John Jacobsen IES, LC

Project Lighting Designer

John has a passion for light stemming from his background in the theatre and enjoys sharing his hands-on experience in the art and science of light. In all of his work, John strives to sculpt space and complete an environment that creates an emotional experience for the viewer. John brings innovative ideas to his collaborations and keeps an eye to environmentally friendly practices.

Significant Projects

Education

  • BFA - The Pennsylvania State University

Organizations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Junior Associate
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Lighting Certified by the NCQLP
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology

Awards

  • Confidential Company
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2012
  • Gelber Group

    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2014
  • The University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics
    • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Mer­it Award for Excel­lence in Archi­tec­ture, 2017
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2015
    • AIA Illi­nois Frank Lloyd Wright Hon­or Award, 2016 
    • Build­ing Design + Con­struc­tion – Plat­inum Award for Recon­struc­tion, 2015
    • Soci­ety for Col­lege and Uni­ver­si­ty Plan­ning Hon­or Award for Excel­lence in Plan­ning, 2014
    • Boston Soci­ety of Archi­tects Hon­or Award for Design Excel­lence, 2014
  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2015
    • AIA Cal­i­for­nia Coun­cil Mer­it Award in Adap­tive Reuse/​Renovation/​Historic Preser­va­tion, 2018
    • ENR Mag­a­zine, Nation­al Best of The Best Award, Cul­tur­al Cat­e­go­ry, 2014
    • Los Ange­les Busi­ness Coun­cil Archi­tec­tur­al Awards, Civic Award, 2014
    • Cal­i­for­nia Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion Design Award, Reha­bil­i­ta­tion, 2014
  • USITT Lighting Design Award for Young Designers & Technicians, 2007

  • Hyatt Global Headquarters
    • IES Illu­mi­na­tion Design Award of Mer­it, 2018
  • 40 Under 40 NA

  • Lighting Magazine 40 under 40 2018 (Global)