Nira brings to her project work a unique set of design skills that balance aesthetic creativity with technical expertise. She joined the Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design team in 2000, became an Associate of the firm in 2006, and was promoted to Senior Associate at the start of 2013.
In her previous work in interior design, Nira came to realize that lighting makes the difference between a good project and a truly inspired one. “Successful lighting transforms the way that people experience and perceive architecture,” she says.
This discovery is something that she expresses not just in words, but in the design of her projects. At CBBLD, she has been a key design team member in numerous award-winning projects, earning multiple IALD, IIDA and Lumen Awards, as well as a GE Edison Award.
Nira’s project experience includes high-end corporate office buildings, large-scale hospitality and residential complexes, and performing arts centers. Her expertise in custom fixture design for her projects combines innovation with practicality and an expert knowledge of energy-efficient lighting design techniques.
She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design, where she has also taught AGI classes for the school’s Master of Fine Arts program.