Senior Director - Lighting Studio Leader

Eileen ThomasEileen has been working with light for over twenty five years, with numerous awards and recognitions for her designs.

Eileen has received international recognition for her work on the Monster Energy Company Corporate Headquarters in Corona, California; the LEED Gold Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, California; the re-imaging of the high-end retail center Fashion Island in Newport Beach, California; and the LEED Gold Humanities Gateway building at the University of California, Irvine.

Current projects include the Mt. San Antonio College Student Center in Walnut, California; Avalon Alderwood Apartments in Lynnwood, Washington; and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Headquarters in Aliso Viejo, California.

Other award-winning and signature projects include the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California;  the Hubbell Lighting Inc. Headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Game Works throughout the United States.

As a Senior Director at StudioK1, Eileen provides lighting design for a wide variety of projects and is involved from the initial planning stages to the final construction support services. Her background in theatrical lighting gives her a unique view on architectural lighting, and she has worked on a wide range of projects including hospitality, residential, retail, corporate and educational environments.

Proficient in all aspects of lighting design, Eileen is involved in all phases of construction document preparation including schematic presentations, design development services, fixture specifications, custom fixture design, project budgeting and construction field support.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Eileen brings to her work a strong awareness of environmental and sustainable design.

NCQLP Lighting Certification (LC)
BFA Theatre Production Design and Technology - Ohio University

US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC)
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)
Designers Lighting Forum/Los Angeles (DLF/LA)