To create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design; to cultivate the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life.
To serve the IALD worldwide membership by promoting the visible success of its members in practicing lighting design.
Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
Lighting designers are a tremendous resource of innovative, practical and economically viable lighting solutions. They understand the role of lighting in architectural and interior design and utilize their extensive experience and knowledge of lighting equipment and systems to enhance and strengthen design.
Governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, the IALD is a volunteer association that relies on the active participation of its members. The over 1,400 lighting designers around the world who are members of the IALD hold a position of distinction and authority in the lighting design profession.