An Award-Winning Team

In 2015, Granville McAnear founded GMLD. Prior to that, he had worked for more than two decades with one of the country’s biggest names in the luxury lighting design field, and on projects around the globe from Dubai to Riyadh, from New York City to Dallas. Leveraging that experience, he set out to establish a lighting design practice with a unique approach to architectural lighting design and its principles. GMLD focuses on creativity in lighting design, practicality in budget, and responsiveness to clients.

GMLD’s creative team has overseen more than 120 successful hospitality, residential, retail, and corporate projects, and made GMLD one of the most sought-after names in the architectural lighting world.

“We have no egos here. Everyone is working for the client and the project. We work with architects, interior designers, and global clients to help them make lighting design an integral part of any environment — a forethought not an afterthought.”         — Granville McAnear

Granville McAnear

President, Owner & Design Director (Since 2015)
Past: Craig Roberts Associates (1995 – 2015)

Granville McAnear

President, Owner & Design Director

Marcie Mirbaba

Lighting Designer & Project Director (Since 2015)
Past: Craig Roberts Associates (2005-2015)

Middlesex University
London, UK

Marcie Mirbaba

Lighting Designer & Project Director

Angela Green

Lighting Designer & Project Manager (Since 2016)
Past: Craig Roberts Associates (2013-2016)
R Austin & Sons (2005-2013)

The Art Institute of Dallas

Angela Green

Lighting Designer & Project Manager

Guillermo Lopez

Associate Lighting Designer & Production Director (Since 2016)
Past: Craig Roberts Associates (2013-2016)
R Austin & Sons (2005-2013)

ITT Technical Institute

Guillermo Lopez

Associate Lighting Designer & Production Director

Balthazar Cordero

Associate Lighting Designer & Specification Director (Since 2018)
Past: Lang Lighting Design (2016-2018)
Craig Roberts Associates (2012-2016)

Texas Christian University

Balthazar Cordero

Associate Lighting Designer & Specification Director

Vanessa Espinoza

Associate Lighting Designer & Project Manager (Since 2016)

The Art Institute of Dallas

Vanessa Espinoza

Associate Lighting Designer & Project Manager

Bernardo Esparza

Associate Lighting Designer (Since 2020)
Past: CallisonRTKL (2016-2020)
Architectural Lighting Alliance (2014-2015)

University of Texas at Arlington

Bernardo Esparza

Associate Lighting Designer

Alaina Armstrong

Junior Lighting Designer (Since 2019)

El Centro College

Alaina Armstrong

Junior Lighting Designer

Caitlin McMullen

Junior Lighting Designer (Since 2020)

ITT Technical Institute
El Centro College

Caitlin McMullen

Junior Lighting Designer

Page Coerver

Financial Administration & Human Resources (Since 2015)

University of Notre Dame

Page Coerver

Financial Administration & Human Resources

Megan O'Sullivan

Megan O’Sullivan
Executive Coordinator (Since 2019)

University of Notre Dame

Megan O'Sullivan

Executive Coordinator