Envisioning Spaces | Creating Solutions

Welcome to the ever evolving work of Aurora Lighting Design, Inc.

We are an independent architectural lighting design practice located in the greater Chicago metropolitan area with a vast and varied project portfolio both domestically and internationally.

Our mission is to positively impact human environments through appropriate lighting solutions.

We create. We think. We adapt.

And we keep our client's goals in focus throughout the process.
How can we help you bring your project from inception to fruition?

“To Love Beauty Is To See Light” - Victor Hugo

Since our beginning in 2005, Aurora Lighting Design, Inc. equally embraces both worlds of lighting design - the creative and the technical. This is exemplified in founder, Leslie North who is both a Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and a licensed Professional Engineer in addition to being Lighting Certified by the National Council on the Qualifications of Lighting Professions (NCQLP), and a LEED Accredited Professional. A multiple award winner and industry-recognized talent, a list of recognitions can be found under “News and Media”.

Industry Involvement

We are proud to be affiliated with and contribute to the following organizations.

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
NEMA/ANSI C137 Committee representative
Energy & Sustainability Committee
Sustainability Committee
Metrics of Quality (MOQ) Committee

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
Standards Advisory Council
Light + Design Committee
Sustainable Lighting Committee
Healthcare Committee
BIM Families Committee
Quality of the Visual Environment (QVE) Committee
Educational Seminars Committee
Membership Committee
Computer Applications in Lighting Committee
Recommendations for the Quality and Quantity of Illumination (RQQ) Committee
Psychological Aspects of Lighting Committee

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Corporate Member since 2005

American Institute of Architects Chicago Chapter



Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer (Illinois)
NCQLP Lighting Certified
USGBC LEED Accredited Professional
Certified Women/Female Business Enterprise