Notable Design Work


  • CSU Stanislaus University Library.  EHDD Architect.
  • Santa Clara Mission, Capitola, and Felton Branch Libraries.  Noll & Tam, Architect.
  • West Berkeley Public Library. Edward Dean/Harley Ellis Devereaux architects.  AIA COTE Top Ten 2016, IESNA Illumination Award of Excellence, Certified Zero-Net Energy.
  • SFO Long Term Parking Garage 2.  Kwan Henmi Architects/DLR.  Net Zero.
  • San Francisco Veteran’s Memorial.  Max Pierson and Angela McDonald, Lighting Design.  Narduli Studios, Architect.2
  • Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center.  Angela McDonald, Principal-in-Charge.  360 Architecture/HOK.  IESNA Illumination Award of Merit2
  • SFMTA LED Renovation. (All existing tunnels, Powell and Montgomery Street Platforms).
  • SFMTA Central Subway. (Tunnel lighting, Chinatown and 4th St. Station).


  • 1450 Owens Street.  Max Pierson and Marissa Tucci, lighting design.  DGA executive architect, IwamotoScott design architect.
  • Sacramento Republic FC Stadium.   Max Pierson and Marissa Tucci, lighting design.  HNTB, Architect
  • Amazon A9 Offices.  Max Pierson, lighting design.  Gensler, architect.
  • Tech Company Campus Site Lighting.   VDTA, Architect.
  • Reliable Cadillac Showroom Renovation.
  • Visa One Market offices and CBC.  Angela McDonald and Max Pierson, Lighting Design. Gensler, architect.2
  • Skyline Tower plaza and lobby renovation.  Angela McDonald and Max Pierson, Lighting Design. Gensler, architect.2



  • The Speakeasy.  Max Pierson, Lighting Design.  2017 Luxie Award of Distinction.  Tanner Hecht Architects.  Luxie Award of Distinction, Illumination Award of Merit.
  • L.A. Live! Building A and B exteriors. Max Pierson and Namrata Mohanty, lighting design.  Dawn Hollingsworth, Principal-in-Charge. RTKL, Architect.1
  • Cobra’s Curse.  Max Pierson, Lighting Design.  EXP, architect.
  • Club Nokia at L.A. Live!. Nicole Redden, Max Pierson, Nick McCord, lighting design. Edward Marks, Dawn Hollingsworth Principal-in-Charge. Gensler, Architect.

Other Experience:

  • LC certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professional (NCQLP)
  • LEED Green Associate
  • B.A. in Mathematics, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Treasurer, Illumination Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), San Francisco section
  • Special Judges Citation for Innovation: Lightolier Student Luminaire Design Competition

1 This project was completed while I was employed by Visual Terrain

This project was completed while I was employed by Horton Lees Brogden