Dec 3, 2021
HLB’s Barbara Horton Receives IALD Lifetime Achievement Award
Barbara Horton

Barbara Horton, CLD, Fellow IALD, of HLB Lighting Design is the eighth recipient of the IALD Lifetime Achievement Award given to pioneers in the lighting industry who have gone above and beyond to give back to the lighting community throughout their careers. For the past 40 years, Horton has served as a leader and a mentor to HLB staff across North America and has served clients worldwide. During Horton’s tenure, HLB grew to 15 principals/owners with over 90 team members; Horton guided the firm through ownership transition and its first acquisition. She is also credited for having created a culture of design excellence with a focus on the business of design. In preparation for her recent retirement, Horton worked side-by-side with now-CEO Carrie Hawley to ensure the success and continued legacy of HLB. A business leadership excellence fund in the names of Horton and Stephen Lees (the seventh recipient of the IALD Lifetime Achievement Award) is currently in development and is expected to launch in early 2022.