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Gary Gordon, the founder and principal lighting designer of Gary Gordon LLC, has designed innovative, precise, high-quality lighting systems for more than one thousand corporate, institutional, residential, and retail projects.  Recognized as one of the world’s leading architectural lighting designers, he collaborates closely with each project team to create lighting systems that are fully-integrated with the architectural design and enrich the original designers’ concepts.  In 1993, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) praised Mr Gordon’s work as “displaying high aesthetic achievement backed by technical expertise”.

His primary training as an architect gives Mr Gordon the unique ability to integrate light into the fabric of architecture.  He designs not only the lighting, but also the lighting equipment when existing products fail to meet the optical and aesthetic requirements of a project.  Attesting to their viability and widespread applicability, all of Mr Gordon’s original luminaire designs are still in production today.

College students and design professionals throughout North America use his influential textbook, Interior Lighting.  A frequent speaker to allied professionals on the subject of lighting, Mr Gordon has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Lighting Institute at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Gary Gordon is a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), where he has served on the Board of Directors.  He is also a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), has served on the IES New York Section Board of Managers, and is a Founding Director of the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.  As three-term President of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), Mr Gordon established the first national certification program for lighting professionals.  The lighting certified (LC) credential is now a model being used throughout the world.