Tillett Lighting Design

Brooklyn, New York | Since 1983

Tillett Lighting Design Inc.
172 North 11th Street, Studio 5, NY 11211 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Phone +1 718 218 6584
Fax +1 718 218 6578


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Tillett Lighting Design
Linnaea Tillett, PhD, IESNA


Linnaea Tillett, PhD, is principal of Tillett Lighting Design Inc., which she founded in 1983 in New York City. A lighting designer and doctor of environmental psychology, she has extensive experience in lighting public landscape, luxury interiors, architecture and art. Her innovative approach incorporates a deep understanding of the perceptual, behavioral and psychological effects of light.

Ms. Tillett has collaborated with leading architects, including Maya Lin, Toshiko Mori, Beyer Blinder Belle, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Olin Studio, and Quennell Rothschild.


Excellence in Design Award 2010, Public Design Commission of the City of New York. Strand Theatre, Brooklyn, New York.

Building Brooklyn Award 2009, Landscape and Open Space. “This Way,” New York, New York.

Lumen Citation and Regional Award 2009, Illuminating Engineering Society. “This Way,” New York, New York.

Design Award; Wayfinding 2009, Society of Environmental Graphic Design. “This Way,” New York, New York.

Project Honor Award 2008, Obra Architects. “Beatfuse!”, Long Island City, New York.

Project Honor Award 2008, Lesser Architects. Project World Mamouth and Pemafrost Museum, Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Russian Federation).

Top Honor Award 2006, The Waterfront Center. Battery Bosque, New York, NY

Honor Award 2006, American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter. Battery Bosque, New York, NY

Lumen Citation and Regional Award 2005, Illuminating Engineering Society. Icepool, Lapland, Finland.

Special Citation for an Urban Element 2005, Boston Society of Architects, AIA: Financial District Streetscape, New York, NY

Citation for Design 2005, Boston Society of Architects, AIA; School of the Holy Child Library, New York, NY

Lumen Citation 2003, Illuminating Engineering Society. Ecliptic/Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Her clients include

City of New York;
Shantou University (China);
Red Star Line Museum (Belgium);
Morgans Hotel Group;
Canadian Center for Architecture;
University of Pennsylvania;
City of Thunder Bay (Canada);
Children’s Defense Fund;
City of Stamford; Trinity College;
Eldridge Street Synagogue;
City of Albuquerque;
First Presbyterian Church of New York;
and numerous private clients.

She has won several light art commissions and also collaborates with artists such as Kiki Smith and Lebbeus Woods.