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Craig Spring
CRAIG SPRING
PRINCIPAL ________________________________________________________

B.Sc. – ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING (LIGHTING EMPHASIS)
M.Sc. – LIGHTING + PERCEPTION
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO TOP ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING SENIOR AWARD

PROFESSIONAL - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIGHTING DESIGNERS

MEMBER - ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY

LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED) AP

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE LIGHTING PROFESSIONS (NCQLP) – LIGHTING CERTIFIED (LC) PROFESSIONAL

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Craig’s career in lighting originated from several passions, all with a similar thread, “light.” His studies blended architecture and engineering, the psychology of perception, and photography. Each area connects to architectural lighting design on multiple levels, from visualizing how light and shadow will accentuate the building form and texture, to understanding how the atmosphere will affect the end user.

During the architectural engineering program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a focus in lighting design became clear. During this period he studied abroad in an architecture program in Rome that opened his eyes to the influence of light and daylight in architectural spaces. He continued into a graduate program which broadened his exposure in lighting, architecture, sustainable design, daylighting, and the psychology of perception which was a key component of his thesis. During graduate school, he gained tremendous perspective at internships in NYC (FMSP) and San Francisco (Auerbach Glasow French).

Since then, he has worked internationally on a variety of projects, with prestigious firms in Seattle and Sydney, Australia. The breadth of projects he has been involved with ranges from the Sydney Opera House Recording Studio, Australian War Memorial, AWM World War I Gallery, Cairns Entertainment Precinct, Springwood Cultural Center, Whatcom Lightcatcher Art Museum, Ladder Creeks Falls, Susanville Courthouse, and several private residences. A focus on sustainability has continued throughout his career, always looking to further his knowledge on sustainable practices, and becoming a LEED accredited professional. He has written articles for industry publications and presented on topics ranging from uniformity to his sustainable volunteer efforts abroad. He has been awarded the Richard Kelly Award which was established to "recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light,” and highlighted as a part of “The Next Generation of Lighting Luminaries (LD+A, 2010).” To help advance the lighting profession regionally, he is the current IALD Regional Co-coordinator for the Rocky Mountain region.

Key projects and awards that he has been involved with include:

Sydney Opera House - Recording Studio *
Australian War Memorial *
--IALD 2016 Award of Merit
--IES NSW 2015 Award of Excellence
Australian War Memorial - World War One Gallery *
Sydney Opera House - Eastern Shells *
Cairns Entertainment Precinct *
National Gallery Victoria – Master Plan *
Springwood Cultural Center - Theater *
Whatcom Lightcatcher Art Museum **
--IES Paul Waterbury 2010 Award of Excellence
--LEED Gold
Nintendo Corporate Headquarters **
--LEED Gold
Susanville Courthouse **
--LEED Silver
University of Alaska Arena **
Ladder Creek Falls **
--IES Paul Waterbury 2012 Award of Excellence
Mine Shack
--IESNA International Design 2007 Award of Merit

Previous firms: Steesen Varming(*)/Candela(**)