Hayden McKay Joins Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design; Heads Up Daylighting & Sustainable Design Studio

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Lighting designer Hayden McKay joins HLB Lighting's NY Office as their newest principal. McKay will head up the firm's newly revamped Daylighting & Sustainable Design Studio.

Hayden McKay AIA, FIALD, FIES, formerly of Hayden McKay Lighting Design, Inc., has joined HLB Lighting Design (http://www.hlblighting.com) as its newest Principal. Ms. McKay will head the firm's expanded Daylighting & Sustainable Design Studio and will be based in their New York Office.

Ms. McKay is a leading industry expert in the field of daylighting and solar analysis and, long before it was fashionable, led the way in a movement toward environmentally sensitive architectural lighting design and energy conservation. In addition to her daily lighting design and project management responsibilities, her role as the head of the Daylighting and Sustainable Design Group will include providing internal and external education, lecturing and consulting.

As a trained architect with over 30 years of lighting design experience, Ms. McKay brings her broad expertise and profound commitment to sustainable design practices to each new project she takes on.

After beginning her career at HLB Lighting, Ms. McKay went on to become a Partner of Brandston Partnership before striking out on her own. After twenty successful years running Hayden McKay Lighting Design, Inc., Ms. McKay rejoined the HLB team.

Ms. McKay's design portfolio includes a wide range of commercial, corporate, institutional and master plan projects throughout the world. She is extremely adept at managing large-scale projects, at both the micro and the macro design level, and has designed the lighting for such notable projects as the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., the First Hawaiian Bank Center in Honolulu, HI, Science City at Union Station in Kansas City, MO and the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. Her sustainable design expertise has led her to collaborate on a number of important industry milestone efforts including The Manual for Quality, Energy Efficient Lighting for the NYC Department of Design and Construction, the Lighting Know-How Series sponsored by DesignLights Consortium, and the development of the Lighting and Daylighting modules of the EcoAdvisor Software.

About Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design is an internationally recognized design firm with nine 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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