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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 refurbishment of the grand Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island is a great example of CBBLD’s lighting design for historic building restorations and hospitality projects. The hotel is the cover feature for Conde Nast Traveler‘s July 2014 issue. The article is an interesting read, providing an overview of the hotel’s history, its fascinating […]
CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge participated in a panel discussion entitled “A Lumen Award: The Untold Story,” hosted by the IES NYC Section. This event featured a chat about the Lumen Award winners for 2014 and gave the inside story of why these projects won. CBBLD won two Lumen Awards in 2014, both for performing arts facility projects on […]
Two projects for which CBB designed the lighting were mentioned in separate articles in the August 2014 issue of US Airways Magazine. “The Future of Opera” focuses on the art form’s renewed popularity. Featured is CBB’s project Opera America (at left) in New York City - an organization that has contributed to this resurgence. Another article, “Colorful Costa Mesa” touts […]
CBB collaborated with interior designer Jennifer Post, on a modern duplex apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan which was honored with the cover story in LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine (Spring/Summer 2014 issue). CBBLD’s lighting solution uses minimalist recessed lighting, carefully arranged to complement the clean, modern design of the apartment, and to showcase the Owner’s […]