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 […]

Hancher Auditorium’s Grand Opening

Hancher Auditorium’s Grand Opening

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 […]

Nathalie Faubert is IESNYC Member of the Month

Nathalie Faubert is IESNYC Member of the Month

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 […]

illumni interviews CBB’s Stephen Bernstein

illumni interviews CBB’s Stephen Bernstein

Online magazine illumni interviewed CBB Principal Stephen D. Bernstein as part of their ongoing feature, “Where are we now?” In this series of informal interviews, the webzine asks key lighting professionals for their thoughts on the industry’s and the public’s perception of a lighting designer’s importance in the success of architectural projects. Click here to […]

Planned Parenthood Queens in the NY Times

Planned Parenthood Queens in the NY Times

An article in the New York Times’ weekly “Building Blocks” column commends the new Planned Parenthood Queens Diane L. Max Health Center for providing a positive, welcoming healthcare resource to its community.  CBBLD’s lighting design for the project  – a collaboration with Stephen Yablon Architecture – conveys a theme of brightness and optimism. The project […]

Jeff Hoenig receives IESNYC Special Award

Jeff Hoenig receives IESNYC Special Award

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 […]

Lighting for Well Living

Lighting for Well Living

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 […]

Francesca Bettridge included on Parsons “Light Years” symposium panel

Francesca Bettridge included on Parsons “Light Years” symposium panel

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 […]

Lighting NYC’s model for post-disaster housing

Lighting NYC’s model for post-disaster housing

The New York Times’ October 19, 2015 issue’s Metro/Region Section features an article on a modular post-disaster housing prototype for New York City.  CBBLD is the lighting consultant for the prototype  units, a project in collaboration with Garrison Architects. CBBLD’s lighting solution for the prototype relies on cost-effective, low-maintenance fixtures, anticipating a scenario of insufficient […]

A tailored approach to the lighting of Angelo, Gordon’s London offices

A tailored approach to the lighting of Angelo, Gordon’s London offices

The article Fine Tailoring in Interior Design’s annual art issue (August 2015) showcases Angelo, Gordon’s largest European office.  CBBLD is the lighting consultant for the global investment firm’s new offices, which occupy the second floor of a new, mixed-use building on London’s prestigious Savile Row. CBBLD worked with Stephen Yablon Architects to provide a lighting […]

Stephen Bernstein talks lighting in A/L Magazine video feature

Stephen Bernstein talks lighting in A/L Magazine video feature

CBBLD Principal Stephen D. Bernstein is featured twice in Architectural Lighting Magazine’s September/October 2015 issue. The online edition of the magazine features a One-on-One video interview, in which Stephen talks about his start in the lighting design industry and shares personal insight into what inspires his project work. In the same issue (both print and […]

Worldwide coverage of Stapleton Library’s lighting

Worldwide coverage of Stapleton Library’s lighting

Interest continues in CBBLD’s lighting design for the Stapleton Library which was  honored with two prestigious 2015 lighting awards, and featured as an Archtober 2014 Building of the Day. The project is now featured in two more magazines: Architectural Lighting Magazine’s September/October 2105 issue (both on-line and print editions) includes a feature article on the project, entitled Second […]

Grace Church Lighting Featured at OHNY

Grace Church Lighting Featured at OHNY

CBBLD Principal Stephen D. Bernstein will discuss the renovation of Grace Church with Kevin Daly of Walter B. Melvin Architects, in a seminar presented for the 2015 Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend.  The seminar, presented by the Illuminating Engineering Society’s New York City Section (IESNYC), explores the restoration and relighting of the church, an […]

Archtober 2015: CBBLD “Buildings of the Day”

Archtober 2015: CBBLD “Buildings of the Day”

CBBLD’s lighting design is again represented in the 2015 Archtober “Building of the Day” calendar.  Now in its fifth year, the AIA New York Section’s month-long celebration of NYC architecture has featured multiple CBBLD projects annually since the festival’s 2011 inception.   Archtober 2015 highlights two more CBBLD projects: Bronx Community College North Hall and Library […]

IES Brilliance Award for CBBLD’s Marty Salzberg

IES Brilliance Award for CBBLD’s Marty Salzberg

CBBLD Senior Associate Marty Salzberg is the 2015 winner of the IES New York Section’s Brilliance Award.  This award honors “dedicated service and contribution to the NYC lighting community.” The presenter at the Lumen Awards Gala on June 18 commended Marty for her enduring “dedication to improving and refining our lighting industry’s standard of excellence.” […]

