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SARAH FISHER, IALD, LEED BD+C, LC

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Sarah has been obsessed with lighting for as long as anyone in her family can remember. Her career began in theatrical lighting, serving in all capacities, from lighting designer to union stagehand – and everything in between. Prior to pursuing her Master’s degree in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design, she was sidetracked with the opportunity to work as a lighting director in broadcast television. Additionally, she serves on multiple RP committees for the IES, and embraces all facets of a good lighting design challenge. When not obsessing about light, Sarah enjoys exploring New England with her family, listening to music, and is on a quest to find the best fish taco in the region.

EDUCATION

PARSONS – THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
MA Architectural Lighting Design, 2002

SUNY PURCHASE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
BFA Theatrical Lighting Design & Technology, 1994

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LAM PARTNERS INC, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Senior Associate, 2016-Present

AKF
Senior Lighting Designer, 2015-2016

ATELIER TEN
Associate. 2012-2014

INTERFACE ENGINEERING LIGHTING STUDIO
Senior Lighting Designer, 2007-2012
Lighting Designer, 2004-2006

GLUMAC
Senior Lighting Designer, 2006-2007

FOCUS LIGHTING
Lighting Designer, 2003-2004

COSLER THEATER DESIGN
Lighting Designer, 2002-2003

CNN NEW YORK AND FINANCIAL STUDIO
Lighting Director, 1999-2001

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING DESIGNERS
Professional Member

ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
Member
RP-28 Lighting For the Aged and Partially Sighted Committee Member
RP-38 Lighting for Video Conferencing and Presentation Committee Member
Board of Directors, Oregon Section, 2011-2012
Section Secretary, Oregon Section, 2009-2011

NCQLP LIGHTING CERTIFICATION
Lighting Certified

US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
LEED Accredited Professional Building Design and Construction

AWARDS

2014 – IESNA National Award of Merit: The Jackson Laboratory, LEED Gold
2012 – IESNA National Award of Merit & Section Guth Award: University of Portland – Chapel of Christ the Teacher
2010 – IESNA National Ward of Merit: University of Portland – Shiley School of Engineering, LEED Platinum

SELECTED TEACHING AND LECTURES

Guest Lecturer, Parsons The New School for Design, 2013
Guest Lecturer, Columbia University, 2013-2014
AIA+2030: “Illuminating Savings – Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Strategies”
Lecturer, Illuminating Engineering Society, 2011-2012

SELECTED PROJECTS WITH PREVIOUS FIRMS

United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT  (AKF)
MIT Sloan Building, E52 Renovation & Addition, Cambridge MA (Atelier 10)
Boston University School of Law Tower Renovation & Addition, Boston, MA  (Atelier 10)
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, West Hartford, CT  (Atelier 10)
Harvard Business School, Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center, Boston, MA  (Atelier 10)