JEFFREY NASH
LIGHTING DESIGN

Jeffrey Nash Lighting Design, Inc. has over forty years of experience in a broad range of lighting design applications. 

We believe that success results from working closely with our clients and their design teams in order to understand their goals and to help realize their visions. With careful collaboration, the imaginative and thoughtful application of lighting will greatly enhance the user’s experience of any project. 

 

JNLD has completed projects for museum facilities, exhibitions, retail stores, fashion showrooms, residences, trade shows, events and the performing arts. Full service design and consultation services are provided, from schematic design through final installation. 

 

Services can include reflected ceiling plans and lighting equipment layouts, written and drawn specifications for fixtures, mock-ups of lighting treatments, energy cost containment, supervision of final placement, aiming, and programming of lighting components and preparation of as-built documents.

Selected Projects

Science Department Renovation, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA-

Lighting design for the 17,500 SF renovation of three areas in the Getty Conservation Institute complex, including scientific research labs, support spaces, open office areas, and conference rooms. Expected completion in late 2022. 

 

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg VA-  

Lighting design for the expansion of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. The project includes approximately 57,000 SF of expansion and 20,000 SF of renovation. Included in the expansion are new exhibition galleries, a cafe/event space, a retail store, design studios, workshops for exhibit construction, mount making, conservation, and support spaces. Opened in May, 2020 

 

The White Wing Conservation Center Renovation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA-

Lighting design for the approximately 15,000 SF renovation of two floors of the conservation center which include conservation labs and support spaces, offices, a library, and educational space. Opened in Spring, 2019

The American Antiquarian Society Building Expansion, Worcester, MA- 

Lighting design for a three story addition to the existing building, including conservation labs, offices, a multi-function meeting/lecture/gallery space and exterior lighting for a sculptural facade. Opened in Spring, 2019

The Beacon by Jenny Sabin Studio, Lubert Plaza, Philadelphia, PA- 

Lighting design for the temporary outdoor sculpture installation, The Beacon, a 20 foot tall steel and fabric structure erected in Lubert Plaza as part of the Health+Wellness festival. The project required color changing LED fixtures to be mounted inside the structure and around the plaza for site lighting. The LEDs were programmed to cycle through a color changing sequence that played throughout the evening during the 10 day period of the festival.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY-
Special Collections Library - Museum Collections Storage Renovation

Lighting design for the renovation of 18,000 sq. ft. of library and costume collection storage, offices, reading rooms, circulation desk and display cases. 

 

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA- 

Lighting design for the renovation of the West Wing of the historic museum building. Phases I and II provided new lighting for the galleries, studios, storage, offices and mechanical areas. Phase III involved the conversion of the Widener Lecture Hall into a multi purpose event space, which included a theatrical lighting and control system and color changing architectural lighting elements. 

 

Building 92, Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, Brooklyn, NY- 

Lighting design for 4,000 sq. ft. of gallery space on three floors in new Visitor Center located in the historic 1857 former Marine Commandant’s house. Designed exhibit lighting system in 2011, consisting exclusively of track mounted LED fixtures, resulting in 60-70% energy reduction over conventional lighting. Designated LEED Platinum Certification. Recipient of NYSERDA “High Performance Energy Efficiency Award.” 

 

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH- 

Lighting design for 7,500 sq. ft. gallery renovation inc. new gallery exhibit lighting, controls and a new lighting system for the art glass ceiling laylights. 

 

Peter Millar Store, Madison Avenue, New York, NY- 

Lighting design for two story, 4500 SF flagship store on Madison Avenue, including sales area, private client and conference rooms. 

The Beth Shalom Synagogue Visitor Center, Elkins Park, PA- 

Lighting design for a visitor center and exhibition space in Frank Lloyd Wright’s last completed project. 

 

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY- 

Lighting design for a new lighting system in the Prints and Drawings Gallery. 

Abby Aldritch Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Williamsburg, VA - 

Lighting design for the 14,000 SF addition to the Dewitt Wallace Museum, including gallery lighting, storage, offices and mechanical areas. 

 

John Varvatos Design Studio, New York, NY- 

Lighting design for 3500 SF Design Studio, inc. open office work station area, conference room, pattern making, kitchen and reception areas. 

 

The Hampton History Museum, Hampton, VA- 

Lighting design and exhibit lighting design for new 5,000 SF exhibit space. 

D-Days of the Pacific, National D-Day Museum, New Orleans, LA- 

Designed exhibit lighting system for 5,500 SF exhibit detailing the Pacific theater of World War II. Phase II of the exhibitions comprising the National D-Day Museum.

 

Forbes Magazine Collection, New York NY- 

Lighting design for the Historic Document Galleries, retrofitting existing floor to ceiling casework with fiber optic lighting systems. 

Georgia Capital Museum, Atlanta, GA- 

Lighting design for exhibits and dioramas in the Georgia Capital Building. Scope included retrofitting antique display cases with fiber optic and conventional lighting systems, and a gallery for the display of historic flags. 

Columbus Center for Marine Biotechnology Research- Hall of Exploration, Baltimore MD-

A 25,000 SF interactive exhibit space devoted to Marine Science in a new facility. Designed a lighting system and provided a lighting design for the exhibit; designed additional base building lighting, specified lighting controls for exhibit, base building, and special events. 

The Rededication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum- Grand Rapids, MI- 

A 15,000 SF exhibit space completely redesigned for the rededication-
Designed a lighting system and provided a lighting design for the exhibit, including control systems for audio/visual exhibits. 

 

The Galleries at Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC- 

A 4,600 SF gallery space for changing sculpture exhibits- Designed a lighting system for the base building and exhibit lighting and provided a lighting design for the opening exhibit. 

The Women in Military Service Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery- 

Lighting consultation and exhibit lighting design 

The Bill of Rights Exhibit- US Pavilion, Expo 92, Seville- 

An 11,000 SF exhibit space in one of the two geodesic domes which comprised the US Pavilion. Designed theatrical and exhibit lighting systems suspended from the dome structure. 

 

Yves Ste. Laurent- A Twenty Year Retrospective- National Museum of Art, Beijing, China- 

A 10,000 SF exhibit of fashion designs. Designed an exhibit lighting system, manufactured and installed by local Chinese companies in 1985. Designed the exhibition lighting.

Museum Exhibition Lighting: 

 

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum , New York City
National Museum of the American Indian, New York City

National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, New Hyde Park, NY 

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City
Morgan Library and Museum, New York City
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

International Center of Photography, New York City

Asia Society Museum, New York City
Henry Francis duPont Winterthur Museum, Wilmington, DE