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Professional Profile: David Cyr 2015

About

  • Title: Director of Lighting Design
  • Company: Lilker Lighting Group
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Birthplace: New Britain, CT

Education: M.S. in Lighting, B. Architecture, B.S. in Building Science, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

First job outside of real estate: Human resources and accounting

First job in real estate or allied field: Architectural lighting designer for George Sexton Associates in Washington, D.C. I got to work on a lot of fast-paced and exciting projects for museums, commercial, religious, retail, and residential projects. Had the opportunity to work with some architectural heroes.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Currently, director of lighting design at Lilker Lighting Group. Work with architects, building owners, and developers to provide architectural lighting design and solutions for commercial, residential, retail, and religious projects. Working as a lighting design department within an MEP engineering practice facilitates coordination with various engineering disciplines, ensuring a quality product for our clients. I plan to continue building and expanding the lighting design practice within Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, PC.

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Enjoy a glass of bourbon or scotch on the patio with my wife

Favorite book or author: 1776 – David McCullough

Favorite movie: ”The Shawshank Redemption”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? While Oceana Sleeps – Sparta

One word to describe your work environment: Organized

Rules to live by in business: Good communication and proper coordination are key.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Neil Gaiman, dinner in Reykjavik, Iceland

What is your dream job? Lighting designer for significant architectural projects