Lighting Designer — Entry Level to Three Years
Cambridge MA Studio

We are… a team of talented lighting designers, comprised of architects, engineers, interior designers, industrial designers, and theatrical designers, working in a collaborative, creative, fun, and respectful environment. From our locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we work with the world’s best architects on projects of all types, interior and exterior. We are leaders in developing and applying the latest digital tools to lighting design, such as 3Ds Max, Rhino/Grasshopper, and DIVA. We form a team for each project, so everyone has a chance to learn from our collective experience and work on many project types. Every member of a project team participates in and contributes to the design process. We support everyone's professional development with twice-weekly in-house training sessions, and on an individual basis with personal coaching.

You are… a designer who is passionate about architecture and light, who is looking for challenging and exciting work, and an environment that supports your professional growth.

You are either:

  • A recent graduate, trained in architecture, interior design, architectural engineering, or lighting design
  • A lighting designer with up to three years of experience
  • A designer with up to three years of experience in the field of architecture
Your skills include:
  • An appreciation and understanding of architectural design and building systems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively visualize and communicate design ideas
  • Creative thinking, expressed through completed academic or built design projects
  • An understanding of 3D modeling and advanced design software
  • Clear and effective writing
  • Hand sketching

About Lam Partners

Lam Partners is a well-established architectural lighting design firm, with studios in Cambridge, MA, and Pittsburgh, PA. We combine experience and professionalism nurtured over the nearly 60 years of our firm’s history with the creativity, flexibility, responsiveness, and cutting-edge technical excellence demanded for today’s projects. Our project portfolio is very diverse, covering all types of buildings and exterior environments, located across the US and around the world. Our work includes interior and exterior electric lighting design, and our ongoing legacy of daylighting design. Lam Labs, our R&D venture, provides an outlet for designers to explore ideas outside of typical projects. For more information, please visit:

We believe that a healthy personal life is essential to an effective professional life, and allow for flexible work hours, opportunities to work from home, and consideration of family commitments. In addition to an excellent benefits package, we support our staff’s professional development with generous stipends and time off, and reimbursements for exams, recertification fees, and membership dues.

All applicants should send a resume and portfolio (or a link to online versions) to If you have a connection to a current Lam Partners staff member, please note this in your cover letter.