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ArchLIGHT Summit Advisory Board Announces New Members

Rachel Fitzgerald and Jessica Kennedy (top), both of Stantec and Jill Klores of Essential Light Design Studio have been named to the Advisory Board.

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ArchLight Summit New Board Members
Rachel Fitzgerald and Jessica Kennedy (top of image), both of Stantec and Jill Klores of Essential Light Design Studio have been named to the Advisory Board for ArchLIGHT Summit. 

The ArchLIGHT Summit Advisory Board, which consists of industry leaders who provide valuable perspectives for shaping this groundbreaking event and its educational programming, has announced the addition of three newly appointed members, Rachel Fitzgerald and Jessica Kennedy, both of Stantec and Jill Klores of Essential Light Design Studio. ArchLIGHT Summit, the lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities, takes place September 17-18 at Dallas Market Center.

Jill Klores, Senior Lighting Designer and founding partner of Essential Light Design Studio, brings over 30 years of lighting industry design experience within commercial, residential, and institutional projects. Jill has grown Essential Light Design Studio, based in Dallas, to eight employees, where she and her creative staff have won more than 40 awards for excellence in lighting design.

Rachel Fitzgerald is the Discipline Lead for lighting design and a principal with global design firm Stantec. Rachel brings with her 20 years in lighting design and is an award-winning recipient, recognized for her highly sustainable and human-centric spaces. Along with being an ArchLIGHT Summit Advisory Board member, Rachel also serves on the Board of Directors of the IALD and the IALD Education Trust, is involved with technical committees with the IES, and serves on the WELL light concept advisory.

Jessica Kennedy is the Senior Lighting Designer at global design firm Stantec and has previous experience working in lighting consulting and electrical design build and a background in Architectural Engineering with a focus in architectural lighting and building electrical design. She is a Junior Associate in IALD and is a WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP.)

Jill Klores, Rachel Fitzgeral and Jessica Kennedy have joined the following existing members currently serving on the ArchLIGHT Summit Advisory Board:

  • Peter Augusta, Vice President of Sales, Casambi Technologies North America
  • Craig A. Bernecker, Ph.D., FIESNA, lc, Founder, The Lighting Education Institute
  • Michelle Cruz, Lighting Specifier/Spec Sales, Putterman Scharck & Associates
  • Archit Jain, IALD, LEED® AP, ISLE, Principal, Oculus Light Studio
  • Kelly Roberts, LEED® BD+C, IES, Principal, Primary Arc Design
  • Shahad Sadeq, Assoc. AIA, Executive Director, AIA Springfield Chapter
  • Laura McDonald Stewart, FASID, RID, LEED® AP, WELL AP,  Founder/Owner, Laura McDonald Enterprises and PLiNTH & CHiNTZ
  • Jered E. Widmer, IALD, MIES, Principal, Dallas Office, The Lighting Practice

Registration for ArchLIGHT will open in the Spring. Applications to exhibit or speak at the event, along with other show information, can be found at www.ArchLIGHTSummit.com. Follow ArchLIGHT Summit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest developments and information.

For information on Dallas Market Center, visit our website. In addition to hosting ArchLIGHT Summit, Dallas Market Center hosts Lightovation, the largest residential lighting show in North America. The next edition will take place June 19-22, 2024. Keep up-to-date on information about that event by following the Lightovation Facebook page and joining the Lightovation – Lighting Industry Discussion Group.

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