About ALD
KATHERINE C. ABERNATHY LC, FIALD
Principal Lighting Designer
Kathy’s lighting experience encompasses both architectural and theatrical lighting design. For the last 23 years Kathy has studied and applied the Art and Sciences of the Illuminating Engineering world. These efforts have proven successful with a portfolio that includes National and International award winning designs.

The project types Kathy has worked on through out her career included museums – science centers, children’s museums, entertainment venues, visitor centers, theme parks, offices, classrooms, retail, retail malls, health facilities, showrooms, convention centers, restaurants, office facilities and exterior building lighting.

Kathy holds a BFA in Stage Design from Webster University and earned a Post Graduate Certificate from Croydon College in London, England.

Kathy has taught Architectural Lighting Design at the Boston Architectural Center in Boston, MA, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston as well as Theatrical Lighting Design at Rhode Island College. Other credits include guest lecturer for Theatrical Lighting Techniques in Architectural Lighting at the Boston Design Center, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Specification Integrity for Build Boston.

Kathy is an active member of several professional organizations. She is a Past-President and Fellow of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and a past Chair of the Examination Committee for the National Council on Qualification of Lighting Professions (NCQLP). She is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s (IES) New England section, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Designers Lighting Forum (DLF) of New England. Kathy is a member of the Rhode Island Green Building Council.

Kathy has been Lighting Certified (LC) since 1998.
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