Senior Director - Lighting Studio Irvine

Brad Nelson Brad has been designing with light for fifteen years, accumulating many awards and recognitions.

Brad found a passion for lighting while studying Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder. With interests in architecture, design, and construction, Brad learned a variety of skills while emphasizing in lighting engineering and design.

As a Lighting Studio Director at StudioK1, Brad provides extensive design and construction experience in commercial, retail, restaurants, hospitality, resorts, and masterplan projects, accumulating recognition and awards across all markets. Recent project work includes the Orange County Great Park masterplan in Irvine, California, touted as the next major metropolitan park of the United States; the Anaheim Ducks’ Five Point Arena at Great Park Ice , the upscale high-rise residential tower Pacific Gate in San Diego, California; a large mixed-use project in Kapolei, Hawai’i; the corporate masterplans of Pathline at Peery Park in Sunnyvale, California and Spectrum Terrace in Irvine, California; and medical office facilities for both City of Hope and Long Beach Memorial healthcare groups.

Brad is involved in all aspects of design from concept to reality applying both design and engineering skillsets. As an advocate for the environment and a LEED Accredited Professional, sustainability and environmental impacts are always a key focus for the design of his projects.

Prior to StudioK1, Brad completed many award-winning projects including Aulani - A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko’Olina, Hawaii; The Hyde Lounge at Staples Center; The Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida; and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas in Orlando, Florida.

BA Architectural Engineering (Lighting Emphasis) — University of Colorado, Boulder

NCQLP Lighting Certified (LC)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
US Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional