IALD Membership Criteria



CONTENTS: A. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

1. Members in all grades shall subscribe to the ideals, goals, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

2. Voting members shall subscribe to the ideals, goals, Vision Statement, Mission Statement and shall subscribe to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Voting members, as part of submission for membership and as part of yearly payment of dues for membership, shall be a signatory to a written agreement to abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

B. VOTING MEMBERS
1. Only the following grades of VOTING MEMBERS shall have the exclusive right to vote on all matters pertaining to the affairs of the Corporation.
  • a. Professional
  • b. Fellow
  • c. Associate
  • d. Retired
C. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
IALD Professional Member Application
1. A Professional member shall devote the majority of his/her professional time to the practice of architectural lighting design. 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 included with the Professional Membership Application.

D. FELLOWS
1. 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.

E. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
IALD Associate Member Application
1. The Membership Committee shall be guided by the following criteria to apply to all Associate members:
a. An Associate member shall devote the majority of his/her professional time to the practice of architectural lighting design.

2. Candidates for Associate membership must complete an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
a. 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 design experience.

b. A recent project list of projects on which you served as an active designer.

c. A brief profile of your company/employer.

d. Two letters of business/work reference from individuals who are familiar with your work, one of which must be external to your current employer. If possible, please include at least one IALD member.
 
F. RETIRED MEMBERS
1. A Retired member shall be a Voting Professional, Fellow or Associate who is retired from the active practice of lighting design.

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

3. Dues shall be reduced for Retired members and set by the Board of Directors when other dues are established.

G. NON VOTING MEMBERS
1. The following grades of membership shall be NONVOTING MEMBERS of the Corporation and shall haveno rights to vote on matters pertaining to the affairs of the Corporation.
a. Affiliate
b. Junior Associate
c. Educator
d. Student
e. Honorary

H. AFFILIATION
IALD Affiliate Application
1. The Affiliate category shall be open to all individuals with an interest in architectural lighting design and/or the IALD community.

2. Candidates for affiliation with the IALD must complete and sign an application along with a non-refundable application fee and dues as specified on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

I. JUNIOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
IALD Junior Associate Member Application
1. 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 and must abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Vision Statement and Mission Statement of the Corporation.

2. Candidates for Junior Associate membership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

a. A resume including professional experience/employment history and educational background.
b. A brief profile of your company/employer.
c. Two business/work references who are not related to you.

3. Junior Associate membership may be held a maximum of four years.

J. EDUCATOR MEMBERS
IALD Educator Member Application
1. 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 and is 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.

2. Candidates for Educator membership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. a. A resume including professional experience/employment history and educational background.
b. Description of courses taught.

K. STUDENT MEMBERS
IALD Student Member Application
1. 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.

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

3. Candidates for Student membership must complete and sign an application and include the following materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

a. Copy of current student identification.
b. Signature of professor/ supervisor for verification of student status.

L. HONORARY MEMBERS
1. 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.

M. USE OF CORPORATE NAME OR INITIALS 
All members shall use the following specific guidelines in identifying themselves as members of the IALD according to their membership grade. For a downloadable guidelines document, CLICK HERE.

FELLOW
<Fellow's Name>, FIALD or (Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

PROFESSIONAL
<Professional Member's Name>, IALD or (Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

ASSOCIATE
<Associate Member's Name>, Associate IALD or (Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
<Junior Associate Member's Name>, Junior Associate IALD or Junior Associate Member of the IALD or (Junior Associate Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

EDUCATOR
<Educator's Name>, Educator IALD or Educator Member of the IALD or (Educator Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

STUDENT
<Student's Name>, Student Member of the IALD or (Student Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers).

AFFILIATE
Affiliate members may not include the IALD designation or acronyms after their names, but may list their IALD Affiliation on resumes, web sites, etc., as "Affiliate, IALD," or "Affiliate of the International Association of Lighting Designers."

 

 

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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.