IALD Education Trust Ambassador Program



ABOUT THE PROGRAM
One of the challenges facing the lighting design industry today is the lack of qualified lighting designers coming into the profession. To address this issue, the IALD Education Trust has embarked upon an outreach effort targeting students in architecture programs around the world.

The goal of the IALD Education Trust Ambassador http://www.iald.org/userfiles/image/IMAGES/Trust/ENLIGHTEN2012_PORTFOLIO_ROE7200.jpgProgram is to provide direct support to students, educators and academic institutions for the purpose of promoting and introducing candidates to the study of architectural lighting design.
The Ambassador Program partners IALD member lighting designers (Ambassadors) with academic institutions that offer programs in architecture, interior design, theatrical design and engineering. The Ambassador Program has successfully paired lighting designers with over 20 universities around the world. These designers act as ambassadors of the profession, and commit their time, energy and expertise to building lasting and supportive relationships with university architecture departments.

Click here to download additional information about the Ambassador Program and the role of Ambassadors.

To become an Ambassador volunteer or to have an Ambassador visit your academic program, please contact IALD Education Trust Coordinator Jill Mulholland, PhD, Educator IALD, at jill@iald.org, or the co-chairs of the Ambassador Program: Kathy Abernathy, IALD, at kathy@abernathylightdesign.com, or John Martin, IALD, at jmartin@kgmlighting.com.

INFORMATION FOR AMBASSADORS
Ambassadors are encouraged to distribute during program visits Student memberships courtesy of the IALD Education Trust. Click here to download the Guidelines for Distributing Student Memberships document.

While Ambassadors are encouraged to partner with programs in their local communities, some travel may be required. Click here to download the Guidelines for Ambassador Travel Reimbursement document.


IMAGE : STUDENT PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP DURING IALD ENLIGHTEN AMERICAS 2012

FIND A LIGHTING PROGRAM : SEARCH HELP

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.