Hayden N. McKay, AIA, FIALD, FIESNA, LEED® AP
As a trained architect with over 30 years of experience, Hayden McKay brings her broad expertise and profound commitment to sustainable design practices to each new project she takes on. Ms. McKay is considered a leading industry expert in the field of daylighting and solar analysis and, long before it was fashionable, led the way in a movement toward environmentally sensitive architectural lighting design and energy conservation. In addition to her design responsibilities, she leads the firm's Daylighting Sustainable Design Studio and external educational efforts, frequently lecturing and consulting on best practices of daylighting, energy conservation and sustainable design. After beginning her career at HLB Lighting Design, Ms. McKay went on to become a Partner-in-Charge at the Brandston Partnership before striking out on her own. After many successful years running Hayden McKay Lighting Design, she rejoined the HLB team in 2008. Ms. McKay's design portfolio includes a wide range of commercial, corporate, institutional and master plan projects throughout the world. Her sustainable design expertise has led her to collaborate on a number of significant industry milestone efforts including The DDC Sustainable Lighting Handbook for the NYC Department of Design and Construction as well as the development of the Energy Advisor Software, which is being jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
UCLA School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Masters of Architecture
International Association of Lighting Designers, Fellow
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Fellow
IIDA Award of Excellence: Charlotte Convention Center
EPA Green Building Competition - NYC, Grand Winner: New Sunrise Yard; Winner: Bronx Zoo Lion House