Lighting Designer

Arup - New York, NY (7 months ago)

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At Arup, our team includes some of the most highly respected lighting designers and specialists for the built environment in the world. Due to growth, we are looking to add a Lighting Designer to our team in New York City. You’d be joining our multi-disciplinary office and supporting a wide range of projects. Our teams work portfolio includes the Whitney Museum of America Art, Fulton Center, Cornell Tech Bloomberg Center, and the Jerome L. Green Center at Columbia University. As a lighting designer at Arup, you’d be working on exciting and significant projects, delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on the community and the environment.

Your responsibilities would be:
  • Develop lighting concepts and strategies for projects, with senior team members
  • Giving structure to ideas – concept ideas, diagrams and renderings, spreadsheets, reports and analyses for discussion
  • Collaborate across design disciplines within Arup, and project teams including architects and other consultants
  • Produce lighting modeling including computer and physical models (3-D and 2-D)
  • Develop visual materials to represent lighting designs, including with Photoshop, and AGI32 or Dialux
  • Report writing and document layout in MS Word and InDesign
  • Project designs, laying out luminaires and detailing using Revit
  • Lighting calculations (Architectural and Daylighting)
  • Attending meetings and learning from listening, asking questions and discussion
  • Working with people from other disciplines and/or vendors to gain knowledge on new subjects
  • Be involved in discussions with architects and other design disciplines to develop design ideas, and gain knowledge & experience

  • Bachelor or Master's Degree in Architectural or Interior Design, Lighting, or Architectural Engineering
  • 1+ years of lighting design experience after graduation
  • Core interest in the lighting design industry with an emphasis on Architectural lighting design and/or Daylighting
  • Understanding of lighting fundamentals including photometric quantities, calculation techniques, and light source types
  • Understanding of the design and documentation process such design reports, design and construction drawings, and luminaire schedules or specifications
  • Ability to model in 3D via Revit, Rhino, AutoCAD, and/or Sketchup
  • MS Word, Excel, AGI32 or Dialux, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Conversational and visualization ability to explain spatial design, design character and qualities
  • Experience with Radiance, DIVA, Grasshopper/Honeybee
  • Programming skills and interactive tool development such as, but not limited to Python, C++, PHP, scripting languages
  • Visualization skills such as Virtual Reality environments, 3DS Max, After Effects, Premiere
  • Experience with measurement and automation tools such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, spectrometers
  • Photography and HDR photography skills and calibration understanding
  • Technical writing skills
  • Skilled in hand sketching and computer graphics development such as Adobe Illustrator
  • Membership in IES, IALD, etc. (Arup will pay for these costs)
Arup offers an excellent benefits package including healthcare, 10% 401k match, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO), 9 paid public holidays, tuition reimbursement, and bonus compensation in the form of Profit Share.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to thrive.