Presenter: Kathryn Toth – Principle at Theia Design – International Landscape Lighting Designer
Surrounding every building is the landscape. Campuses, parks, plazas, and pathways knit together the in-between spaces and connect our public realm. As the sun sets these spaces transform and is revealed anew through lighting and shadow; different focal points appear, the mystery is deepened, alternative meanings of a place communicated. Please join us as we host international landscape lighting designer Kathryn Toth who will lead us through a deep discussion in the ever-broadening creative practice of landscape lighting design.
With more than 19 years in the lighting industry, Kathryn is an experienced Lighting Designer who strives to create artistic lighting solutions for architectural and landscape environments. She has been the principal designer on both domestic and international projects for retail, commercial, and high-end residential clientele. Kathryn coordinates with Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, and Clients to provide innovative designs that improve the visual atmosphere and enhance the unique character of the space. Her years of experience combined with a passion for lighting enable her to find creative solutions that meet design criteria, budget, and timelines for projects around the globe.
Kathryn’s experience includes retail, landscape, hospitality, and high-end residential lighting in the USA, South America, South Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, the Middle East, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands. She has managed projects of all sizes, from restaurants to casinos, hotels, high-end shopping malls, commercial landscapes, churches, and residences. Kathryn’s attention to detail, aptitude for collaboration, and the ability to deliver a project from beginning to end have led to the successful completion of the most prestigious of projects.
As an invited guest speaker, Kathryn has led workshops and taught classes at numerous locations including the International Landscape Lighting Institute (illi), the Retail Design Institute (RDI), the International Retail Design Conference (IRDC), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and at the URBN Annual Conference. She has been interviewed by, and her work has been published in multiple magazines including VMSD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) and Architectural Lighting (AL). She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), a member of the International Dark-Sky Association, an active Mentor Team member of illi, on the Programming Task Force and Board of Directors.