HOILAND STUDIOS is a full-service lighting design firm based in Chicago, IL specializing in high-end residential, hospitality, corporate, retail, and art lighting projects. Regardless of project size or budget, HOILAND STUDIOS offers highly customized lighting solutions for discerning clients who value good lighting.
Drawing on her education in interior architecture and experience in architectural lighting design, Kiersten Hoiland, Principal Lighting Designer, quietly weaves light into every space she designs to accentuate the architectural details, the artwork, and the function of the space.
Prior to founding the firm, Kiersten worked at Anne Kustner Lighting Design (AKLD), an award winning architectural lighting design firm based in Wilmette, IL. During her tenure, she was the project manager for several high-end projects from conception through completion and understands the requirements needed to achieve a high level of design quality.
Kiersten is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), and serves on the associate board of Designs 4 Dignity.
Kiersten holds a Master of Interior Architecture degree from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Interior Architecture + Design and Music from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
Outside of the office, Kiersten is an active violinist in the Chicago area and performs with the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra and Lakeview Orchestra. She is rarely without an international adventure on the horizon or far from her extensive collection of ice cream.