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Architectural Lighting Designer in San Diego, CA at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 12/22/2018

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    San Diego, CA
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Job Description

Watch your work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group! 

Syska Hennessy Group became a forerunner in quality architectural lighting design when our firm established a Lighting Design Studio over 40 years ago. With that innovative edge, we have broad expertise in diverse applications. Our goal with each project is to enhance its architectural features, create a functional lighting and inviting environment that facilitates effective use and performance. We currently have an opportunity for an Architectural Lighting Designer to join our seasoned professionals in our San Diego, CA Lighting Design Studio. 

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Architectural Lighting Designer

Job Responsibilities

As an architectural lighting designer, you will support the lighting studio working towards our designs that are inspiring, demanding and highly collaborative. You will be responsible for providing trade-specific system design: layout, calculations (utilizing appropriate software), and coordination with the designs of other trades (architectural and engineering / internal and external). You will conduct field inspections to determine existing conditions and to coordinate new work.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Create designs from concept through construction administration under the direction of the senior designer(s), perform CAD -drafting for a variety of projects and project sizes
  • Support the design efforts of lighting systems for new installations, system retrofits, system replacement and system upgrades for a wide variety of projects and project types
  • Learn drawing organization and company standards
  • Take ownership of completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of the work assignments
  • Attend project meetings and coordinate lighting design efforts with clients and other project team members
  • Attend continuing education seminars on technical or professional enhancing topics

Architectural Lighting Designer

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will enjoy a team environment and flexible enough to work independently where needed. Candidates for this role will be eager to learn and will expand their knowledge and hands-on experience by challenging themselves and using the highly technical resources around them.

Additional job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited University in Architecture, Interior Design, or Architectural Engineering 
  • Minimum of 4 to 7 years of lighting design experience is required 
  • Proficiency in the latest versions of Auto CAD and Revit is a must
  • Basic working knowledge of AGI 32 or DiaLux Calculation software, Photoshop, InDesign, and Sketch Up, a plus
  • Passion for lighting design and learning is a must

Architectural Lighting Designer


As an employee with Syska Hennessy, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to be the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide our full-time employees with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules

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