Lighting designers Patricia Glasow, Mark Major, and Kevan Shaw were inducted into the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) College of Fellows during the IALD Enlighten Americas Conference, which took place Oct. 11 – 13 in Seattle. The trio will also be acknowledge at the upcoming IALD Enlighten Europe Conference in Barcelona, Nov. 7 – 9. This award of distinction is presented to those members of the IALD “for [their] valuable contribution to the art and science of lighting design, and for their continued service to the IALD.” Fellows must be a professional member of the IALD and have a minimum of ten years of experience.
Patricia Glasow, Managing Principal, Auerbach Glasow, San Francisco
Glasow has designed and managed hundreds of lighting projects throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. Trained in theatrical lighting design at The University of California - Los Angeles, she worked for Walt Disney Enterprises early in her career. Notable projects in her portfolio are the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; and The University of California, Berkeley School of Law South Addition. Glasow is passionate about promoting the profession and mentoring young lighting designers. She has been Administrator and Trustee of the Robert Bruce Thompson Charitable Trust for 18 years. Through its annual Student Light Fixture Design Competition, the Trust has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to students representing more than 40 colleges and universities.
Architectural Lighting spoke with Glasow for the publication’s One-on-One interview series in 2015.
Mark Major, Principal, Speirs + Major, London
Trained as an architect, Major focuses on the unique relationship between light and architecture. He has worked on a wide range of award-winning projects including the Millennium Dome, the Beijing International Airport, and the re-lighting of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London. Major served as the Lighting Design Advisor to the Olympic Delivery Authority for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The same year, he was appointed to the Mayor of London’s Special Assistance team for the Outer London Fund. Most recently, Major has completed the “Lighting Vision” for the City of London. Actively engaged in lighting education, he has lectured extensively, both in academic and professional settings in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Australia, and the United States. Major co-created and authored “Made of Light- the Art of Light and Architecture,” an educational projection show that was first exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London in 2004, and that featured a companion book of the same name.
Architectural Lighting spoke with Major for the publication’s One-on-One interview series in 2013.
Kevan Shaw, Principal, Kevan Shaw Lighting Design, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Shaw has been involved in lighting design for more than 40 years, 30 of which have been at his firm, Kevan Shaw Lighting Design. Shaw received his degrees in Economic and Technical History and Social Psychology, and was the first non-engineering degree holder to attain Chartered Engineer status through the Institute of Lighting Professionals in 2012. His achievements in the field of lighting design consist of more than 650 projects completed worldwide and across a broad range of fields. Notable projects include the Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Scott Museum in Edinburgh.
Shaw authored “Museum Lighting in the Second Decade of the 21st Century,” for Architectural Lighting’s Jan/Feb 2011 issue.