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 […]

Eventi Complex Nearing Completion

The Eventi, a CBBLD project nearing completion, enlivens the urban streetscape on the Manhattan city block that it covers. This high-end mixed-use complex, located near to NYC’s theater district, includes an upscale hotel, apartments and a food court/restaurant complex with a public, outdoor plaza. A four-story high feature façade with a color-changing light display provides […]

Lighting Design for Healthcare’s Best

Lighting Design for Healthcare’s Best

CBBLD is proud to have been a part of longtime associate DudaPaine Architects’ team on the Duke Integrative Medicine project (Durham, NC), acclaimed as a paradigm for modern healthcare facility design. This new-age clinic, the winner of a 2009 Architectural Lighting Magazine Commendation, has received yet another award – the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 National Design […]

Elegant Lighting for Vegas Luxury

Elegant Lighting for Vegas Luxury

CBBLD designed the lighting for Vdara, a sophisticated new luxury suite-hotel and spa complex in Las Vegas, part of the widely publicized MGM CityCenter development. The CBBLD team worked with an array of architects and interior designers to develop the lighting for this LEED Gold complex, which includes exterior building lighting and interior lighting for the […]

Traxon Technologies’ Designer Spotlight: Cline Bettridge Bernstein

Traxon Technologies’ Designer Spotlight: Cline Bettridge Bernstein

  CBBLD was featured as ‘Traxon Technologies’ “Designer Spotlight” in the fixture manufacturer’s latest e-newsletter. The item praises CBB’s creative design acumen, client service dedication and commitment to sustainability, illustrated in the recent Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Façade Restoration exterior lighting. More specifically, the article pays tribute to the company’s pioneering – and continually developing – […]

CBBLD’s Key Role in NYC’s 101 Best Projects

CBBLD’s Key Role in NYC’s 101 Best Projects

  Richard McMillan’s recently-published book, 101 Cool Buildings: The Best of New York City Architecture 1999-2009 (available from Amazon) documents the most exciting building design work in the City over the past ten years. An index groups these varied buildings by location, and also identifies the architect who designed each project. A distinguishing feature in these projects […]

A bright example for today’s healthcare

A bright example for today’s healthcare

CBBLD was one of only a handful of firms selected for inclusion in the Lighting Journal (a quarterly publication of the UK’s Institution of Lighting Professionals) report on new trends in lighting for healthcare facilities. The article recognizes CBBLD’s design contribution to New York’s Central Harlem Health Center (a project in collaboration with Stephen Yablon Architects) as a leading […]

Energy-efficient Healthcare

Energy-efficient Healthcare

McGraw-Hill Construction’s sustainable design-focused magazine, GreenSource, covered an example of CBBLD’s expertise in energy-efficient lighting design for today’s healthcare facilities (January 2010 issue). The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, employs lighting methodologies that meet the most current sustainability goals. Almost all building occupants have access to natural illumination most […]

Best Office of 2009

Best Office of 2009

New York Construction (a McGraw-Hill Construction publication) recently announced the Royal Bank of Scotland Americas Headquarters Building as 2009’s “Best Office” building. CBBLD designed all interior and exterior lighting for this new, 1,000,000 sq. ft. LEED® Gold pending building. Read New York Construction’s Project of the Year: Office  

GSC Group Offices’ Lighting Design Featured in Illuminate Magazine

GSC Group Offices’ Lighting Design Featured in Illuminate Magazine

The winner of a 2009 Lumen Citation in the Featured Visual Element category, New York financial firm GSC Group’s stylish new offices have received an abundance of media attention. The main visual feature in this project’s design is a two-story digital artwork piece that wraps the core of the floor plate, connecting reception, offices, conference rooms and […]

CBBLD’s Principals Interviewed in New Philips Lighting Publication

CBBLD’s Principals Interviewed in New Philips Lighting Publication

CBBLD Principals Francesca Bettridge and Stephen Bernstein are featured in a new book published by Philips Lighting, entitled Exploring Lighting Cultures: Light and Emotions. This study comprises a series of conversations with 47 acclaimed lighting designers from around the world. Click here here to read the chapter of the book focusing on Francesca and Stephen

CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge Featured in Current Issue of Mondo.arc

