Available Light

Available Light Available Light is an innovative, award-winning Lighting Design firm with Offices in Boston, New York, and Raleigh. Available Light is an innovative, award-winning Lighting Design firm.

Our fields of specialization include:

* Museum Exhibition Lighting Design
* Architectural Lighting Design
* Special Event & Trade Show Exhibit Lighting Design & Production

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Available Light celebrates 16 years with Derek Barnwell, Managing Principal, Raleigh Studio!From Matt Zelkowitz: Derek i...
09/21/2021

Available Light celebrates 16 years with Derek Barnwell, Managing Principal, Raleigh Studio!

From Matt Zelkowitz: Derek is the person I go to when I need someone who can look at the same thing I am looking at and see something different. He turns possibilities into reality with his energy and commitment to the project. His experience and focus on the design intent allows the team to navigate both the design and construction challenges that invariably pop up.

Derek’s willingness to share his experience and insight is invaluable in guiding our team’s approach; much of Available Light comes to lighting through theater, Derek comes from rock n’ roll! If lighting is a language, we speak the same one but with different accents. Derek’s accent on lighting helps us think about things differently in a way that collaborating firms can view their projects with a fresh perspective.

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Available Light celebrates 16 years with Derek Barnwell, Managing Principal, Raleigh Studio!

From Matt Zelkowitz: Derek is the person I go to when I need someone who can look at the same thing I am looking at and see something different. He turns possibilities into reality with his energy and commitment to the project. His experience and focus on the design intent allows the team to navigate both the design and construction challenges that invariably pop up.

Derek’s willingness to share his experience and insight is invaluable in guiding our team’s approach; much of Available Light comes to lighting through theater, Derek comes from rock n’ roll! If lighting is a language, we speak the same one but with different accents. Derek’s accent on lighting helps us think about things differently in a way that collaborating firms can view their projects with a fresh perspective.

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Available Light celebrates 20 years with Matt Zelkowitz, Managing Principal, Boston Studio!From Derek Barnwell: When I l...
09/14/2021

Available Light celebrates 20 years with Matt Zelkowitz, Managing Principal, Boston Studio!

From Derek Barnwell: When I look up patience, selflessness, and/or generosity in the dictionary, and I have, Matt’s picture appears in every instance (don’t try this at home). In the nearly twenty years I have known Matt, he has exemplified a calm that very few of us have been able to attain. Our pace is hectic, our client’s expectations are high, our time is limited and yet through it all, he can create that “take a deep breath” moment that we all need in our day, enabling those around him to focus and get it right it. I think of him as the proverbial “glue” that helps keep us together. His depth of experience, design vision, and generous spirit, provides an invaluable resource for us to draw upon and learn. He inspires me to be better every day!

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Available Light celebrates 20 years with Matt Zelkowitz, Managing Principal, Boston Studio!

From Derek Barnwell: When I look up patience, selflessness, and/or generosity in the dictionary, and I have, Matt’s picture appears in every instance (don’t try this at home). In the nearly twenty years I have known Matt, he has exemplified a calm that very few of us have been able to attain. Our pace is hectic, our client’s expectations are high, our time is limited and yet through it all, he can create that “take a deep breath” moment that we all need in our day, enabling those around him to focus and get it right it. I think of him as the proverbial “glue” that helps keep us together. His depth of experience, design vision, and generous spirit, provides an invaluable resource for us to draw upon and learn. He inspires me to be better every day!

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Labor Day has passed, Autumn is in the air, and our own, Steven Rosen and John Delfino are back in school co-teaching li...
09/08/2021

Labor Day has passed, Autumn is in the air, and our own, Steven Rosen and John Delfino are back in school co-teaching lighting design in Fashion Institute of Technology's Masters program in Exhibition and Experience Design. It is a privilege to introduce a new group of super-talented student designers to the nuance and beauty of form-revealing light.

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Labor Day has passed, Autumn is in the air, and our own, Steven Rosen and John Delfino are back in school co-teaching lighting design in Fashion Institute of Technology's Masters program in Exhibition and Experience Design. It is a privilege to introduce a new group of super-talented student designers to the nuance and beauty of form-revealing light.

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Happy September! This month marks the work anniversaries of our own Matt, Derek and Lindsay. Combined, these three talen...
09/02/2021

Happy September! This month marks the work anniversaries of our own Matt, Derek and Lindsay. Combined, these three talents have been with Available Light for a total of 38 years!

