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Senior Lighting Designer

Department: Design
Location: New York, NY

The best integrated design firm in the world has an opening for a Senior Designer with a Lighting background.


  • Cleveland, OH
  • New York, NY
  • Other office locations available

As an Senior Architectural Lighting Designer at DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky you will be responsible for applying your architectural lighting design skills and leading project teams in the realization of award-winning design projects. As part of our integrated design teams you create buildings that elevate the human experience through design.

If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset this might be the position for you. DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky is 100% employee owned and as such you’ll enjoy the opportunity to have ownership in the Firm. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen to grow the Firm profitably.

Position Summary

The candidate requires a strong ability to communicate all aspects of architectural lighting [day lighting and artificial], both on the elemental level of spatial experience/atmosphere as well as on a technical level; including calculations and modeling. Project types include but are not limited to performing and cultural arts, historic renovations, healthcare, workplace environments, Government, and higher education.

You will be responsible for:

  • Creating effective graphic communications for clients and colleagues to effectively convey complex conceptual design ideas. 
  • You will design, develop and document various project types. 
  • Additionally, you'll support design projects with exceptional design thinking, project imagery, design research, and project documentation.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Be able to work and present ideas in a team environment as well as self-manage and self-motivate in a creative environment.
  • Possess a high level of proficiency in the production of graphic communication.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in Architectural Lighting Design experience. Please include a resume and portfolio of design projects when applying.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Lighting Design. 
  • Intermediate and demonstrated ability in the use of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
  • Proficient in the use of computer modeling (AGI32 or similar) and rendering software.
  • Proficient in power density and lighting calculations with a strong understanding of aesthetics
  • In-depth knowledge of IESNA guidelines and lighting best practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lighting Certified (LC) and/or IALD Membership.
  • Proficient in the use of Revit and AutoCAD.

DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group | Westlake Reed Leskosky fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter, and at LinkedIn.

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