Kenneth A. Douglas IALD, LC, IES, LEED AP ~ Principal


Ken Douglas is a principal and founder of Illumination Arts, to which he brings his training in theatrical lighting design and more than twenty-five years of experience in architectural lighting design.


Ken’s work has received awards from The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). He has spoken at NeoCon and the IALD Annual Education Conference,and has written articles for publication in industry magazines.


Noteworthy projects in Ken’s portfolio include: The award-winning 2001 Relighting of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and the lighting design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.; Sprint World Headquarters Campus in Overland Park, Kansas; Senator Christopher S. Bond Bridge, North Kansas City, Missouri; and the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.


His design for the Biloxi Bay Bridge won an IES Award of Merit and the following comment from a local resident "Just wanted to say 'Thank You' for the Biloxi Bridge. It is a beautiful sight. It means so much for our community rebuilding effort to have such a landmark. It serves to encourage us as to how far we've come and inspire us to keep going."


In addition to his depth of expertise and experience in lighting design, Ken has the ability to understand and realize complex mechanical and technological details. This skill is apparent in everything he does, from his painstaking details for the Jefferson Memorial to his ability to stay abreast of the ever-evolving technologies that are transforming the lighting industry.


Ken holds the accreditation of Lighting Certified (LC) by The National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), the only nationally recognized certification program for architectural lighting designers. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional with the U. S. Green Building Council and an active Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers where he has served as the Treasurer on its Board of Directors, following two terms as a Director-at-Large. Ken served for four years as Chairman of the organization’s signature awards program and was awarded their Volunteer Service Award for his efforts.


Additionally, his work has appeared in Architectural Record, Bridge Design + Engineering and Architectural Lighting magazines.

Professional Affiliations:


International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) – Professional Member


Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)


Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)


Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - LEED Accredited Professional


US Green Building Council (USGBC) - New Jersey Chapter

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