ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2010
Charles E. Israel

Charles E. Israel


Lighting Design Alliance

Chip Israel is an internationally recognized lighting designer with 20 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.

His list of credentials includes being elected as a fellow in the IALD, the International Association of Lighting Designers and received the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering highest award, the Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award and Martin’s Professional Lighting Designer of the Year. He currently serves on the IESNA Board of Directors and is the Past President of the IALD Education Trust and the Designer Lighting Forum. He has lectured at a dozen universities and spoken in 9 countries. LIGHTING DESIGN ALLIANCE has also been recognized by winning over 60 National and International Design Awards, including multiple awards for sustainable lighting design.

Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Environmental Systems

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)—Fellow
Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering—Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
Martin Professional Lighting Designer of the Year—2002

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)—Past Board of Directors, Past Director of Education
IALD Education Trust—Founder and Past President
Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Profession (LC) Designers Lighting Forum—Past President
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)—Hospitality Committee, Bridges and Building Committee
La Sfacciata Lighting Academy—Past Board of Directors

Chip Israel is committed to promoting excellence in lighting design through education. As a leading industry spokesman, he has presented technical papers and educational seminars in over 7 countries and lectured at a dozen universities across the country. Chip is routinely asked to speak at industry events - Designers Lighting Forum, Illuminating Engineering Society national and local conferences, and the trade shows Hospitality Design, Neocon and Lightfair. In February of 2006 he spoke at the International Congress on Architecture and Technology in Frankfurt, Germany.

IESNA Awards of Merit

Ameristar Kansas City Lobby (2008)
Katsuya - Hollywood (2008)
S Bar (2008)
Payless ShoeSource Prototype Store (2007)
City National Plaza Lobby (2006)
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront (2006)
The Cheesecake Factory – Rancho Mirage (2006)
The Cheesecake Factory – The Grove (2006)
Thomas Properties Group Office (2006) Vincent Thomas Bridge (2006)
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront (2006)
City National Plaza Lobby (2006)
Thomas Properties Group (2006)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports (1999)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Exterior (1999) Disney’s Coronado Springs Interiors (1999)
MCA Music Publishing (1997)

IES Lumen West Award of Excellence
Katsuya Glendale (2009)
Williams-Sonoma (2009)
Lighting Design Alliance Design Office (2009)
Stanley Fountain at the Hollywood Bowl (2009)
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Exterior (2009)
The Cheesecake Factory Atlanta (2007)
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa - Exterior (2007)
Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Phase I (2006)
Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa (2004)
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel (2002)
Skechers (2001)
The Venetian Exterior (2000)
The Venetian Interiors (2000)
50 Beale Street (1993)
Pershing Square Park (1993)

IES Lumen West Award of Merit
Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Interior (2009)
Harvey Nichols Jakarta (2009)
The Water Club (2009)
Cole Haan Outlet (2009)
Caesars Palace Beijing Noodle Company
No. 9 (2009)
Harvard-Westlake School (2009)
Ameristar Kansas City Lobby (2008)
Westlake Village Hotel & Spa - Interior (2007)
City National Plaza Lobby (2006)
Vincent Thomas Bridge (2006)
Spa Resort and Casino (2004)
Moody Gardens Aquarium (2000)
Parker’s Lighthouse (2000)
Juxtapose (2000)
Bayside, Newport Beach (2000)
365 Murad Salon (1997)
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