(USA) – Spearheading art and display lighting design studio, Eileen Pierce brings fifteen years’ interior and exterior experience and award-winning array of projects to SBLD Studio.
Lighting designer Eileen M.E. Pierce has joined SBLD Studio as an associate principal. With fifteen years’ experience, Pierce’s background of interior and exterior lighting encompasses an award-winning array of project types ranging from museums, exhibitions, galleries & private art collections to commercial and private institutions, exterior campuses and parks.
Pierce arrived in New York, by way of Washington DC, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Printmaking and Painting from American University. Initially, Pierce opened a bespoke lighting fabrication studio, and through custom hospitality installations, her passion redirected to the full lighting environment. In time, she pursued her Master‘s Degree in Architectural Lighting at Parsons New School of Design in New York City.
“Eileen is a dynamic and talented lighting designer and we are extremely excited to have her spearhead the firm’s art & display lighting design studio,” said SBLD.
Pierce’s fine arts education has cultivated a special understanding of art lighting. Her distinctive design visualisation has resulted in an impressive portfolio including The Frick Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie’s Rockefeller Center Expansion and The LeFrak Lakeside Center in Prospect Park.
Pierce is a contributor to the soon to be released IESNA Recommended Practices for Museum and Gallery Lighting. Prior to joining SBLD Studio, Pierce honed her management and design skills at Renfro Design Group and Cline Bettridge Bernstein.