Tillotson Design Associates, founded in 2004, is a WBE lighting design consultancy based in New York City. A diverse staff with backgrounds in architecture, interior design, and theater, including several LEED accredited professionals, combine talents to create exemplary work. Together, our four principals provide almost 100 years of lighting expertise. The launch of Tillotson Design Associates came just after Ms. Tillotson completed lighting designs for the Seattle Central Public Library and Prada Beverly Hills with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Collaborating with developers, architects, and interior designers throughout the world, our diverse portfolio includes interior and exterior lighting for corporate headquarters, universities, hotels, libraries, master plans, museums, parks, performance halls, residences, restaurants, and retail establishments. Our clients include some of the most talented architects in the world including seven Pritzker Prize winning architects: Rem Koolhaas (OMA), Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster, SANAA, Christian de Potzamparc, Shigeru Ban, and Frank Gehry.
Our passion for design excellence, meticulous attention to detail, and heavy principal involvement from concept to final focusing contributes to our success. We have no preconceived notions about what works. We welcome new challenges and enjoy the exploration and research of unique materials and ideas. We offer solutions, but encourage collective decision making by the entire design team and client. Our goal is to provide the best possible lighting design service for our clients.
Our architecturally diverse and prestigious clients include: Alexander Gorlin Architects; Allan Greenberg; Architecture Research Office; Asymptote; Bjarke Ingels Group; CDR Studio; Diller Scofidio + Renfro; ENNEAD Architects; Foster + Partners; FX Fowle; Gabellini Sheppard Associates; Gensler; Grimshaw Architects; Haute Architecture; James Carpenter Design Associates; James Corner Field Operations; Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood; Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa - SANAA Ltd; Kliment Halsband Architects; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects; Leven Betts; Morphosis Architects; Office for Metropolitan Architecture; REX; Rogers Partners; Studio V Architecture; SHoP Architects; Weiss Manfredi; West 8 and Work AC.
Tillotson Design Associates, with twenty professional and three administrative staff members, has technical expertise in the following specialty areas:
- custom luminaire design
- exterior building and site lighting
- LEED certification and energy compliance
- restoration, renovation
- computer calculations and simulations
- museums and exhibitions
- master plans and site lighting
We offer a full scope of services from schematic design through the construction phase. In addition to luminaire specifications, shop drawing review, and lighting drawings, our services include production of meticulous working details for custom fixtures and mock-ups, as well as daylighting and computer rendering capabilities. Our team approach allows us to produce cost effective designs in an efficient manner. The accessibility of all team members during all phases of the project assures timely responses.