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John Martin

KGM Architectural Lighting
Senior Associate
El Segundo, CA USA
John Martin, Senior Design Associate at the Los Angeles architectural lighting design firm KGM Architectural Lighting, began is his design career working in theatre and later theme park environments. John, a recipient of an NEA/TCG Young Designer’s Fellowship, holds a BA from UC Irvine and MFA in Stage Design from UC San Diego.John’s theme park ranges from Asia to Orlando where he was part of the award winning team for Universal’s Islands of Adventure Park.KGM projects for which Mr. Martin has been responsible include Santa Monica Place, Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, Claremont McKenna College Kravis Building, Company 3 Post Production Facility, Dalvey Road Residence -Singapore, DTS Headquarters, El Mather Residence, Riyadh, The Vermont Mixed Use Residential & Retail and Wallace Estate Garden.Regardless of what he is lighting Martin’s most important advice is to make something compelling and relevant; collaboration and stretching resources are his mantra. Working in an office of 12 other lighting designers is one ofthe most fulfilling aspects of his work.