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Happy September! This month marks the work anniversaries of our own Matt, Derek and Lindsay. Combined, these three talents have been with Available Light for a total of 38 years!

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Available Light celebrates 3 years with Nastassia Ortiz, Associate!From John Delfino: From the day she stepped into the ...
08/18/2021

Available Light celebrates 3 years with Nastassia Ortiz, Associate!

From John Delfino: From the day she stepped into the New York studio, Nastassia has injected energy and enthusiasm into our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s a heated pop culture debate (which often leads in nerdy directions) or a good-natured complaint about how cold it is up here and “THIS IS WHY FLORIDA IS BETTER,” you can always count on Nastassia to put her whole self into any interaction. This is particularly evident in her strong work ethic — you can always rely on her help — and on her willingness to be open and direct with you about a design idea. (Her amazing homemade Coquito isn’t too bad, either, just saying.) It’s always a pleasure hearing from Nastassia. I am excited to continue to get her input far into the future.

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Available Light celebrates 3 years with Nastassia Ortiz, Associate!

From John Delfino: From the day she stepped into the New York studio, Nastassia has injected energy and enthusiasm into our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s a heated pop culture debate (which often leads in nerdy directions) or a good-natured complaint about how cold it is up here and “THIS IS WHY FLORIDA IS BETTER,” you can always count on Nastassia to put her whole self into any interaction. This is particularly evident in her strong work ethic — you can always rely on her help — and on her willingness to be open and direct with you about a design idea. (Her amazing homemade Coquito isn’t too bad, either, just saying.) It’s always a pleasure hearing from Nastassia. I am excited to continue to get her input far into the future.

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Available Light celebrates 4 years with Hess Smith, Associate!From Ben Wilson: There is never a dull moment when Hess is...
08/10/2021

Available Light celebrates 4 years with Hess Smith, Associate!

From Ben Wilson: There is never a dull moment when Hess is around. His energy and charisma are contagious. When I started at Available Light, Hess was the person I looked to for guidance and I continue to do so. I am impressed by his poise and confidence. Whether proposing a new lighting idea (or five!), finding the perfect place for lunch (Mariel anyone?), or making a well-timed coffee run, Hess is on top of it. He is an invaluable friend and colleague. I look forward to seeing what the future holds!

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Available Light celebrates 4 years with Hess Smith, Associate!

From Ben Wilson: There is never a dull moment when Hess is around. His energy and charisma are contagious. When I started at Available Light, Hess was the person I looked to for guidance and I continue to do so. I am impressed by his poise and confidence. Whether proposing a new lighting idea (or five!), finding the perfect place for lunch (Mariel anyone?), or making a well-timed coffee run, Hess is on top of it. He is an invaluable friend and colleague. I look forward to seeing what the future holds!

#availablelightinc
#lightingdesign
#availablelightstaffshine

Available Light celebrates 4 years with Alex Fabozzi, Associate!From Rachel Gibney: Alex has been a great asset to our t...
07/22/2021

Available Light celebrates 4 years with Alex Fabozzi, Associate!

From Rachel Gibney: Alex has been a great asset to our team over the last 4 years. I am constantly impressed by his ability to be so well versed in so many programs. Whenever there is a new challenge presented for a project, I turn to him first because he either already has the technical skills to conquer it or he will learn it in about 5 minutes. In addition to his technical skills, he is one of the most thoughtful designers I have ever worked with. He keeps the design intent at the center of everything we do. He doesn’t get distracted by all the curve balls that can happen throughout a project’s lifespan and is always staying true to the project goals. Overall he is a pleasure to work with and I am proud to have him as part of our amazing Available Light team. Happy Anniversary!

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Available Light celebrates 4 years with Alex Fabozzi, Associate!

From Rachel Gibney: Alex has been a great asset to our team over the last 4 years. I am constantly impressed by his ability to be so well versed in so many programs. Whenever there is a new challenge presented for a project, I turn to him first because he either already has the technical skills to conquer it or he will learn it in about 5 minutes. In addition to his technical skills, he is one of the most thoughtful designers I have ever worked with. He keeps the design intent at the center of everything we do. He doesn’t get distracted by all the curve balls that can happen throughout a project’s lifespan and is always staying true to the project goals. Overall he is a pleasure to work with and I am proud to have him as part of our amazing Available Light team. Happy Anniversary!

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Available Light celebrates 6 years with John Delfino, Associate!From Ted Mather: John is my call guy. My “Hey John” for ...
06/23/2021

Available Light celebrates 6 years with John Delfino, Associate!

