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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 sbernstein@cbbld.com and Francesca Bettridge at fbettridge@cbbld.com.


Nathalie Faubert receives IESNYC Section Service Award

Nathalie Faubert receives IESNYC Section Service Award

CBB congratulates Senior Associate Nathalie Faubert on her receipt of an IES New York (IESNYC) Section Service Award. The award recognizes ”. . . outstanding service to the Section . . . that has significantly furthered the purpose of the Society continuously over a number of years, in various programs and activities.” Nathalie’s ongoing contribution […]

Eccles Theater’s “Starry Sky” Lighting wins 2018 Lumen Citation

Eccles Theater’s “Starry Sky” Lighting wins 2018 Lumen Citation

CBB’s imaginative lighting design for Salt Lake City’s George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater has been honored with a Lumen Citation. Upon entering the performance hall, theater patrons are transported into an awe-inspiring nighttime rendering of the landscape surrounding the city. The showpiece is the re-creation of the Utah night sky. To evoke the […]

Francesca Bettridge is IESNYC Member of the Month (June 2018)

Francesca Bettridge is IESNYC Member of the Month (June 2018)

CBB Principal Francesca Bettridge has been named the IES New York Section (IESNYC) Member of the Month for June 2018. Each month, this recognition honors a Section member who represents New York City’s lighting industry and exemplifies the lighting professionals who are key players in the industry’s continuing success. An engaging interview with Francesca is […]

Hancher Auditorium featured in LD&A and Architectural SSL

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium – a CBB project that has already won five prestigious lighting design awards – was featured in the December 2017 issue of LD&A (an IES publication), and now appears again in the April 2018 issue of Architectural SSL (Solid-state Lighting) Magazine. Read both articles in their digital editions: CLICK […]