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Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD) is dedicated to enhancing the grace, utility, and comfort of architectural spaces through the use of light. Francesca Bettridge and Stephen Bernstein established the firm with the late Carroll Cline in 1985, and play active roles in every project, providing an exceptional level of personal service. CBBLD’s project work […]
CBBLD is a leader in sustainable, energy efficient design. We are a corporate member of the United States Green Building Council, the official organization for LEED. certification. The USGBC has certified over 30 CBBLD projects incorporating LEED. Some of these certifications are “firsts” in the industry: the first commercial tower to obtain Platinum level certification; […]
We at CBBLD are always looking for talented people to join our friendly, collaborative team. If you are interested in applying for a job, please send your resume to Stephen Bernstein at email@example.com and Francesca Bettridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diane L. Max Health Center for Planned Parenthood Queens, completed in 2015, continues to be recognized with awards and media coverage. An April 2016 New York Times article commended the project, which CBB completed in collaboration with Stephen Yablon Architecture, for its bright, welcoming ambience. Two recent tributes have followed. In December 2016, CBB […]
The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium – a project that CBBLD completed in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and OPN Architects – is widely recognized as a premier performing arts center for theatre, dance and music. After the original building was destroyed by flooding in 2008, a new, 188,000 SF performance center opened to […]
The IES New York Section (IESNYC) has named CBBLD Senior Associate Nathalie Faubert as the Section’s September 2016 Member of the Month. This honor recognizes dedicated lighting professionals who “represent a cross-section of the lighting industry in New York City.” The Section’s website has published a detailed interview with Nathalie, in which she talks about […]
Architectural Lighting (A/L) Magazine’s July/August 2016 issue recognizes CBBLD’s lighting design for the most recent renovation of New York City’s landmarked Grace Church. The magazine includes the project in an editorial feature on noteworthy examples of lighting within a historic context. In this project, CBBLD implemented a lighting solution that remedied design issues caused by […]