Jill Mulholland, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust Project Coordinator, has been named the Frederick Charles Baker Distinguished Visiting Chair in Light and Design at the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, Ore. The appointment, which runs from January through March 2011, brings distinguished faculty to the university or recognizes the work of current UO professors in the field of light and design.
Mulholland's work explores light and through architecture, art, history, interiors, theatre, prose, and nature. She holds a doctorate in architecture from Texas A&M University, a Masters in Interior Architecture from the University of Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from Rutgers College.
Mulholland has been instrumental in advancing the IALD Education Trust's activities for a number of years and most recently was active in obtaining a $10,000 grant from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology to fund theatrical lighting design students to attend the IALD's 2010 Enlighten Americas this past Oct. in Westminster, Colo.The Baker Fund was established in 1986 by an endowment gift to the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon as a memorial to Frederick Charles Baker (1887-1981), a distinguished designer and manufacturer of lighting fixtures. The Fund's principal resource is the Baker Lighting Laboratory, which provides students and faculty with tools for site and solar analysis, lighting, energy monitoring, and materials research.