Gayathri Unnikrishnan

International WELL Building Institute / Vice President - Standard Development and Concept Lead for Light

Gayathri Unnikrishnan serves as the Vice President of Standard Development and Concept Lead for Light at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).  As Concept Lead, she specializes in translating research into implementable strategies for the Light Concept in the WELL Building Standard. She also leads IWBI standard development processes as well as market transformation efforts for each of the 10 WELL concepts. WELL is currently being applied in over 4,000 projects in 600+ million square feet across 63 countries.  Gayathri was recently named one of Lighting Magazine’s 40 under 40 Class of 2020.

Prior to IWBI, she was working as an independent lighting consultant in India and the Middle East. Gayathri holds a master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India.

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