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Leland Curits Jr Associate IALD

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Lighting Designer
Detroit, MI USA

Leland Curtis is a lighting designer with a background in both architectural design and building system engineering. This experience enables him to blend the artistic and technical aspects of specialty lighting design to craft solutions that use both electric light and natural daylight. As part of his design process he explores and implements data-driven parametric workflows to better inform sustainable architectural design. His project related responsibilities include conveying conceptual ideas to clients and design teams, developing and optimizing electric lighting and architectural façade systems, documenting solutions and managing projects deliverables. Several notable projects in his career include the Mississauga Microsoft Technical Center, the GM Design Dome Renovation and the Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport Terminal 3 currently under construction. Leland received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and a Master of Architectural Engineering from Penn State.