Yukiko Yoshida, MIES, LC, IALD

Yukiko has been in the field of lighting design since joining Auerbach Glasow in 1995.  Her responsibilities encompass all aspects of lighting design and project management for projects ranging from small high school theaters to a transportation facility spanning four city blocks. She is a collaborator committed to design solutions where lighting is integrated seamlessly with architecture while being comfortable to end users.

Yukiko’s interest in lighting design that supports well-being developed while she was pursuing a graduate degree and working as a research assistant at the Human Factor’s Lab in the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  She frequently enjoys attending conferences in both the US and overseas in order to learn about emerging technologies and gain insight into the latest research in the field of lighting.

Prior to becoming a lighting designer she worked in Japan as a designer for a design and construction management firm specializing in restaurants and retail.

Selected Project Experience
  • Apple Town Hall Renovation, Cupertino, California
  • Banana Republic Stores, various locations in the United States
  • Brigham Young University, BYU-Idaho Center Auditorium and HDTV Broadcast Center, Rexburg, Idaho
  • California Theatre, San Jose, California
  • Cisco 5.1, Building 30, Milpitas, California
  • Coldstream Master Plan Report, Truckee, California
  • eBAY, Main Street, San Jose, California
  • First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, California
  • Griffith Observatory, Samuel Oschin Planetarium, Los Angeles, California
  • Intuit Cook Campus Center, Mountain View, California
  • Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, San Francisco, California
  • Lotte Hotel, Royal Suites Renovation, Seoul, Korea
  • Main Street Plaza, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Marin Horizon School, Mill Valley, California
  • Mission Bay Streetscape, San Francisco, California
  • Moffett Gateway, Mountain View, California
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, Open Bay Water Exhibit, Monterey, California
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco, California
  • Smith & Hawken, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, California
  • Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millard, Nebraska
  • Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco, California
  • Soka University, Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Sun City Kobe, Kobe, Japan
  • Sun City Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tokyo Conference Centers, Ariake and Shinagawa, Japan
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley Way West
  • University of California, San Diego, Conrad Prebys Music Center
  • University of California, San Francisco, Mission Hall: Global Health and Clinical Sciences Building
  • US 101/Holly Street Pedestrian Overcrossing, San Carlos, California
  • WKYC TV Station and Headquarters, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Master of Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, Lighting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York School of Interior Design, Interior Design
  • Specialized Professional Program, Tokai Polytechnic College, Nagoya, Japan, Architectural Engineering
  • Lighting Certification (LC), National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
Professional Activities
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Lighting Design Committee
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Energy Management Committee: Control Narrative RP Task Group
  • Illuminating Engineering Society, Quality of Visual Environment Committee, 2005-2008
Speaking & Industry Engagements
  • Light! 2017: Co-speaker: RP-28 update: Lighting and the visual environment for seniors and the low vision population
  • LightFair International 2016: LFI Innovation Awards presenter