Jeff’s interest in architectural lighting design grew out of his studies in theatrical lighting. He joined Cline Bettridge Bernstein in 2007, after earning his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from the Department of Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was promoted to the position of Associate at the beginning of 2013.
In the architectural lighting field, Jeff sees countless opportunities to explore ways in which light affects people’s environments. Jeff was drawn to a career with CBBLD because of the firm’s extensive range of projects and its demonstrated ability to enhance each of these projects with lighting. He considers his knowledge of theatrical lighting to be a facet of his design capability that adds value and innovation to projects across all market sectors, and enjoys transposing his unique outlook on lighting into the architectural realm.
This specialized approach brings inspiration to CBB projects including arts venues, academic buildings and commercial office towers. Two of Jeff’s recent projects were both winners of multiple lighting awards, including Lumen Citations, IES Illumination Awards and Architectural Lighting Magazine Citations for Best Use of Color and Daylighting.
Jeff coordinates and teaches “Fundamentals of Lighting,” a course offered by the IES for newcomers to the lighting design field. In addition, he instructs classes at the New York School of Interior Design.