Seattle, Wash. June, 2 2016 – Ryan Kim, Vice President of Project Managemdnt, PLANLED has earned the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD), the first international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design.  Kim is among the first lighting designers in the world to earn the new international certification, which demonstrates that he has a proven track record of excellence and has successfully validated their skill to a rigorous assessment process that define  high standards of professional practice.

The certification process, governed by the Certified Lighting Design Commission, is designed to assess ability to operate as a lead architectural lighting designer in a professional and proficient manner by considering a person’s imaginative, technical, and professional responsibility skills. 

David Becker

“We congratulate Ryan for earning the CLD. This global benchmark of performance demonstrates his proficiency in developing, guiding, and completing lighting design projects,” 

David BeckerChair of the Certified Lighting Design Commission.

Ryan has been serving PLANLED since 2010 to help create the next generation standard of the human centric lighting system.  Ryan effectively communicates the most updated market intelligence with PLANLED’s Vertical Partners, providing research applied guidance to perfect the most advanced lighting control system in history.  Ryan’s passion for building a sustainable future has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Puget Sound Energy, American Lighting Association & the Next Generation Lighting Design Competition.