With more than a decade in lighting, interior design and mixed-media, Lorin brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to his new role. During the past few years, Lorin has volunteered on several education and sustainability-driven projects, including lighting design for the Miss Representation Action Group’s screening and town hall with Margaret Atwood, procurement of AGi32 resources for the Wilson School of Design, filming of the Co-creation Workshop at KPU with Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and most recently, interior design support for a Make a Wish Foundation project.
A student of interior design, Lorin first met the IALD through his love of light in the carving of space - a spark fueled by an award supported by the IALD Trust to take part in Enlighten America. The IALD Trust would continue to support Lorin's return year-after-year thus feeding his enthusiasm for community engagement. A champion of participation, he has received awards from the IES, Light Resource, Polygon Homes, General Paint and Herman Miller. While an undergrad, Lorin and his design partner would be the first Canadian designers to win Durkan's annual D*scover design competition at HD in Las Vegas. Lorin is now excited to give back to the community through his leadership role with the IALD Western Canada Chapter.
Vancouver is a city of cutting edge design – I’m excited to see how our professional lighting designers will respond to opportunities the IALD can bring to promote them on the world stage.
Lorin comes from a colourful past in technology, adventure and design. As a senior navigation officer, commercial shipping would provide cultural experiences in the Middle East, the Americas, and throughout the Caribbean. His love of design would lay a foundation for studies in design and construction in Singapore, lighting in Nicaragua, and civic architecture in Chile.
About the IALD
The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), established in 1969, is an international organization supporting a network of more than 1,250 architectural lighting design professionals who satisfy its rigorous qualification process. Its members are distinguished by a unique blend of aesthetic and technical expertise, and operate at the highest level of integrity to create a better world through leadership and excellence in lighting design; to cultivate the universal acknowledgement and appreciation of the Power of Light in human life.
STUDIOBOX is a vibrant mixed-media studio representing excellence in interior design, lighting design, and innovative digital media. As Design Manager, Lorin is responsible for identifying and realizing client goals and outcomes. Lorin is an active member of the Vancouver design scene – his charismatic personality and laughter are easy to spot. He is always willing to get involved and make things happen. Never far from a kitchen apron, he enjoys celebrating with friends, glasses of big red wines from around the world, and engaging in cinematic adventures involving boats and airplanes.