In the late ’80s, Loeffler headed to the Northeast, only to discover an overabundance of theatrical lighting designers and a shortage of employment. An advertisement for Parsons’ graduate Lighting Design program led him to architectural lighting.
Loeffler credits Parsons with taking him to the center of the fields of architectural lighting and environmental design. “Students learn from the best in the business,” he explains. Today Loeffler heads the New Haven office of Atelier Ten, an international leader in sustainable design, and has consulted on green building projects worldwide. He also lectures at Parsons. “It’s an exciting time in architectural lighting design,” Loeffler says.
Photo: Ave Maria Oratory Exterior View