David Clinard, Assoc. IALD, IES, Principal and Founder, Clinard Design Studio, New York
With more than 18 years of experience as an architectural lighting designer, Clinard has worked on a wide variety of public and private projects including museums, educational and healthcare facilities, corporate interiors, and residences. He has also served as the in-house lighting designer at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, designing permanent and temporary lighting design systems. His work has received a number of lighting design awards from the AIA, IES, IIDA, and architectural lighting. He has taught lighting design studios in the Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design program in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design and has been a guest lecturer at several lighting design and museum conferences.
Christopher Steffens, IES, Principal, Lightmill Design, New York
With more than 10 years of industry experience that includes collaborations with architects, engineers, luminaire designers, arts organizations, and developers, Steffens's project portfolio includes a variety of work focusing on electric lighting, daylighting, and energy and controls consulting services. He holds a master's of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School for Design, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. Recently, he advised on the New School and Stevens Institute of Technology's "Empowerhouse" entry for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon, which received the jury's highest lighting design score and won the competition's Affordability contest. He is a board member of New York Passive House, where his current interests include the development of lighting quality metrics and energy monitoring initiatives for buildings employing Passive House design principles. He is also a Certified Passive House Consultant by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany.
Faith Baum, IALD, IES, Principal and Founder, Illumination Arts, Bloomfield, N.J.
Baum has been practicing architectural lighting design for more than 25 years, and her work, which has been featured in number of publications, including architectural lighting and LD+A, covers a wide range of project types, from corporate interiors to signature bridges and synagogues, around the globe. Baum was selected as one of the NJBiz 50 Best Women in Business in 2009, which recognized both professional accomplishments and community service. She currently serves on the aesthetics subcommittee of the Transportation Research Board's Structures Committee and is on the advisory board of the Women's Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has also served on the IALD's membership committee, the DLFNY's board of directors, and the IES New Jersey Chapter's board of managers.
Richard Renfro, Assoc. AIA, IALD, IES, Principal, Renfro Design Group, New York
Renfro has been practicing architectural lighting design for more than 30 years. He received his B.Arch degree with honors from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1979. After graduation, he moved to New York where he worked for Jules Fisher and Paul Marantz, and then became a principal with Fisher Marantz Renfro Stone. In 1998 he set out on his own and established Renfro Design Group. His award-winning résumé includes lighting design for some of the most notable museum, cultural, educational, and civic projects, including the McKim Building renovation at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, the Bloch Building addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., and the Battery Park Ferry Terminal in New York. He has also served on the advisory board of the University of Arkansas School of Architecture.
Steven Rosen, IALD, IES, Principal, Available Light, Salem, Mass.
Rosen, founding principal of Available Light, with offices in the Boston area and New York, has enjoyed a multifaceted lighting design career that spans more than 30 years and crosses the disciplines of architecture, museum exhibition, and corporate events design. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design from New York University in 1984. He has taught at New York University and Emerson College in Boston, and has lectured at a number of lighting conferences around the world. In 2003, Rosen received the IALD's Radiance Award for his work on Building 7 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the recipient of the 2002 LDI Lighting Designer of the Year Award and the 2011 Redden Award for Lighting Design Excellence. Rosen serves on the board of the IALD Education Trust Fund, and is also a principal at Radiance Resources, a software company devoted to helping lighting manufacturers develop Revit families.