Michael D. White IES, LC, EDAC, LEED AP

Senior Lighting Designer

Light is an architectural material to be designed and specified in pursuit of an architectural solution for a customer. Michael White has applied his philosophy of design to a variety of projects including airports, high-end office buildings, museums, churches, restaurants, convention facilities and residences. His diverse background includes business development for deregulated electric utilities, marketing for a major building controls manufacturer, and performance lighting for theater, dance and opera.

As part of a major lighting efficiency study at the Capitol Complex, Michael led a team of designers in developing strategies to significantly reduce lighting energy use in numerous buildings, including the State Office Building. Solutions included replacing inefficient fixtures with new state-of-the-art luminaires, and installation of a lighting control system with a link to the central building management system.

Significant Projects


  • BFA - University of Arizona


  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • LC-Lighting Certified by the NCQLP
  • US Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional
  • Certified in Evidence-Based Design by The Center for Health Design EDAC


  • Mayo Clinic Square

    • IES Illumination Design Award of Merit, 2016
  • Midtown Exchange
    • Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Award, 2006