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Suzan Tillotson

Suzan Tillotson,
United States of America

Suzan Tillotson is an internationally recognized lighting designer and founding partner of Tillotson Design Associates, a 25-person lighting design firm based in New York City. Ms. Tillotson has been a keynote speaker, lectured and taught at numerous lighting events, and universities, including Cornell, Dalhousie, McGill, LSU, University of Arkansas, and Princeton University. She was the recipient of the LSU College of Art and Design Distinguished Alumni Award where she gave the commencement address. Suzan was awarded the Lighting Designer of the Year at the 2017 Lighting Design Awards in London and in 2018 she was awarded the International Dark Sky Association’s Lighting Design and Technology Award. Tillotson Design Associates was named Architizer’s A+ Lighting Design Firm of 2021. TDA’s prestigious client list includes nine Pritzker prize winning architects: Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Norman Foster, SANAA, Thom Mayne, Renzo Piano, Christian de Portzamparc, Frank Gehry, and Shigeru Ban.

TDA has designed the lighting for a wide variety of award-winning domestic and international projects, most notably, the Bloomberg European Headquarters in
London, The Broad in Los Angeles; the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas, TX; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art; Barclays Center, and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Public Spaces in New York City. TDA’s exterior projects include the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, MN; and Lincoln Center, Governor’s Island, and East River Waterfront in New York City, as well as the Longwood Gardens West Conservatory Complex (currently under construction).

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