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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Francesca Bettridge at email@example.com.
CBBLD is honored to announce that their lighting design for the Daryl Roth Theatre is the recipient of a 2016 Lumen Citation for Skillful Illumination of a Historical Facade. The project’s lighting gracefully transforms the exterior of the former bank building to make it come alive after dark. The designers’ solution was to create a […]
CBBLD Associate Jeff Hoenig is the winner of a 2016 IES New York Section (IESNYC) Special Recognition Award. The award recognizes “. . .outstanding service to the Section, that has significantly furthered the purpose of the Society . . . in various programs and activities.” Jeff received this honor at the 2016 Lumen Awards Gala […]
CBBLD designed the lighting for the Well Living Lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota – a project in collaboration with Delos and Centerbrook Architects and Planners. The 7,500 square foot laboratory, the first of its kind, supports research into the effects of indoor environments on our health. Responding to the fact that today’s […]
CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge participated in a panel discussion presented as part of Parsons School of Design’s symposium “Light Years: 1985-2015-2045.” This public event took place on October 22, 2015, marking the 30th anniversary of the school’s Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design program, the world’s first of its type. Three separate panels addressed […]