HOK’s David Ziolkowski Among First to Earn International Lighting Certification

David Ziolkowski CLD, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C, a senior project lighting designer in HOK’s St. Louis office, is among the first to earn a prestigious international certification for lighting designers. Ziolkowski earned the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) designation, an international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design.  Governed by the Chicago-based Certified Lighting Design Commission, the certification recognizes the professionalism and proficiency of lead architectural lighting designers by evaluating their imaginative, technical and professional responsibility skills.  More information can be found at www.cld.global.

Ziolkowski has served HOK Lighting Group for 15 years.  Some of his lighting projects include the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Indianapolis International Airport Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal, TD Ameritrade Corporate Headquarters and Operations Center, Valentine Building Façade Lighting, Wrigley Building Façade Lighting and the City of St. Louis Central Business District (Downtown) Lighting Master Plan.

Ziolkowski volunteers annually to help Autism Speaks illuminate landmarks and structures in blue light on April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Day.  He leads HOK’s summer internship program, which consistently gives back to local non-profit organizations including ReFab STL, the Innovative Concept Academy, Urban Harvest and Annie’s Hope.  Ziolkowski earned his degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

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