Available Light continues western expansion

20th June 2022

(USA) – Shortly following the announcement of its new Los Angeles Studio, Available Light (AvLt) is continuing its western expansion with the opening of a new offices in Phoenix, Arizona.

The new studios join existing AvLt studios in Boston, New York, and Raleigh.

Founded in Boston in 1992, Available Light is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a focus on regional growth. Founder and President Steven Rosen said: “When we reach our 25th anniversary, we commissioned a monograph to celebrate our achievements. At 30, we’ve reinvigorated our practice with a strategic growth plan that lets us meet and support our clients at their doorstep.”

The new Phoenix studio will be led by Associate Principal Rachel Gibney. After training as a theatrical lighting designer, Gibney, an Arizona native, has been part of the AvLt team since joining the firm as an intern nearly a decade ago.

She said: “From aesthetics, to wellbeing, to sustainability, we look forward to collaborating with owners, architects, designers, consultants, and contractors to create the best possible architectural and experiential outcomes for everyone who encounters the spaces we light.

“I’m excited to expand Available Light and offer our lighting expertise in life sciences, commercial and other industries in the Phoenix area. In addition to more directly serving clients in the Southwest, we now have an opportunity to contribute to the professional networks that underpin other related regional design industries.”

Rosen continued: “Rachel rapidly climbed the responsibility ladder at AvLt. Over time, she’s deeply absorbed our aesthetic, culture and design process. At the same time, her desire to enhance our technical skills – generating computer daylighting studies, developing virtual real-time 3D presentations, studying the affect of light on humans and more – has made Rachel a real boon to the firm. From higher ed STEM complexes to museums, Rachel uses light to tell meaningful and compelling stories with lasting impact. Her design skills and collaborative spirit will greatly benefit our clients.”


Rachel Gibney, Associate Principal, Available Light