From Ted Mather: John is my call guy. My “Hey John” for everything from, How do I edit the text in the new symbols to where do we get good coffee in Meridian, Mississippi to what lens film did we use in the Guadalcanal exhibit? And I knew even before I asked if he had a 10-pin Cinch-Jones to USB-C adapter, that he’d find one. For six years, John has been my right hand man through a vast range of projects from natural history dioramas to abstract Olympic touches to rooftop lighting features. John has always been resourceful, enthusiastic, and willing to take on any challenge. No matter how outlandish the project, John wrestles it to the ground, and gets it done in time. John has been very successful working with all of our clients, and continues to grow with every new project. And perhaps the most important asset - he’s a terrific dinner companion.

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Available Light celebrates 6 years with John Delfino, Associate!

From Ted Mather: John is my call guy. My “Hey John” for everything from, How do I edit the text in the new symbols to where do we get good coffee in Meridian, Mississippi to what lens film did we use in the Guadalcanal exhibit? And I knew even before I asked if he had a 10-pin Cinch-Jones to USB-C adapter, that he’d find one. For six years, John has been my right hand man through a vast range of projects from natural history dioramas to abstract Olympic touches to rooftop lighting features. John has always been resourceful, enthusiastic, and willing to take on any challenge. No matter how outlandish the project, John wrestles it to the ground, and gets it done in time. John has been very successful working with all of our clients, and continues to grow with every new project. And perhaps the most important asset - he’s a terrific dinner companion.

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IALD Blue Ribbon Bash is back! Join Steven Rosen and Jill Cody for a pre- and post-award celebration to support the IALD...
06/17/2021

IALD Blue Ribbon Bash is back! Join Steven Rosen and Jill Cody for a pre- and post-award celebration to support the IALD Education Trust.

On June 24, 2021- 1 hour before and immediately following the IALD online Awards presentation at 11pm BST London • 6pm EDT Boston • 3pm PDT Seattle • 7am JST Tokyo • 8am AEST Sydney • UTC-5 everywhere else, please consider participating in the event to support the future of the Lighting Design profession. Click on link below.
https://bit.ly/3gaBHxv
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IALD Blue Ribbon Bash is back! Join Steven Rosen and Jill Cody for a pre- and post-award celebration to support the IALD Education Trust.

On June 24, 2021- 1 hour before and immediately following the IALD online Awards presentation at 11pm BST London • 6pm EDT Boston • 3pm PDT Seattle • 7am JST Tokyo • 8am AEST Sydney • UTC-5 everywhere else, please consider participating in the event to support the future of the Lighting Design profession. Click on link below.
https://bit.ly/3gaBHxv
#ialdblueribbon #iald #ialdawards2021 #ialdedtrust

Today, Available Light celebrates 2 years with Ben Wilson, Designer!From Hess Smith: Ben Wilson (known only by his initi...
06/10/2021

Today, Available Light celebrates 2 years with Ben Wilson, Designer!

From Hess Smith: Ben Wilson (known only by his initials BGW—pronounced Buh-Guh-Wuh, which just rolls off the tongue) is a joy to work with and makes our company *ahem* brighter. When I joined Available Light in 2017, Ben was just finishing his summer internship. While we only overlapped for a few weeks at the time, he became an immediate friend. He clearly demonstrated that he was and still is a knowledgeable person that I could look to for guidance. Two years had passed and thankfully, he returned back to Available Light. Ben has continued to grow in his role, making our company an even better and more enjoyable place. He is always willing to lend a hand, is an incredibly talented and hard-working designer, and is a great friend. I look forward to what the next 2 years might bring. Happy Anniversary!
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Today, Available Light celebrates 2 years with Ben Wilson, Designer!

From Hess Smith: Ben Wilson (known only by his initials BGW—pronounced Buh-Guh-Wuh, which just rolls off the tongue) is a joy to work with and makes our company *ahem* brighter. When I joined Available Light in 2017, Ben was just finishing his summer internship. While we only overlapped for a few weeks at the time, he became an immediate friend. He clearly demonstrated that he was and still is a knowledgeable person that I could look to for guidance. Two years had passed and thankfully, he returned back to Available Light. Ben has continued to grow in his role, making our company an even better and more enjoyable place. He is always willing to lend a hand, is an incredibly talented and hard-working designer, and is a great friend. I look forward to what the next 2 years might bring. Happy Anniversary!
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Summer has begun and so has our new summer intern, Michael D. Winston. Michael is a recent graduate from the University ...
06/07/2021

