Nathalie joined Cline Bettridge Bernstein in 2000, having received her M.A. in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design. She became an Associate of the firm in 2007, and was again promoted, to a Senior Associate’s position, at the start of 2013. Since joining the firm she has worked with many talented designers – both the architects who are her clients, and her fellow lighting designers at CBBLD – who inspire her on a daily basis.
Her interest in lighting arose from a lighting design course required as part of her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at Philadelphia University. The qualities that lighting can impart to both interior and exterior environments appealed to her, and from that point became the focus of her studies and career.
Raised in Haiti, Nathalie’s diverse artistic background includes design experience in architecture, interior design and furniture design. Outside of her professional scope, she is a talented designer of custom jewelry. Her innate creativity and technical ability have contributed to CBBLD’s projects in the hospitality, educational, commercial, and residential fields. Her project work at CBBLD is published in numerous design industry magazines, with articles appearing in Architectural Digest, Interior Design and Oculus.
She is an instructor of architectural lighting design courses at the New York School of Interior Design.
Nathalie is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.