Renata joined the lighting design team at Cline Bettridge Bernstein in 2007 and became an Associate at the beginning of 2013. She was initially attracted to lighting design while studying at the New York School of Interior Design. On a course assignment to create a light sculpture, she found that she enjoyed working with lighting as she discovered how to manipulate the light to create different settings and moods.
A resourceful and versatile designer, Renata has held key design roles in many CBBLD projects where sustainability is a prime consideration. Her work in this area includes the first law office interiors to achieve LEED certification. Her projects span a broad range, from high-end commercial spaces to budget-conscious public school buildings. In her years at CBBLD, several projects in Renata’s portfolio have been lighting award winners.
What Renata finds most rewarding in her work is a project’s successful outcome – seeing the completed installation and hearing favorable comments from clients and architects. “Every day that I work at CBBLD gives me the chance to learn something new!”