IALD Membership Categories

VOTING MEMBERS

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
IALD PROFESSIONAL MEMBER APPLICATION
IALD PROFESSIONAL MEMBER PPT TEMPLATE FOR APPLICATION
A Professional member shall devote the majority of his/her professional time to the design of architectural lighting. Candidates for Professional membership shall have, at the time his/her application is submitted, at least five (5) years of experience in the field of architecture lighting design at the job of senior designer or above in an independent consulting practice.

The process for application for professional membership is outlined in the Professional Membership Application Procedures. A Professional member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

FELLOWS
A candidate for Fellow membership shall be a Professional member of the IALD and an outstanding member of the profession. The process is outlined in the Fellows Nominations Process document. A Fellow member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
IALD ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION
An Associate member shall devote the majority of his/her professional time to the design of architectural lighting. Candidates for Associate membership must complete an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An Associate member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.
  • A resume including professional experience/ employment history and educational background showing a minimum of three (3) years of design experience as an independent lighting designer or equivalent experience.
  • A recent project list of projects on which you served as an active designer.
  • A brief profile of your company/employer.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with your work and not your current employer. If possible, please include at least one IALD member.
RETIRED
A Retired member shall be a Voting Professional, Fellow or Associate who is retired from the active practice of lighting design.

A Retired member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

NON VOTING MEMBERS

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
IALD JUNIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Junior Associate membership (previously known as "Design" membership) shall be open to all lighting designers new to the profession, recent college graduates and those who have less than three years of experience in the industry. A Junior Associate member shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement

Candidates for Junior Associatemembership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A resume including professional experience/employment history and educational background.
  • A brief profile of your company/employer.
  • Two business/work references who are not related to you and not your current employer.
AFFILIATES
IALD AFFILIATES APPLICATION
Affiliate Membership shall be open to all individuals with an interest in architectural lighting design and/or the IALD community.

Candidates for Affiliate Membership must complete and sign an application and include the applicant fee when applying.

EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP
IALD EDUCATOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Educator membership shall be open to an educator who devotes the majority of his or her professional time to the teaching of lighting and/or related subjects. Educator members shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

Candidates for Educator membership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A resume including professional experience/employment history and educational background.
  • Description of courses taught.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
IALD STUDENT MEMBER APPLICATION
Student membership shall be open to a student in good standing of an accredited institution such as a technical school, design school, college, or university, with studies concentrated in lighting design or related fields. Student members shall abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

Student membership is also open to all interns working in the field of lighting design.

Candidates for Student membership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Copy of current student identification.
  • Signature of professor/ supervisor for verification
  • of student status.
HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Honorary membership is open to persons not necessarily in the profession of architectural lighting design, but whose significant contribution to the Corporation or Profession warrants such election.

A candidate for Honorary membership shall be nominated by at least three (3) voting members of the Corporation and elected by a majority vote of the Membership Committee.
 

FIND AN IALD MEMBER : SEARCH HELP

IALD’s Member Directory includes four search options:

  • Country and Membership Grade can be searched using the drop-down menus.
  • To search by City, simply type in the city you are interested in. The results will first list lighting designers located in that city. The search will then list any designer that has referenced that city in their profile or project list.
  • To search by keyword, type in any word or phrase of interest (example: designer’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 member. If you are having trouble with the search, or need further assistance, please contact IALD at membership@iald.org or by calling +1 312 527 3677.

Downloadable IALD Membership Applications

VOTING MEMBERS

Professional
Associate

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

Junior Associate
Affiliate
Educator
Student