CBBLD Principal Francesca Bettridge Featured in Current Issue of Mondo.arc

CBBLD is proud to announce the publication of Techno-Elegant, a feature-length interview with Principal Francesca Bettridge, in the current issue of Mondo.arc Magazine. The article, illustrated with images of Francesca and some of her ground-breaking projects, celebrates her talent, inspiration and commitment to her team at CBB and to outstanding lighting design. Click here to read this captivating study […]

LEDs Conference in San Diego

LEDs Conference in San Diego

On October 20th Michael Hennes chaired a pre-conference, full-day Advanced Lighting summit at the LEDs 2009 conference in San Diego. He was also one of the presenters and moderated a round-table panel discussion at the end of the day. The summit provided an in-depth assessment of LED lighting, from design to commercial applications, providing a great perspective on […]

OHNY Tour at 7 World Trade Center

On October 10th Mitul Parekh led a tour of the night illumination of 7 World Trade Center for Open House New York for a sold-out crowd. This was the fourth year in a row since the building’s opening that CBBLD has led this tour.

A Walking Tour of New York, Illuminated

Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design’s work on Time Warner Center, the Bloomberg Tower (731 Lexington Ave) and 7 World Trade Center are in the news again. The New York Times City Room blog reports on a project of the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNY) to highlight the role of lighting design in architecture. The 2009 IESNY publication of a self-guided tour of New […]

ASHRAE Lighting Sub-Committee

Marty Salzberg has just been confirmed as a voting member of the ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Standard 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee as of July 1. ASHRAE 90.1 is the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. For information about ASHRAE standards, visit:ASHRAE Standards & Guidelines

Slocum Hall, Syracuse University Featured in AIA New York’s Oculus Magazine

The Spring 2009 Issue of Oculus, the AIA New York Chapter’s quarterly magazine, showcases Slocum Hall at Syracuse University – a recent CBBLD project in association with Garrison Architects (NY). The article commends the design team’s expression of the historic building in a fresh, modern, “green” context, emphasizing daylighting, natural ventilation, and open, flexible-use spaces. CBBLD […]

Henry Miller’s Theater featured May 4th in The New York Times

Designed in conjunction with the new LEED®Platinum (pending) One Bryant Park project, Henry Miller’s Theater will be the first new Broadway theater to open in more than 20 years and the first sustainably designed Broadway house. Energy efficient fluorescent, metal halide and halogen light sources are used to create a warm, comfortable interior environment and […]

CBBLD Staff Members Pass LEED Exam

Michael Hennes and Alexis Arnoldi passed the LEED exam and will be LEED Accredited Professionals once they receive their official certificates from the USGBC. They will now be able to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of the LEED program to our design staff when working on LEED projects, and they will provide in-house training on LEED […]

Snuff Mill at New York Botanical Garden featured in The New York Times

Lorillard Snuff Mill is a 3-story historic building located on the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden that originally served as a factory for producing chewing tobacco. It is being renovated into a wedding banquet hall. The project was featured in a recent issue of The New York Times. CBBLD is working on this project […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Featured in Walking Tour

Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, was featured in a walking tour of Rambusch lighting installations in Manhattan as part of that manufacturer’s celebration of its 110th anniversary. CBBLD used Rambusch downlights to illuminate Rose Hall and The Allen Room (pictured at right), the two main performance venues in the complex. For […]

DOE CALiPER Program Guidance Committee Member

Michael Hennes is a new member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s CALiPER guidance committee. The DOE CALiPER program supports testing of commercial solid state lighting (SSL) products available for general illumination.  The program is also working to establish standardized testing procedures and measurements for SSL products. Michael will be attending the committee’s annual conference in […]

One Bryant Park Article

The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is on the cover of HQ, a new magazine for senior executives jointly published by BusinessWeek andArchitectural Record. To view the article, “Bank of America Takes Manhattan”, follow the link to page 30: HQ Winter 2009

Cook+Fox Architects new LEED® Platinum office space Case Study

Cook+Fox Architects new LEED Platinum office space is featured in High Performance Buildings magazine as a case study on sustainable design. CBBLD worked with Cook+Fox to design their low-energy lighting system, which is linked to a dimming control system that adjusts the ambient light level in response to daylight. Innovative electronic metal halide dimming ballasts by Metrolight […]