After receiving her Bachelor’s in Architecture in 2014 from Sushant School of Art and Architecture in Gurgaon, India, Aditi Govil became interested in the power of light to influence and instigate social change beyond the tectonics of architectural form. She went on to earn her MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons, The New School for Design, and her experience in the program strengthened her passion for light and the possibilities it holds in reshaping not just our perceptions of the world, but the world itself.

Ms. Govil’s final thesis was awarded the 2016 IESNY Thesis Prize which talked about the issues of gender and equity in lighting the city and how the perception of fear can be influenced by lighting. She was awarded further opportunity to share her research as a finalist for “The Challenge” at the PLDC 2017(Professional Lighting Design Convention).

Aditi began interning at Cooley Monato Studio in June 2015 and was hired as a full-time designer there a year later. At CoMoS she designs and helps manage retail projects of varying scale like Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Cellini, Holt Renfrew, as well as some residential projects like 110 Charlton and Plaza Residence.

Ms. Govil is currently a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and DLFNY.