The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) has accepted Jay Wratten, an associate with WSP Group’s Boulder, Colo. office, as a Professional member of IALD. He has been an integral part of the WSP lighting group since 2006, after four years at Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design in San Francisco. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas and is lighting certified (LC).
As a lead designer and project manager, Wratten provides aesthetic and technical direction for the team’s design solutions. Recent projects include a number of professional sports stadiums in the U.S. and Iraq, California state courthouses, commercial offices including a 13-story all-LED tower in San Diego, restaurant and hotel design, and portions of the Hamad International Airport project in Qatar.
Wratten also works with students and faculty at the University of Colorado’s architectural engineering program, mentoring senior lighting students, lecturing on facets of lighting design, and helping to develop CU’s lighting laboratory.
IALD Professional membership is available to architectural lighting designers who have at least five years of experience in the field in the role of senior designer or above in an independent consulting practice. IALD members worldwide must meet the highest educational and ethical standards in order to belong to this community and are accepted as Professional members on the strength of their portfolios and recommendations.