From the President’s desk…

Welcome Christine, we’re glad you’re here. I am a transplant to North Carolina which I now proudly call home. I was drawn here many years ago for the quality of life for our young family and the simple Southern charm of the area. Like me, many others also have been drawn to North Carolina probably for some of the same reasons I ended up here, and as a result, our communities are experiencing unprecedented growth and construction.

Be part of the change and let everyone know that we have excellent lighting design talent right here in North Carolina! There is no need to import talent from other major metropolitan areas to light our communities – we already have top design capabilities in our own backyard! Two of our Raleigh Section designers received Merit Awards from the international 49th Annual IES Illumination Awards: Derek Barnwell and James Clotfelter. Congratulations to you both!

Start locally with the 3rd Annual Raleigh Section Illumination Awards which is now accepting architectural lighting design submissions (see details below). It’s time to show our North Carolina pride and talent – submit your projects by November 7th!

-Mai Carr Zakerin, LC
IES Raleigh Section President 2022-2023

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