Shahrzad Abtahi, LC ,LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP, Assoc IALD
Lightcraft, Director of Lighting Design Boston

Shahrzad Abtahi is the director of lighting design at Lightcraft and she is the head of Lighting Group at Boston’s office. She was one of the first lighting designers to earn WELL accreditation and teaches lighting and design courses at Suffolk University and Boston Architectural College. She is a frequent speaker at lighting and architectural conferences throughout the country. In March 2018, Shahrzad was named as one of North America’s top 40 under 40 lighting designers by Lighting Magazine.

Sara Schonour, LC, Associate IALD, MIES, LEED AP
CannonDesign - Vice President, Lighting Studio leader

Sara is a Lighting Designer who employs her passion, creative vision and technical expertise to lead CannonDesign’s award-winning Lighting Studio. Her team contributes integrated, inspired lighting to projects across all markets and typologies. Raised in a family of graphic and exhibit designers and educated as an architectural engineer with a focus in Lighting Design, Sara brings to each project a deep understanding of design and building systems along with her unbridled love for people + light. Sara teaches Lighting for Interiors at the BAC and is a past adjunct at RISD, and she is the president of the Designers Lighting Forum of New England.