Summer has begun and so has our new summer intern, Michael D. Winston. Michael is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland with an M.F.A. in Lighting Design. Born and raised in Seattle Washington, he grew up spending most of his time playing sports and video games with his friends, as well as seeing theatre in the city with his parents. In his undergraduate career at Arizona State University, Michael found a strong love for storytelling through lighting design. In graduate school, Michael continued to develop his storytelling skills while also beginning the bulk of his lighting design career, designing several mainstage theatre, opera, and dance performances. Recently, he designed two dance pieces called Frequency Machines and Fabulosity. Michael is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Available Light for the summer as a chance to expand his lighting design knowledge. His work can be found at www.michaeldwinston.com.

Welcome, Michael!!
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Summer has begun and so has our new summer intern, Michael D. Winston. Michael is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland with an M.F.A. in Lighting Design. Born and raised in Seattle Washington, he grew up spending most of his time playing sports and video games with his friends, as well as seeing theatre in the city with his parents. In his undergraduate career at Arizona State University, Michael found a strong love for storytelling through lighting design. In graduate school, Michael continued to develop his storytelling skills while also beginning the bulk of his lighting design career, designing several mainstage theatre, opera, and dance performances. Recently, he designed two dance pieces called Frequency Machines and Fabulosity. Michael is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Available Light for the summer as a chance to expand his lighting design knowledge. His work can be found at www.michaeldwinston.com.

Welcome, Michael!!
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With a heavy heart, we send our own Meg McCann Arbo best wishes as she launches into retirement. We have so appreciated ...
06/02/2021

With a heavy heart, we send our own Meg McCann Arbo best wishes as she launches into retirement. We have so appreciated how our Project Accountant brought joy and laughter to Available Light. Meg loved what we do and she was thrilled to be part of our team. She will be missed—not only for her outstanding and detailed work—but for being the fun, lively, and thoughtful individual that she is. “Happy Retirement, Meg!”, we already miss you.
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With a heavy heart, we send our own Meg McCann Arbo best wishes as she launches into retirement. We have so appreciated how our Project Accountant brought joy and laughter to Available Light. Meg loved what we do and she was thrilled to be part of our team. She will be missed—not only for her outstanding and detailed work—but for being the fun, lively, and thoughtful individual that she is. “Happy Retirement, Meg!”, we already miss you.
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We Are Imagination meets decades of lighting design experience. Our team of highly skilled designers is infused with creative vision, armed with technical savvy & fired with enthusiasm. Sustainable and efficient. Available Light is intensely focused on creating environments that consume less energy and are LEED compliant while beating the demanding financial challenges that owners face. Dynamic solutions. Visual drama is the hallmark of our work as we develop concepts into a visual fabric that is vibrant and entertaining. Collaborators and team members. We work with our clients to transform their vision into extraordinary environments. Since 1990, Available Light has created compelling, innovative, and economical lighting solutions for wildly diverse project types around the globe: from medical centers to marine museums, five star hotels to fashion industry events, high end residences to helicopter tradeshows, and from corporate boardrooms to college lecture halls. We provide a set of comprehensive design services taking projects from schematic design to occupancy. The Available Light design team has combined experience in architecture, theater, computer automation, lighting control & interface design, equipment specification, and special events production. Our services include a comprehensive delivery of the design phase process from master planning and documentation through to final lighting equipment adjustment and maintenance schedules. Our team is expert in LEED accreditation management, photometric calculations, computer daylight studies & simulations, photographic representations, and mock-up production. Our team is committed to providing the precise specifications, accurate budgeting, and timely work products essential to any successful project. Our goal at Available Light is to balance creativity, adept technical solutions, and common sense. We work as a team, to deliver our skills and experience in the service of our client's vision.

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Available Light is an innovative, award-winning Lighting Design firm. Our fields of specialization include: * Museum Exhibition Lighting Design * Architectural Lighting Design * Special Event & Trade Show Exhibit Lighting Design

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Celebrate the red today folks. It is for my industry, the one that kinda does not exist anymore. If you can, put a red light on and a picture on here to help show that someone out there actually cares about us. I simply want to go back to work. Thinking my wifey wants the same!!!!!!!!
"Don't care how they do it in LA" ? This is the fabulous Producer / PM - Lynda deZorzi showing how we fight COVID-19 in NYC. (at a social distance, of course) Can't wait to get back & work with y'all again !