LC, IALD, IES
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 business woman, with a finger on the pulse of the city and modern design. She has won (16) IESNA Lighting Design Awards of Merit and is the proud founding designer of GGLD, which is certified as a WBE (Women Owned Business Enterprise) nationally with WBENC, locally with Cook County Chicago, and as a WOSB (Women Owned Small Business) nationally.
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 partner with its surroundings. Additionally, Rachel has received two Primetime Emmy Award Certificates for Best Lighting for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Show. She holds a MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
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.
Tyler Franco is a dynamic client-centered lighting designer at the start of a fast-paced career in the architectural world. He previously worked in a retail lighting environment where he was able to guide clients in a step by step process to conceptualize a unique vision of their surroundings. He reached his goals with practical lighting solutions without sacrificing originality. Receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his artistic background will serve him well as he transitions into the architectural lighting community.
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.