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About Yah Li Toh : Yah Li Toh, CLD, IALD, IES is the Principal of Light Collab, She graduated from architectural school of National University of Singapore and pursued Masters in Architectural Lighting design in Hochschule Wismar, Germany. She is one of the first 5 to be recognized with the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) Certification. She is a professional member of International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).
STATEMENT OF ART:
I think lighting design is a fusion of art and science.

ORGANIZATION:
Light Collab LLP

EDUCATION:
2002, National University of Singapore, B.A (Architectural studies), Singapore
2015, Hochschule Wismar, Germany, M.A (architectural lighting)

EXPERIENCE:
2010 - current, Principal, Light Collab
2005-2009, Lighting Designer, Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd, Singapore
2004, Lighting designer, Stilvi Ltd, Athens, Greece

EVENTS:
03.2016 IALD SEA event: Light Tour of Marina Bay Sands (CBD), a fringe event of Singapore Design Week 2016, Organizer, SINGAPORE

08.2015 - IALD SEA event: “In Light of Shadows” installations and talks as part of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, Organizer/installation artist, Singapore

10.2010 - Lighting Guerilla Workshop, Singapore
Under the Esplanade Bridge, Singapore as part of Archifest, Design Team leader, Singapore

04.2009 - “What is excellent lighting design? - A Look at Singapore Context”.organized by Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA) and the Associazione Professionisti dell’illuminazione (APIL), Paper Presentation, Speaker at Light Focus, Euroluce 2009, Milan, Italy

11.2006 - Light-Up Nanja Event, 2006, Heroes and Villians of City Lighting, Singapore
with Lighting Detectives as part of Archifest, Design Team leader

11.2005 - Observations of Facade lighting in Singapore, at the Transnational Lighting Detectives Forum, Speaker, Singapore

11.2005 - Light-Up Ninja Event, 2005, Duxton Plain Park, Singapore
with Lighting Detectives as part of Archifest, Design Team leader, Singapore

08.2005 - Light-Up Ninja Event, 2005, “Lighting up the Wind”, with Lighting Detectives, Bali, Indonesia

Workshop participation
09.2004 - Lights in Alingsas, Sweden
organized by Professional Lighting Designers’ Association

03.2004 - Howard Brandston Workshop organized by Hochschule Wismar
10.2003 - Rostock Lichtwoches, organized by Hochschule Wismar

AWARDS:
2015, IESNA’s IIDA 2015 - Award of Merit for Bukit Timah Tua Pek Kong Temple, Singapore
2014, IESNA’s IIDA 2014 - Award of Merit for Audi Minato Mirai
2014, IESNA Section Award presented by International Section of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) in section recognition of commendable achievement in lighting design for Audi Minato Mirai
2014, IESNA Section Award presented by International Section of Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) in section recognition of commendable achievement in lighting design for Tower of Light, Glass Tower, Dhaka
2013,"Good Lighting Award 照明普及賞 2013" by Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan for Audi Minato Mirai
2008, IESNA’s IIDA 2008 - Award of Merit for National Museum of Singapore

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2016, "The Light Collaborator", Mondo Arc, Pages 44 to 48, January, UK
2015, "Light Collab: Making A Difference In Architecture Through Lighting", http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/light-c
ollab-making-a-difference-in-architecture-through-
lighting

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Near native)
Chinese (Advanced)
German (Beginner)
Japanese (Beginner)

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
09.2016, IALD SEA event: Presentation “The transformative power of Lighting”, Organizer/Speaker at the Archifest 2016, SINGAPORE

03.2016 - Maison and Objet Summit 2016: AMBIENT STORIES: TALES FROM THE LION-CITY, Speaker, SINGAPORE

02.2015 - Light Forum 2015- SPARK: Lighting Design Thinking at National Design Centre on the topic of “"Interpretations of Light”, Speaker, SINGAPORE

08.2013 - The Design Society Session:10, a fringe event of Archifest 2013 , “Storytelling and placemaking with visual communication”, Speaker, Singapore

07.2011 - Five Footway Session 2011
“See what the future looks like”, Speaker, Singapore

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2016, IALD, Professional Member, Chicago, USA
2016, Certified Lighting Designer (CLD)
2016, IES
2016, Regional Coordinator, IALD Southeast Asia

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2016, IES Illumination award, USA
2017, IES Illumination award, USA

WEB SITE:
www.lightcollab.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.lightcollab.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-01-06 14:25:07

COUNTRY:
Singapore

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by Yah Li Toh


Yizheng Brand Experience Center

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2016
Yah Li Toh & Xiu Fen Ban for Light Collab

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