Gilbert Lang Mathews, Hon. AIA

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Gilbert Lang Mathews, Hon. AIA | Notes of Interest

A leader in the lighting industry, it’s interesting that Gilbert Lang Mathews, Hon. AIA came to the business of lighting design through the world of retail. An attorney by training, he noted a need for improved display lighting for his family’s long-time business, Frost Bros. His interest in solving this problem led him to found Lucifer Lighting. His company is an international leader in creating precise and sophisticated lighting options that give design possibilities unavailable from other sources. Lucifer’s fixtures and lamps provide quiet, elegant solutions to particular lighting challenges incorporating advanced contemporary technology. Without progressive, research-oriented building product manufacturers like Lucifer, the architectural profession would be stymied in its ability to advance and develop in new directions.

Mr. Mathews is an indispensable supporter of AIA San Antonio and has extended his support to the Texas Society of Architects, AIA National, and to other components in the United States. In recognition of his unwavering support and service to the Institute, he was named an honorary member of AIA San Antonio in 2009 and of the Texas Society of Architects in 2010. His financial support has enabled AIA San Antonio to sustain a very successful world-class lecture series that is free and open to the public—the only one of its kind in the region.

More than a generous benefactor and underwriter Mr. Mathews is a vital part of the community of design professionals. He brings people together to engage in discussion, collaboration, and the world of ideas that spark innovation. Through the AIA Continuing Education System, he enriches and educates architects on aspects of sustainable lighting and technologies. His support for the Institute is steadfast and consistent. As an influential member of the wider design community, Mr. Mathews has enabled AIA to better serve its members and strengthened the profession.

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Gilbert Lang Mathews, Hon. AIA

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Jury Comments

Committed, to improving his community, to opening minds through active dialogue, and to partnerships that advance opportunities for all, he has served as an inventor and a collaborator.

He continues to be an inquisitive student bringing people together who can connect, solve problems, and elevate the value of our profession.

2012 AIA Honorary Membership Jury

  • Pamela Touschner, FAIA,Chair
  • DLR Group WWCOT
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Christopher Kelley, AIA
  • Gensler
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Carol Pedigo, Hon. AIA
  • AIA Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville

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