Ms. Freundlich founded Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design in 1997. She has been involved in architectural lighting design for over 25 years. Her lighting designs range from academic and institutional facilities to galleries, museums and residences. She has received awards for her designs including Duane Library Visitor’s Center, Fordham University and the St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School.
Melanie was a designer and project manager in a full range of lighting projects as a Project Manager with Fisher Marantz Renfro Stone from 1987-1997 consulting on such jobs as The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Chicago Title Building and The Phoenix Art Museum. Previous to that Melanie was a theater consultant to architectural clients with Artec Consultants Inc., New York, New York and a theatrical lighting designer in Boston, Massachusetts where she designed and project managed a performing arts space known as the Dinosaur Space. Her work has been published in “Architectural Record Lighting” Magazine, “Interior Design” Magazine and “The New York Times Magazine.”
Melanie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Architectural Lighting Design from Parsons the New School for Design, New York, New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Production and Design from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
Melanie is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illumination Engineering Society of North America.