Award winning architectural lighting design firm looking for a full time Senior Lighting Designer with at least 5 years of relevant work experience in Lighting Design in Manhattan.
Candidate should be a professional who is exceptionally well organized, resourceful, conscientious, dedicated and detail-oriented with very good written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
Qualifications: The role of Lighting Designer requires special knowledge and skills, typically acquired through University study at a Master’s Degree level or through direct work experience.
•Master’s degree or higher in Architecture, Electrical Engineer or related field •5-7 years’ work experience with an understanding in lighting design across architectural, interior and landscape design projects. •Ability to direct and lead staff and crew in lighting projects •Proficiency in AutoCAD •Developed skills in 3D modeling software (Revit, Rhino) •Advanced knowledge in Adobe suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and MS Office •Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and superb ability to multi-task. •Strong sensibility and appreciation for design communication •Time management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
Responsibilities: Lighting Designer duties and responsibilities at L’Observatoire shall include: •Completing all phases of project lighting design, starting from the original conception to final phases •Directing and reviewing the work of Junior Lighting Designers and Lighting Interns •Provide lighting design solutions appropriate to client brief, budget and relevant standards. •Attend client and design team meetings, sometimes involving national and/or international travel. •Prepare presentations to clients •Develop lighting design solutions (i.e. engineering exercise) - lighting calculations, research of fixture alternatives, review of fixture samples, construction of temporary mockups •Oversee the documentation of the lighting design via CAD layouts, lighting details, light fixture schedules, lighting control specifications •Plan and execute lighting mockups as needed throughout the project •Review cost estimates of project lighting specifications and adjust lighting design to meet owner’s budget. •Review construction progress of lighting installation at project site and issue field reports to design team. •Supervise final aiming of light fixtures and lighting controls programming.
We are a New York City-based lighting design office collaborating with prominent architectural firms world-wide. Please visit L'Observatoire's website www.lobsintl.com for a review of our portfolio.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits for full time employees include healthcare, 401K plan, vacation & sick days.
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About L'Observatoire International
L’Observatoire International is a lighting design firm, founded in 1993 by Hervé Descottes.
As architectural lighting designers, our role is to leverage light as a medium through which architectural intentions can be heightened and spaces transformed. With light as our tool, we reveal the aesthetic qualities of a space and accentuate the experience of an environment, creating a bespoke ambiance. We have a unique knowledge of how to combine light with architecture to create an unparalleled immersive atmosphere.
Emphasizing collaboration, L’Observatoire provides lighting design and art direction to a range of spatial expressions comprising of art and cultural institutions, museums, performing arts centers, educational centers, libraries, large-scale public spaces, parks, outdoor environments, private residencies, luxury commercial properties, master plans, hotels and restaurants.