HLB Lighting Design promotes two to senior principal

May 10, 2022
Tina Aghassian and Ken Douglas will continue to manage the Los Angeles and New York studios, and lead business development, expansion, and design practice innovations.

HLB Lighting Design announced today that Tina Aghassian and Ken Douglas have been promoted to Senior Principal. In their new roles, Tina and Ken will continue to manage the Los Angeles and New York studios, respectively, and lead firmwide iniatives in support of business development, geographic expansion and innovative design practice.

Tina has worked at HLB for 25 years, has been a significant contributor to the growth of the firm’s Los Angeles studio and today is the LA managing Principal. Tina has led the design of numerous award-winning projects spanning a variety of market sectors, including the LAX Central Terminal Area Curbside Enhancements, Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles, and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. In addition, she serves as the co-chair of the AIA LA Interiors Committee and various other non-profit causes.

“I’m looking forward to continue to lead by empowering and mentoring the future generation of designers. Listening, learning, staying curious, embracing future technologies and working towards making memorable lighting experiences with design excellence is what I strive for,” says Tina.

Ken joined HLB in 2018 through a merger with Illumination Arts, a firm that he co-founded and managed for 14 years. Ken focuses on a wide array of market sectors, including large complex projects, the firm’s international geographic expansion, as well as serving as a member of HLB’s Board of Directors.

“I’m thrilled to take my role to the next level and be part of this amazing group of industry leaders. I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of HLB today and in years to come”, says Ken.

About HLB Lighting Design

Founded in 1968, HLB Lighting Design is the largest women-owned, independent architectural lighting design firm in the world. We specialize in creating compelling holistic lighting experiences that redefine the way people interact with the built environment. Our longstanding legacy of excellence, combined with our multiple boutique studios, gives us the ability to deliver the most transformative client experience in the industry.


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