Bachelor of  Arts  Design
The George Washington University

Professional Affiliations
International Association of Lighting Designers IALD Professional

Member of Illuminating Engineering Society 

NCQLP – LC certified

David C. Ghatan

President, IALD | LC | MIES

David joined CM KLING +ASSOCIATES INC in 1999. He is a graduate of The George Washington University with an interdisciplinary degree in Design with emphasis in Fine Art, Art History, and Theatre Design.

With CM KLING he has worked as a project designer and project manager for a wide range of projects, including the new Eau Spa at the Ritz Carlton Palm Beach, the Orlando Marriott World Center, the American Red Cross National Headquarters, The Corpus Christi Bayfront Arena and Convention Center, and the Starlight Ballroom at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. He has worked as the primary lighting consultant to several LEED certified projects including the Virginia Department of Transportation Headquarters and a government office building, Dulles Discovery II which is currently under review for LEED Gold.

His work for the Liberty Hotel in Boston, MA and the BBG-BBGM office in the Empire State Building were both recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society with the Guth Award for Interior Lighting at the level of international judging.

Mr. Ghatan currently serves as the Regional Coordinator for the IALD in Washington, DC, and is also a member of the IALD Energy and Sustainability Committee, sitting as one of their representatives to NEMA. He is also a member of the IESNA Hospitality Committee.

David also works as a designer for the theatre, with extensive work in scenery and lighting design. He is a company member with Rorschach Theatre and has been the resident scene designer for Cherry Red Productions among others.