Richard Kelly (lighting designer)
Richard Kelly (1910–1977) was an American lighting designer, considered one of the pioneers of architectural lighting design. Kelly had already established his own New York-based lighting practice in 1935 before enrolling at the Yale School of Architecture. He graduated from there in 1944. Kelly characterized the difficulty in selling lighting consultancy, then a new discipline, when he reflected, "There weren't lighting consultants then. Nobody would pay for my ideas, but they would buy fixtures." 
By the 1950s, his work in lighting design led him to coin the terms 'focal glow', 'ambient luminescence' and 'play of brilliants' to describe particular effects in lighting design. His later career also saw him lecture at Yale, Princeton, and Harvard University.
- David H. Koch Theater (then the New York State Theater).
- Glass House.
- Kimbell Art Museum.
- Seagram Building.
- Biography from Archlighting.com
- MetropolisMag article on Richard Kelly's work
- Website of the Richard Kelly Grant
- The Structure of Light, a 2010 Book from Yale Press
- Richard Kelly: Defining a Modern Architecture of Light
- "Illuminating Engineering Society's Richard Kelly Award profile". Archived from the original on 2009-01-31. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- "Bio from Archlighting.com". Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- "The Richard Kelly Grant website". Retrieved 2009-08-15.
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