Hartranft Lighting Design is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Gilmore Lighting Design, a strategic move aimed at expanding our customer base, improving our capabilities, and expanding our resource pool.

Debra Gilmore, the originator of Gilmore Lighting Design, had also joined them as a Design and Business Development Collaborator. Hartranft has appointed Robert Smith as Senior Lighting Designer.

Debra Gilmore, a renowned lighting designer with a four-decade career, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design. Exelon Headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, the At-Turaif Living Museum (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Saudi Arabia, the Washington Fish Market at The Wharf in Washington, DC, and the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Building II are among her notable projects.

Robert Smith obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Environments from Virginia Commonwealth University and served as Administrative Director for the Interior Design Department. Joining Gilmore Lighting Design in 2018, he now brings his robust design and technical expertise to HLD, where his skills will be effectively utilized.

Andrea Hartranft commented, “We are excited to bring our two firms together. Our shared passion for lighting and synergistic approaches to the design process makes for a natural fit. Furthermore, we’re enthusiastic about the contributions Debra and Rob will bring to support HLD’s capabilities and future growth.”

Hartranft Lighting Design advocates for accessible, high-quality lighting in a variety of situations, leveraging over 150 years of collective expertise and 2,000+ projects to provide specialized solutions for commercial, institutional, and mixed-use buildings. Hartranft Lighting Design, a woman-owned business (WBE), has offices in Charlotte, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC.

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