Memorial for Philip Gabriel set for 23rd September
I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Phil Gabriel on August 9th. When I first moved to Canada he helped me to understand the similarities and differences between lighting design in the UK and North America. Not only was he a brilliant, creative lighting designer but he was also a very humble, kind and considerate man who had a great smile which you saw often. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
A celebration of his life will be held on 23rd September 2014 at the National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa.
Julie Allen, Editor
Philip Gabriel, PLDA, FIALD, FIES was educated as an architect and interior designer and practiced lighting design for over 40 years in New York City, Ohio and Canada. He founded Gabriel/design, now Gabriel Mackinnon, in 1972 as specialists in architectural lighting. He was a Fellow and Past President of both the International Association of Lighting Designers and the National Capital Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society. He was also a member of the Professional Lighting Designers Association, the IALD Education Trust and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. His teaching and lecturing experiences included Parsons, Pratt, Ohio University, Dawson, Carleton, UNAM and numerous international conferences. He was a recipient of numerous awards for lighting design.