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AKLD and Dairy Block unveils “Downpour” an art lighting installation in Blake’s Passage, Denver Colorado. Photo by Jeff Fierberg @jfierberg

Dairy Block unveils “Downpour,” a new experiential art lighting installation in Blake’s Passage

Denver, CO (Jan. 4, 2023) – Dairy Block is excited to unveil “Downpour,” an immersive art experience now floating above Blake’s Passage, the pedestrian walkway that runs from the middle of the activated Alley out towards Blake Street.


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Lisa Bartlett joins the team and opens the Mountain West Office

AKLD Opens Mountain West Office In Denver, Colorado Lisa Bartlett Joins AKLD as Lighting Director

Chicago, IL – June 20, 2022 AKLD Lighting Design has opened their Mountain West office in Denver, Colorado which will be led by Lighting Director Lisa Bartlett, the award-winning architectural lighting designer with 25 years of experience in the realm of lighting, architecture, and design.


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Ann Reo joins the team

Ann Reo Joins AKLD Lighting Design as Senior Associate of Design & Business Development

Chicago, IL – March 14, 2022 AKLD Lighting Design has announced the appointment of Ann Reo as their new Senior Associate of Design & Business Development. Working as part of the design team from schematic through owner occupation Reo will lead projects as a Senior Lighting Designer.


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AKLD Lighting Designer Mary Pelikan Earns Prestigious CLD Certification

Chicago, IL – Mary Pelikan, AKLD’s Senior Lighting Designer/Project Manager has received the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) designation, the first international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design.


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Home and Commercial Lighting

We’re thrilled to be featured on a current segment of “Behind The Scenes”-- an award-winning educational television series highlighting the evolution of education, medicine, science, technology and industry through inspiring stories.

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The Keller Center - Univ. of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy – 2020 IALD Award of Excellence

The lighting design for The Keller Center - University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy in Chicago, IL USA by AKLD Lighting Design, Ltd. is a recipient of an Award of Excellence from the 37th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards.

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