330 Hudson Street’s Lighting Wins 2015 Lumen Award

330 Hudson Street’s Lighting Wins 2015 Lumen Award

CBBLD is the recipient of a 2015 Lumen Award of Merit, for the lobby lighting design at 330 Hudson Street, New York City – a LEED Gold project. The design seamlessly integrates architectural lighting and media art into a compelling environmental experience for visitors entering the building.  The lobby’s architectural lighting interacts with the video […]

Stapleton Library Award Featured in Illumni

Stapleton Library Award Featured in Illumni

CBBLD’s 2015 IALD Award of Merit for the Stapleton Library project is featured on the home page of the online magazine Illumni’s June 10 edition.  Click the “read more” link provided on this page for a full, illustrated description of the project’s lighting design.  

CBBLD’s First Lighting Award of 2015

CBBLD’s First Lighting Award of 2015

CBBLD is delighted to announce this year’s first lighting award – an International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Award of Merit.  The award honors a major upgrade of the Stapleton Library, a Staten Island branch of the New York Public Library.  The project includes both a renovation of the original, landmarked Carnegie Library building, and […]

CBBLD Projects Shown in “Built by Women NYC” Exhibit

CBBLD Projects Shown in “Built by Women NYC” Exhibit

Five CBBLD projects are on display as part of the month-long Built by Women NYC Exhibition, at the New York City Center for Architecture.  The featured projects include the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Facade Renovation, the Richard B. Fisher Building at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seven World Trade Center (shown from left to […]

Speaking out: certification for lighting designers

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Speaking out:  certification for lighting designers

CBBLD Senior Associate Marty Salzberg participated in the February 18, 2015 Designers’ Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) program entitled “Taking Sides.”  The event, geared towards designers and students, was a fast-paced debate of five hot topics in the lighting design industry. The topics and each speakers’ position on these topics were randomly assigned.   Marty […]

Presenting the latest in residential lighting

Presenting the latest in residential lighting

  CBBLD Senior Associate Nathalie Faubert participated in the January 28, 2015 Designers’ Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) event entitled “Illuminating Residential Projects II.”  The workshop, geared to interior designers, offered participants the opportunity to explore how LEDs can enhance residential designs. Nathalie worked hands-on with attendees to demonstrate the impact of different LED […]

AIA Connecticut Recognizes Three CBBLD Projects

AIA Connecticut Recognizes Three CBBLD Projects

CBBLD is proud to have worked with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects on three projects recognized at the AIA Connecticut State Chapter’s 2014 design awards. St. Katahrine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University of Louisiana (shown above, right) and New Haven’s Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School both received citations, and The Theatre School at DePaul University (shown […]

Francesca Bettridge Featured in A/L Magazine Online Interview

Francesca Bettridge Featured in A/L Magazine Online Interview

Architectural Lighting (AL) Magazine’s online publication of December 8, 2014 features CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge in a one-on-one interview. In the video Francesca reflects on her entry into the lighting design field, the highlights of her project work, and her advice to emerging lighting designers.  View interview video

Four CBBLD Projects Win 2014 IES Illumination Awards

Four CBBLD Projects Win 2014 IES Illumination Awards

Images above: Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University (top left); Stocking Hall Addition & Renovation, Cornell University (top right); The Theatre School at DePaul University (bottom left); Eaton center (bottom Right) Following CBBLD’s success in the Lumen Awards 2014 (see news post), the firm was again honored, this time with four 2014 IES Illumination Awards: •    Baldwin […]

CBBLD Projects: Archtober “Buildings of the Day”

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CBBLD Projects: Archtober “Buildings of the Day”

Three CBBLD lighting design projects were each featured as “Building of the Day” in the AIA New York Section’s 2014 Archtober festival – an annual, month-long celebration of NYC’s architectural highlights: Stapleton Library (shown at right)– the upgrade of the New York Public Library’s Stapleton branch in Staten Island, which includes a new, 7,000 SF […]

CBBLD Project a Conde Nast Traveler Cover Story

CBBLD Project a Conde Nast Traveler Cover Story

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 Represented on Lumen Award Winners’ Panel

CBBLD Represented on Lumen Award Winners’ Panel

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 CBBLD Projects in US Airways Magazine

