avatar for Linnaea Tillett

Linnaea Tillett

Tillett Lighting Design Inc.
Founder and Principal
New York, NY USA

Linnaea Tillett, Ph.D. founded her firm, Tillett Lighting Design, 32 years ago, and has become one of the most respected, creative and thoughtful practitioners of the art of lighting design today. She holds a doctorate in environmental psychology and her innovative approach incorporates a thorough understanding of the perceptual, behavioral and psychological effects of light. As a designer and public artist who brings this unique background to a technically complex field, Dr. Tillett has extensive experience crafting highly nuanced lighting programs for landscape, infrastructure. She has forged multi-project collaborations with leading architects and landscape architects, including Maya Lin, Kiki Smith, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Toshiko Mori, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Toshiko Mori, Sasaki Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Olin Studio, Land Collective — as well as artists Kiki Smith and Paula Hayes.