IALD Regions + Chapters

What are the IALD Regions + Chapters?

The IALD is committed to supporting our members: a growing network of lighting design professionals around the world who are passionate about lighting in the built environment. 

The IALD currently facilitates over 25 geographic Regions and Chapters within them that support the interests of our diverse lighting, design, and architecture communities. These interconnected networks provide a way to connect with like-minded individuals, create meaningful programs, and build communities that transcend borders.

A Region is an area group of IALD members who facilitate local communication and activities within their local environment. Regions are established based on geographic boundaries at least national in size (i.e., IALD Australia New Zealand, IALD Japan).

Much like Regions, a Chapter also contains IALD members communicating and acting locally, but are sub-groups of individual Regions as necessitated by membership quantity or geographic distance. Chapters are established based on geographic boundaries smaller than national in size (i.e., IALD Sydney Chapter, IALD New England Chapter). There can also be Student Chapters established for university populations of notable size.

To form a new Region or Chapter, an application is submitted by interested IALD members to IALD staff, processed, and presented to the IALD Board of Directors.

Region + Chapter Coordinators

Each Region and Chapter has one or more volunteer Coordinators who dedicate their time and talent to creating engaging local activities and encouraging peer communication within their respective areas. They attend regular leadership workshops and interact with IALD staff and collaborative organizations (i.e., local AIA and IES chapters). The global IALD community is made better by their contributions, and we thank them for their efforts.

For assistance with IALD Regions and Chapters, including identifying the Region or Chapter nearest you, please get in touch with the IALD.

Active IALD Regions + Chapters

Please click the mail ✉ icon next to each Region or Chapter name to contact that group's coordinators.


IALD Greater China Chapter

  • Uno Lai, IALD, CLD
  • Sabrina Peng

    IALD Japan Chapter

  • Miho Konishi, Assoc. IALD
  • Yuko Taki, IALD Staff

    IALD India Chapter

  • Dashak Agarwal, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • Suma Khandige, IALD
  • Linus Lopez, IALD

    IALD Middle East Chapter

  • Maria Dautant, IALD

    IALD Southeast Asia

  • Yah Li Toh, IALD, CLD

    Australia/New Zealand

    IALD ANZ Region

  • David Bird, FIALD, CLD
  • Alina Hinton-Tooley, IALD Staff

    IALD Brisbane Chapter

  • Ben Lüder, Associate IALD

    IALD Melbourne Chapter

  • Sharbel Dammo, Associate IALD
  • Walesca Zanonato, Jr. Associate IALD

    IALD Sydney Chapter

  • Tim Geary, Associate IALD
  • Donn Salisbury, IALD
  • Jackson Stigwood, Jr. Associate IALD


    IALD Europe Region

  • Tomas Babicky, Project Coordinator

    IALD Alpine Chapter

  • Luciana Alanis, Student IALD
  • Julia Hartmann, IALD, CLD

    IALD Germany Chapter

  • Reza Jalalzadeh Asrjadidi, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • Stephan Horn, Assoc. IALD
  • Philip Rafael, IALD
  • Carla Jardim, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Netherlands Chapter

  • Ellen Goulmy, Assoc. IALD
  • Berry van Egten, IALD

    IALD Nordic Chapter

  • Kristin Bredal, IALD
  • Jørgen Kjer, IALD
  • Iris Molendijk, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • Mihkel Pajuste, Educator IALD
  • Tina Wickstrom, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Southern Europe Chapter

  • Chiara Carucci, Assoc. IALD
  • Martina Frattura, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • Anna Sbokou, IALD
  • Dean Skira, IALD

    North America


    IALD Canada Region

  • Rebecca Ho-Dion, Associate IALD
  • Stephen Wolba, Associate IALD

    IALD Eastern Canada Chapter

  • Alicia Davila Monterrey, IALD
  • Sophie Charvein, IALD

    IALD Toronto Chapter

  • Azin Dilmaghani, Associate IALD


    IALD México Chapter

  • Brenda Castillo, IALD
  • Cristina Escofet, Assoc. IALD

    United States

    IALD Carolinas Chapter

    IALD Midwest Chapter

  • Alex Quella, Jr. Assoc. IALD

    IALD New England Chapter

  • Victoria Riedinger, Assoc. IALD
  • Michelle Tessier, Assoc. IALD

    IALD New York Chapter

  • Hamilton Guillén, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • David Seok, IALD
  • Braulio Zenteno, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Pacific Northwest Chapter

  • Nicholas Dewey, Assoc. IALD
  • Danielle Kelly, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Philadelphia Chapter

  • Chelsae Bauknecht, Jr. Assoc. IALD

    IALD Rocky Mountain Chapter

  • Lisa Bartlett, IALD
  • Sarah Fisher, IALD
  • Jack Koch, Jr. Assoc. IALD
  • Harmon Lee, Jr. Assoc. IALD

    IALD San Francisco Chapter

  • Haley Laurence, Assoc. IALD
  • Andrew Moore, Assoc. IALD
  • Kyra Traxler, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Southern California Chapter

  • Leslie Crapster-Pregont, Jr. Assoc. IALD

    IALD St. Louis Chapter

  • Amy Hughes, Assoc. IALD

    IALD Washington D.C. Chapter

  • Jessica Krometis, Assoc. IALD

    United Kingdom

    IALD UK Chapter

  • Beatrice Bertolini, Assoc. IALD
  • The 2024 IALD International Lighting Design Awards

    IALD Enlighten Europe 2024