CHARLES K. THOMPSON, CLD, FAIA, IALD, LEED AP, IES
Charles Thompson, founder and Vice President of ARCHILLUME, is a Fellow in the AIA and an interior designer. Charles is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Charles’ lighting design career includes a broad range of projects in the hospitality, retail, corporate, industrial, institutional, education, residential and insane residential markets. Recently, Charles was asked to light a cave.
Charles has served on the steering committee of Next Generation Luminaires from its origins in 2009 until 2018. The program encourages technical innovation in the design LED luminaires for commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Charles also served on the CLD taskforce from 2010 – 2015.
Being a principal of ARCHILLUME LIGHTING DESIGN, INC. since 1985, Charles has little recollection of what he did before then. Charles' passions include family, travel, photography, and Harley-Davidsons.