Architectural Lighting Designer

Gary Steffy Lighting Design Inc. - Ann Arbor, MI

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $77,000 a year

Full-time Lighting Design Professional Position at an award-winning firm involved in notable projects. Open to US Citizens. Assistant, Junior, or Senior Lighting Designer based on capabilities and/or prior relevant experience.

Work ScopeInterior and exterior electric lighting and daylighting design for new and restoration projects in commercial, corporate, judicial, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, landscape, residential, and retail settings in the United States.

Specific Skills
Design (required): Capable of normal-power architectural lighting design (proficient in design programming and prioritizing criteria, illuminance and luminance criteria, CRI, CCT, daylight autonomy, subjective impressions, and conveying intent through hand sketching and/or software and/or image boards), with working knowledge of photometry, a sense for style, and understanding of basic design maxims.

Software: Proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD (required), AGi32 (required), Word, Excel, Acrobat, and Photoshop. Familiarity with InDesign, Radiance, SketchUp, and other such tools are a plus, but not a necessity.

Client Relations: Professional phone, email, written, and oral presentation skills.

Language Proficiency (required): reading, writing, speaking English.

Professional Attitude and Respect: Maintain work assignment confidences (required), attend conference calls and meetings in a timely manner, dress according to the situation (client meetings vs. construction site visits), and respect team members and clients.

Certifications/acknowledgements (encouraged): some combination of IES, IALD, LC, LEED-AP, softwares such as Revit certificate, recent awards.

Education (required): Candidate shall have graduated from a 4-year-minimum degreed program in related field or a 4-year-minimum degreed program in any field with master’s degree or prior experience in lighting.

Work Ethic (required): Work individually and as part of studio team to effectively and efficiently meet tight and frequent deadlines. Exhibit a 2D and 3D understanding of spatial and lighting effects. Travel if/as needed to work with primarily US-based clientele.

Thank you for your interest. Only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Revit: 1 year (Required)
  • Design: 1 year (Required)
  • AutoCAD: 1 year (Required)


  • Master's (Preferred)