TEACH2LIGHT : An Initiative of the IALD Education Trust

The IALD Education Trust Teach2Light program offers teaching tools to assist lighting design educators in the classroom. Should you need further information, or would like to find out additional ways the IALD Education Trust can assist your program, please contact IALD Education Trust Coordinator Jill Mulholland, PhD, Educator IALD, at jill@iald.org.

The IALD Education Trust currently offers the following teaching tools:

Every year, the IALD Education Trust converts award-winning projects from the IALD International Lighting Design Awards Program into short videos, which are designed for use as architecture- and lighting-related teaching tools in the classroom. Each video integrates photos, technical descriptions and judges' remarks to highlight aspects of architectural lighting design excellence and actively illustrates different approaches and light sources.

These teaching tools are accessible to educators on the IALD Education Trust web site or as an interactive playlist at www.youtube.com/theIALD.
The teaching exercise 'cookbook,' spearheaded by Andrea Hartranft, IALD, is currently in development. The cookbook will feature teaching exercises on architectural lighting design, developed by IALD members who also serve as faculty around the world.

If you are an IALD member who would like to share a valuable teaching lesson on lighting, please contact Andrea at andrea@adhlighting.com.


IALD Education Trust’s Find a Lighting Program feature includes four search options:

  • School, Region and Program Type can be searched using the drop-down menus.
  • To search by keyword, type in any word or phrase of interest (example: program’s name, company name, project name, zip code). The search will yield any profiles that include the keyword you’ve used, or will yield no results if your keyword is not found exactly as entered.

You can use one field or a combination of fields to locate the desired lighting program. If you are having trouble with the search, or need further assistance, please contact IALD Education Trust at jill@iald.org or by calling +1 312 527 3677.