IALD Professional, IES, LC
Gwen Grossman is pursuing her dream of combining artistry and technical knowledge into cutting-edge architectural lighting design. She boasts 24 years of experience, including training and a former career in theatrical lighting. She brings creativity and collaboration to the forefront of her work. Light is the paintbrush she uses to highlight architecture and bring dramatic ﬂair to spaces. Gwen is a passionate and motivated businesswoman, with a ﬁnger on the pulse of the city and modern design. She has received (16) IESNA Lighting Design Awards of Merit, serves on the advisory board for the LED Speciﬁer Summit, and previously volunteered on the Board of Managers for IESNA Chicago. She is the proud founding designer of GGLD, which is certiﬁed as a WBE (Women Owned Business Enterprise) nationally with WBENC and locally with Cook County Chicago.
Rachel Levy is a motivated lighting designer with a diverse background in architecture, controls, dance, theater, music, and television. Using the medium of light, she is passionate about sculpting environments and shaping focus to tell unified stories. With a background in dance, Rachel often imagines light as an active participant partnering with its surroundings. Additionally, Rachel has received two Primetime Emmy Award Certificates for Best Lighting for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Show (So You Think You Can Dance 2011, 2012), was a 2015 Designer in Residence for the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and holds a MFA in Production and Design from California Institute of the Arts.
Associate IALD, AIA, IESNA
Steven Clarke is a dedicated and driven lighting designer with the ability to elevate projects to great heights. Steven views lighting as integral to the design and a key component of the architecture. His skills and passion for lighting and its visualization have materialized into high rises, museums, a city built around natural light, and buildings in those with cavernous neon streets. Steven holds a BFA in Architecture from Miami University, as well as graduate work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ivy Lynch is a dedicated assistant who’s broad range of secretarial skills makes her a dynamic office manager. Having held positions in the university and nonprofit sectors, Ivy is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of the team. She has extensive experience with coordination of administrative tasks, including scheduling, correspondence, and implementation of projects. Along with her Communications degree from Stephens College, Ivy’s experience living abroad teaching English has propelled her understanding and confidence in interacting with diverse people.