Senior Lighting Designer, New Haven

About Atelier Ten

Atelier Ten is an international environmental design consultancy and lighting design firm creating high-performance, sustainable buildings. Our award-winning projects give back to the wider environment, conserve resources, and foster innovation.



Our New Haven lighting design studio is expanding and seeking a full-time Senior Lighting Designer to create innovative and effective architectural lighting designs in a multi-disciplinary environment.


Core Responsibilities

  • Design innovative, creative, and complete lighting concepts and present them to clients
  • Actively collaborate in the design, development and production of lighting designs within fee and construction budgets
  • Create and analyze lighting design documentation including renderings, layouts, schedules, calculations, specifications, and drawing packages utilizing a variety of lighting software and tools
  • Coordinate with clients and internal teams to meet project requirements and scope obligations
  • Provide input on company design standards and specifications to improve quality
  • Review and research new products and equipment for incorporation into design specifications
  • Mentor and review the work of junior lighting designers



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in lighting design or related field
  • 3-10+ years’ experience as a professional lighting designer
  • Demonstrated competency and attention to detail in all phases of architectural lighting including: computer drafting, hand drawing, lighting calculations, lighting documentation, and rendering
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, AGI32, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of electrical principles as they relate to lighting, lighting control systems, energy codes, and energy-efficient design principles
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal – and an ability to tailor communication style to diverse audiences
  • Superb at managing time, prioritizing work, and providing timely responses to stakeholders
  • Enthusiasm to collaborate beyond your lighting discipline with other practices within Atelier Ten to develop highly integrated sustainable buildings
  • Experience with LEED or sustainable design projects, understanding of lighting control systems, and familiarity with Lumion, Radiance, or Rhino are a plus


What you can expect from us

  • An engaging, collaborative, and fun workplace
  • Mutual respect and support from colleagues and leadership
  • A firm that values your professional development
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Competitive pay, benefits, and perks


To apply please submit (

  • Resume
  • Cover letter so we can learn a bit about you: (e.g., Why you’re in the market for a new job. What you do for fun. Your favorite vacation. Recent reads…)
  • Reference “New Haven Senior Lighting Designer Application [your name]” in the subject line of your email
  • Please do not send portfolios or call us by phone