Welcome to MCLD Inc.

Martin Conboy Lighting Design (MCLD) has been supplying lighting design services for over 25 years. MCLD approaches the craft of lighting with the conviction that good lighting should offer more than illumination.

Founded in 1983, MCLD has received numerous international awards for its work on projects of commercial, theatrical, institutional, urban and public character. Since the inception of the firm, Martin Conboy has encouraged his designers and associates to visualize the needs of an assignment without allowing presumptions of equipment to be a motivating force.

The services MCLD provides are:

  • Needs Assessment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Concept Design & Development
  • Fixture Design
  • Computer Analysis
  • Mock-ups of Potential Design Solutions
  • Technical Design for Theatre and Ancillary Lighting Systems
  • Energy Use Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Training

Associates:

Martin Conboy

MCLD Awards

2010, Royal Conservatory of Music

Illumination Design Award, the National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society

2009, Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Illumination Design Award, the National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society

2007, Library of Parliament

Illumination Design Award, the National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society

2005, Ottawa International Airport – Public Spaces Lighting

International Illumination Design Award, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

2003, Dominion-Chalmers United church

Award of Excellence – Restoration, City of Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards

2002, Alexandra bridge lighting

Illumination Design Award, The National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society

2001, Canadian national war memorial & tomb of the unknown soldier

The International Illumination Design Award of Merit, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

2000, Notre dame cathedral

The International Illumination Design Award of Merit, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

1995, The exterior of the museum of civilization

The International Illuminating Design Award, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

1993, The viola macmillan gallery, canadian museum of nature

The International Illuminating Design Award, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

1992, Lithwick corporation, 150 metcalfe st., entrance fibre optic lighting sculpture

The International Illuminating Design Award, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

1991, Canadian war memorial, ottawa. In joint venture

The Illuminating Design Award, The National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society

1991, Canadian war memorial, ottawa. In joint venture

The Paul Waterbury Outdoor Lighting Design Award of Excellence, Presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Contact information

Telephone: 1 (613) 569 4845 Mailing Address: Martin Conboy Lighting Design
95 Goulburn Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 8C9

Emails

General inquiries: info@mcld.ca
Principal: Martin Conboy — martin@mcld.ca

Social


Important Links

International Association of Lighting Designers
lluminating Engineering Society
National Research Council — Lighting Research
National Arts Centre
Neptune Theatre
Sleeping Dog Theatre

Martin Conboy, Principal

Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.
Kevin St. College of Technology, Ireland

Memberships

  • Member, Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Former Vice President, Board of Directors, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa
  • Head of Visual Arts Committee, Great Canadian Theatre Company
  • Board Member / Producer, New Theatre of Ottawa

Awards

  • Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Arras France, Illumination Design Award, the National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society (NCR IES), 2009
  • Library of Parliament, Illumination Design Award, the National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society (NCR IES) 2007
  • Ottawa International Airport – Public Space Lighting, International Illumination Design Award, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), 2005
  • Alexandra Bridge Lighting, Illumination Design Award, The National Capital Region of the Illuminating Engineering Society (NCR IES), 2002
  • Canadian National War Memorial & Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, The International Illuminating Design Award, The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), 2001
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, The International Illuminating Design Award, IESNA, 2000
  • Museum of Civilization, The International Illuminating Design Award, IESNA, 1995
  • Viola MacMillan Mineral Gallery, Canadian Museum of Nature, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES, 1993 and The International Illuminating Design Award, IESNA, 1993
  • Lithwick Corporation, 150 Metcalfe St. Entrance, Fibre Optic Lighting Sculpture, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES, 1992 and The International Illuminating Design Award, IESNA, 1992
  • The Canadian War Memorial, Ottawa, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES, 1991 and The International Illuminating Design Award, IESNA, 1991
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES, 1993
  • Plaza Bridge, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES
  • Alexandra Bridge, The Illuminating Design Award, NCR IES

Theatre Awards

  • Audrey Ashley award for Distinction in Theatre Design
  • Three Capital Critics Les Masque Awards
  • Calgary Theatre Award (The Betty Mitchell) – Blood on the Moon
  • 4 time nominee for the Dora Award (Toronto)
  • 2 time recipient of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award (Vancouver)
  • Robert Merritt Theatre Awards, Halifax

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