Envisioning Spaces | Creating Solutions
Prior to founding Aurora Lighting Design, Leslie was a senior lighting designer with the design firms of OWP/P, Environmental Systems Design, Holabird & Root, and The Smith Group. She received her degree from Penn State in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in lighting and electrical systems. Her lighting design work includes many notable commercial and institutional projects such as Ford Center for the Performing Arts - Oriental Theatre, Oakbook Center, Kingdom Tower, Wuhan Tower, Poplar Creek Public Library, and several projects for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The innovation and excellence of Leslie's designs have been recognized with a number of design awards, speaking engagements and publications.
As a seasoned Lighting Designer, Mandar contributes to every step within a project-cycle from initial concept through final aiming. He has a great deal of overseas project experience and has worked within diverse market segments such as corporate, retail, hospitality, residential, restoration, healthcare and higher education. Some of his notable clients include University of Wisconsin, LAX International Airport, Credit Suisse, Novartis, Samsung, Microsoft, Panduit, and University of Kentucky HealthCare.
Mandar has a natural appetite for Daylighting Design and is currently serving on the IES Daylight committee.