Anita Jorgensen, IESNA, IALD, LEED, LC has been practicing architectural lighting design in New York for over twenty years. Her background in art history and theatrical lighting design brings a strong sense of aesthetics and drama to her lighting approach. Her hands-on experience gained from extensive exhibition lighting design work translates into specifications for lighting systems which not only meet the immediate lighting requirements, but also provide for durability, ease of maintenance, and long term flexibility.

Anita received a BA in Art History and Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College followed by a grant from the City University of New York to study Italian Renaissance Art and Fine Art in Florence, Italy. Anita received an MFA in Design, accompanied by a Teaching Assistantship, from New York University.

Following graduate school, she joined the lighting design firm of Fisher Marantz Stone, where she spent several years as a designer and project manager. After FMS she became a staff lighting designer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she designed the lighting for special exhibitions, permanent art installations, period rooms and architectural renovations of galleries and offices. Anita's retail experience includes four years as the window display lighting designer for Barneys New York. In addition, she was the lighting designer for special events at New York's historic Rainbow Room and has extensive experience in theatrical lighting.


  • Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society NYC Citation, The Silver Vault Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, Stephen Saitas Designs
  • Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society NYC Award of Merit, Manitoga The Russel Wright Design Center's new Design Gallery, Garrison, NY, Studio Joseph Architects
  • Illumination Award, Illuminating Engineering Society Lumen Award of Merit, National Museum of the American Indian: Americans, Washington, DC, Studio Joseph Architects
  • International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Merit, 225 Park Avenue South Lobby Modernization, New York, NY, Studios Architecture
  • Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award of Merit for Il Gattopardo Restaurant, New York, NY
  • Lumen Award, Illuminating Engineering Society NYC, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, MA, Gwathmey Siegel Architects
  • Themed Entertainment Association Lighting Award for Best Museum, International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Memberships / Teaching

    • Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers
    • Professional Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society
    • LEED Green Associate
    • Member of the International Dark Sky Association
    • Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
    • School of Visual Arts, Guest Lecturer, Architecture and Interior Design programs
    • Parsons the New School for Design, Adjunct Professor, Architecture and Interior Design programs