(Mexico, USA) – CM KLING + ASSOCIATES has announced the opening of a new studio in Mexico City, CMK+CDMX.
Studio Director, Maria del Pilar Toro-Ortiz, CLD, IALD joins the firm expanding CMK’s presence in Mexico City and LATAM.
Formally trained as an Architect, Mrs. Toro-Ortiz has over 15 years of experience in Lighting Design. She graduated with a BFA in Architecture from Catholic University of America and attended the MFA Lighting Program at Parsons. Born in Puerto Rico, she lived in the United States for 10 years working with Lighting Design firms such as HLB Lighting Design and Brandston Partnership. She moved to Mexico in 2010 and worked with local design firms like Avantgarde Lighting Design, Artec3 and Ideas en Luz. Most recently she served as the Regional Lighting Manager for Wework where she designed and oversaw over two million square feet of office space in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Perú, Colombia, Costa Rica & México.
Specializing in architectural lighting and integrated controls systems, CM KLING provides enduring designs for a diverse project types and clients. Since 1980, the ﬁrm has built an award-winning portfolio of over 4,500 completed projects of every scope and scale; including mixed-use, convention center, corporate, multi-family residential, master planning, civic, hospitality, religious, municipality and government projects. The design team comes from a variety of disciplines. Professionally trained in architecture, engineering, interior design, and/or theatrical ﬁelds, their collective experience offers design perspective and technical expertise.