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The question of originality has been discussed for centuries. The French Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire claimed, “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” The Pritzker Prize Architect Philp Johnson agreed when he said “I got everything from someone. Nobody can be original.” Mark Twain disagreed he believed originality came at a cost when he wrote: “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” Salvador Dali had little regard for imitators when he proclamation “The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.” While other like Samuel Becket believed that originality was eternal stating “All has not been said and never will be.” The IESLA event will explore what it means to be original today in the year Two Thousand and Nineteen.


May 16, 2019




Prudential Lighting Experience Center
1760 E. 22nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058


IES Members (on-line) $35.00
Non Members (on-line) $40.00
IESLA Members (at door) $40.00
Non Members (at door) $45.00
Students $15.00


Chip Israel
CEO & Founder, Lighting Design Alliance

Chip Israel is an internationally recognized lighting designer with 27 years of experience. In 1992, he founded LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE, a full-service architectural lighting design firm, where he built a highly-select team of lighting-design professionals who now serve a variety of clients worldwide. As President, Chip works closely with the owner, the design team, and manufacturers to ensure lighting systems are fully integrated with the architectural design and enhance the designer’s concepts.

Dawn Hollingsworth
Principal, Darkhorse Lightworks

Dawn Hollingsworth is a Certified Lighting Designer, a Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and has been an IES member since 1985.  She has over 35 years of experience with diversified expertise in theatrical and architectural lighting design and control systems, marketing, business management, product management and development, manufacturing, scenic design, and event production. In addition to her work at Darkhorse, she is a senior lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  Dawn also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Landscape Lighting Institute. 

Erica Hay
Director of Business Development | RL STUDIO

Erica joined the architectural lighting design world 8 years ago after realizing the specific power of illumination in space during her time at Kelly Wearstler interior design studio. She is proudly apart of the next generation of lighting designers and is intently passionate about pursuing excellence throughout the entire design process. Drawing from her experience on a wide variety of project types, she now focuses on collaborating with architects, developers, and owners on making beautiful lighting concepts become a reality. 

Landon Roberts
Associate Lighting Designer, BuroHappold

Landon Roberts is an award winning architectural lighting designer with eleven years of experience in the lighting design industry. From projects ranging from airports, museums, large scale multi-use and hospitality to exteriors, corporate interiors and high end residential, Landon constantly looks for collaborative design teams to provide creative and unique solutions that promote sustainable and healthy built spaces. In 2017, Landon was selected for the Top 40 Under 40 rising lighting designers in the world by Lighting Magazine.

Patrick Quigley
Founder, Design Principal – Patrick B. Quigley & Associates

The work of Patrick Quigley has been recognized with numerous awards from the AIA, the I.E.S. and the I.A.L.D. Quigley is a recipient of the AIA’s rarely bestowed “Honor Award for Allied Professionals” for his firms’ contribution to lighting design and the built environment. In over three decades of work PBQA has lit super cruise liners, Presidential memorials, palaces, city master plans, Olympic venues and more. Patrick’s design process has become well known and is chronicled in Professor Marc Schiler’s “Simplified Design of Building Lighting” and Sage Russell’s “The Architecture of Light”.