credentials and professional affiliations

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers. IALD Lighting Designers are a tremendous resource of innovative, practical and economically viable lighting solutions. They understand the role of lighting in architectural and interior design and utilize their extensive experience and knowledge of lighting equipment and systems to enhance and strengthen design.

The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for baseline certification across the lighting professions. LC means Lighting Certified. The NCQLP has established a certification process by which practitioners in lighting and related fields, through testing, demonstrate their knowledge and experience across the lighting professions.

The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years, its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

The American Institute of Architects has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. Those with a degree in architecture are eligible for AIA Associate status.

LEED Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.

Founded in 1972, Rice Design Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region.

The State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program facilitates the use of HUBs in state procurement. To be certified as a HUB company a firm must prove that they are at least 51% owned by a woman or minority, is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas, and has an active owner residing in Texas. Gandy2 Lighting Design is certified as a woman-owned HUB through the State of Texas.

G2LD has been certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the City of Houston. This certification is also accepted by Houston Airport Authority, Environmental Protection Agency, Houston Airport Authority, Port of Houston, HISD, Houston Community College System, and Kellogg Brown and Root, among many others.