients' needs, advanced technical skills, maintainable and pragmatic solutions, creativity and sensitivity to image, function, budget and a far-reaching commitment to energy-efficient lighting design and sustainable solutions.

HLB Lighting Design is a WBE/DBE firm certified with several government agencies and authorities.
For more information, please visit http://www.hlblighting.com

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