VP, Public Policy
Lighting Ideas, Inc.
Senior VP & General Counsel
Craig Marquardt is Vice President of Design Engineering for Acuity Brands Lighting. He is responsible for the Optical Engineering Group, R&D Photometric Testing Lab, Lighting Design Applications Group, and White Optics Engineering.
Craig has worked in the Architectural and lighting design Industry since the late 70’s starting out as a Lighting Layout Draftsman with an Electrical Engineering Firm in Clackamas Oregon while attending Architectural School. Craig was hired by Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects in 1980 where he worked as an Architectural Designer and Illumination Designer, Craig worked on projects like the VA Hospital, Portland, Oregon, Portland International Airport, and US Bank Tower, Portland, Oregon. In 1994 Craig Started his own Design Firm with Offices in Seattle, WA., Portland, Or., and Oakland, Ca. He also opened a Bronze and Stainless-Steel Foundry in 1994 where he designed and built Large scale Chandeliers, Public Art and Private Commissioned Artwork in Stainless, Bronze, Glass and Stone. During Craigs career he has received several international awards from IESNA, IALD, AIA, Department of Energy, General Electricand one of his most coveted Awards was the Le Trophy for best illuminated Museum Worldwide, Awarded in Paris France for the Whyel Museum of French Fashion and Doll Art. Craig Also Worked Directly with Muhammed Ali on the “Muhammed Ali Center” Designing and installing the Lighting and Exhibit Experience.Other Projects: Bishop Museum Honolulu, HI., Sea-Tac International Airport, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, OR., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA., and Fremont Street Experience Bridge, Las Vegas.
In 2008 Craig sold his Foundry and Closed his Architectural Lighting Design Business and Joined Acuity Brands Lighting Innovation Design Team where he has worked his way thru new LED product development for Indoor, Outdoor, Industrial, Architectural and Emergency Lighting products.
VP, Design Engineering
Rich Westrick is the Vice President of Systems and Architecture for Acuity Brands Lighting. He has been with Acuity Brands since 1997, focusing on the lighting controls side of the business throughout his career. His leadership responsibilities have included product engineering, technical sales support, innovation, technology development, and system architecture. His teams’ designs are part of nearly every Acuity lighting controls system, including nLight, nLight AIR, JOT, Sensor Switch, Fresco, and Pathway Connectivity.
He received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and is a named inventor on over fifty U.S. and international patents.
VP, Systems and Architecture
Randy Burkett is the President and Design Principal of Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. As Principal he establishes design direction and oversees the management of the firm’s projects. Since he began professional practice, he has been responsible for the lighting of numerous national and international commissions. His diverse portfolio comprises museums, retail malls and stores, corporate headquarters, offices, health care and laboratory facilities, urban parks, site developments and building exteriors. Before establishing his own firm in 1988, he was Director of Lighting Design at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum.
Randy is an active member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and is a past President and former Board member of the organization. He is engaged in Illuminating Engineering Society Technical and Design committees including the Color Metric Task Force, Quality of the Visual Environment, and Lighting for Outdoor Public Spaces. He has authored design and technical articles appearing in publications in over 40 countries. He is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on a variety of lighting design subjects and has served as an instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Maryville University in St. Louis. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
President and Design Principal
Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc.
Technical Review Committee
David DiLaura, Kevin Leadford, Peter Ngai, David Ramer