HLB Lighting Design welcomes new designers

Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design has welcomed nine new members to its team of lighting designers.

Vasudha Rathi joins HLB's San Francisco office. She received a Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California where she was the recipient of the Academic Award from the USC Office of International Services; as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Rajasthan in Jaipur, India. Rathi is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Solar Energy Society.

Stacie Brunet, who joins HLB's New York office, has more than five years of experience in the architectural lighting design profession. Brunet received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and has studied abroad in Southeast Asia. She is a LEED accredited professional.

Meghan Howell joins HLB's Los Angeles office. Howell holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a minor in International Study from Auburn University. Her professional experience as an architectural lighting designer encompassed large scale international as well as domestic projects.

Barrett Newell joins HLB's Boston office. Newell recently graduated Cum Laude from the Northeastern University School of Architecture with degrees in Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She has been the recipient of the NU Excellence Scholarship and studied abroad in Rome.

Virna Abraham, who joins HLB's New York office, received her Master's degree in Architectural Lighting from Parsons School of Design and her Bachelor of Interior Architecture from the University of California, Davis. She is a member of the IESNA, PLDA, and IIDA, as well as a design member of the IALD. She has been the recipient of the AIA Unbuilt Merit Award.

Colin Conroy, who joins HLB's New York office, holds an Interior Design Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York State University. He comes to HLB with over five years of international and domestic experience in the architectural lighting, interior, and furniture design disciplines.

Josephine Pan joins HLB's Los Angeles office. Pan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design with an emphasis in Interior Architecture & Lighting and a minor in Chinese from the University of California, Davis. Her luminaire prototype design has been exhibited at LightFair, and her experience includes research on lighting and daylighting technologies at the California Lighting Technology Center.

Rachel Belle, who joins HLB's San Francisco office, is the recipient of a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Northern Arizona University, as well as an Associate in Applied Science from Mesa Community College, where she received Academic Excellence honors. She is a design member of the IALD.

Angelique Sonnier joins HLB's New York office. Sonnier holds a Master's of Science in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. She studied in Paris and Copenhagen, and had her work exhibited at the Royal Danish School of Fine Arts as well as the Pratt Show Manhattan Center.

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