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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.


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 […]

Two CBB designers honored: Lighting Magazine’s “40 under 40” – update

Two CBB designers honored: Lighting Magazine’s “40 under 40” – update

CBB’s Jeff Hoenig (Associate) and Monica Llamas (Designer) were celebrated at the Lighting – Illumination in Architecture Magazine 40 under 40 North America award event on March 12, 2018. The UK-based publication selected 40 young lighting designers as winners of the award, from over 120 competition entries submitted by designers across the continent. This category […]

Hancher Auditorium wins IALD Award of Excellence

Hancher Auditorium wins IALD Award of Excellence

CBB is proud to announce that their lighting design for Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa has been honored with a 2017 IALD Award of Excellence. Francesca Bettridge, Michael Hennes and Nira Wattanachote, CBB design team leaders on the project, received the award at the 34th Annual IALD Awards Dinner in Philadelphia, PA. One […]

Planned Parenthood Queens: Continued Recognition

Planned Parenthood Queens: Continued Recognition

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 […]