Two CBBLD Projects in US Airways Magazine

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 […]

LUXE Magazine Cover Story Features CBBLD Project

LUXE Magazine Cover Story Features CBBLD Project

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 […]

Developer Post Road Residential “Hooked” on CBBLD’s Lighting

Developer Post Road Residential “Hooked” on CBBLD’s Lighting

Post Road Residential, the owner/developer of 75 Tresser Condominium in Stamford, Connecticut was delighted with CBB’s lighting design. Founder Andy Montelli expressed his appreciation in an email to CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge, stating, “The ‘mohawk’ is awesome.  I am hooked now. . . . Thank you for your superb work.  You are skilled and talented and I […]

BAM Awarded White House Arts Medal

BAM Awarded White House Arts Medal

The team at Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design congratulates The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on being the recipient of a 2013 National Medal of Arts.  The medal is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the US government, in recognition of “outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in […]

CBBLD Honored at 2014 Lumen Awards

CBBLD Honored at 2014 Lumen Awards

Images above: Baldwin Auditorium Renovation, Duke University (left) and The Theatre School at DePaul University (right)          CBBLD is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of two Lumen Awards of Merit for 2014.   The Lumen Awards are sponsored by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North […]

Lighting Design for NCSU’s Student Union

The first phase of the newly expanded Talley Student Union at North Carolina State University opened in early 2014.  CBBLD’s lighting design for this facility, which was designed by Duda/Paine Architects of Durham, North Carolina and Cooper Carry & Associates of Atlanta, Georgia, meets the project’s energy target for an anticipated LEED Silver certification and […]

Lighting a New Ambulatory Care Center in NYC

Lighting a New Ambulatory Care Center in NYC

A full-scale mock-up of the curtain wall facade for a new Ambulatory Care Center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, now in design, is lifted into place at the 69th Street and York Avenue site in New York City.   The complex glass skin, with internal wood slats and exterior frit, was designed by Pei Cobb Freed & […]

Marty Salzberg’s ASHRAE Work

Marty Salzberg’s ASHRAE Work

CBBLD Senior Associate Marty Salzberg continues to serve as an IALD representative to the ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee.  Marty is currently part of ASHRAE’s update and overhaul of the lighting section to be included in the 2016 Standard. Her 28 years of lighting design experience informs her committee work, whose goal is to ensure the […]

Green lighting: CBBLD at the forefront

Green lighting: CBBLD at the forefront

CBBLD Principal Stephen Bernstein was the organizer and moderator of a workshop entitled “Lighting: What’s Here; What’s Next?” at the BuildingsNY/GreenBuildingsNY Conference 2011, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center at the end of March. In this session, Stephen led a panel of lighting industry experts, who provided attendees with: an up-to-date overview of current lamp and […]

Starring at ELA 2011, Mexico City …

Starring at ELA 2011, Mexico City …

CBB Principal Francesca Bettridge was featured as the keynote speaker at the Expo Lighting America (ELA) 2011 Conference in February. Held at Mexico City’s Banamex Center, the event marked the first conference in Latin America to be dedicated solely to the lighting profession. ELA hosted lighting industry design and manufacturing professionals, as speakers at the symposium. Francesca’s presentation, […]

Bar Basque: life imitates art

Bar Basque: life imitates art

Bar Basque– a recent CBBLD project in collaboration with Philip Koether Architects – is featured in the January-February 2011 issue of Hospitality Designmagazine. The concept for this venue is the brainchild of Syd Mead, a famed “visual futurist” and art director of science fiction-themed films (Blade Runner). The rich, elegant appeal of the venue itself is […]

A bright, new look for modern healthcare

A bright, new look for modern healthcare

The upbeat, non-institutional design of this renovated health center belies the traditional architecture of the building that houses it. The interior renovation of the 7,000 sq. ft. space has produced a state-of-the-art healthcare center with a tranquil, welcoming ambience. CBBLD’s lighting design played a vital role in the creation of this bright, reassuring environment – even on the […]

Stephen Bernstein Gets Green Light

Stephen Bernstein Gets Green Light

CBBLD Principal Stephen Bernstein was selected to join the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of Green Light New York, Inc., an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is “to promote high-quality, energy efficient lighting in New York City.” The Group’s first goal is the creation of a center which will provide a range of training, guidance and support resources to […]