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Steve Mesh Curriculum Vitae

Steve Mesh Has Extensive Lighting Design and Manufacturing Experience.


  • Professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD).

  • Member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES).

  • Member since 1993 of the IES Energy Management Committee which, jointly with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), rewrites federal model energy codes (ASHRAE 90.1).

  • Member of the IES Quality of the Visual Environment Committee.

  • Former chairperson of the IES Educational Materials Committee.

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Registered Provider.

  • Member of the LightFair 2002 Conference Advisory Committee.

  • Chairperson of the IES/New York Section Education committee from July 1999 to June 2001. Quadrupled tuition income to $22,000/year.

  • Chairperson of the IES/Northeast Region Education committee, October 2000 - present.

  • “Surveyor Ally” of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Lights Program.

  • Contributing Editor to Building Operating Management magazine for three years.

  • Member of the Lighting Industry Resource Council (IALD adjunct group) and administrator of their 1997 Intern Program.

Work Experience

  • June 2001 - Present: Steven Mesh, IES, IALD, … into the light, Piermont, New York.

  • February 1999 – May 2001: Specification Sales - The Lighting Group (Lightolier), NY, NY. Responsibilities as in-house Manager of Lighting Applications. Specification Sales included accounts such as Skidmore Owings Merrill, Fox & Fowle, Brennan Beer Gorman Monk, Beyer Blinder Belle, Ann Kale Associates, Cooley Monato Studio, The Phillips Group, Perkins Eastman, Kohn Pederson Fox.

  • April 1998 - January 1999: Product Manager - Track Lighting, Lightolier, Fall River, Massachusetts. Responsible for overall product development, marketing and forecasting for $40 million/year track line. Metallics® track line won “Product of the Year” award at LightFair 1999. Oversaw refinement and expansion of ProSpec museum-grade track line.

  • January 1997 - March 1998: Director of Lighting Applications, Edison Price Lighting, New York, New York. Responsibilities: sales calls (in New York City, as well as regional trade shows); application assistance (answering customer and rep. questions about products and layouts); photometric calculations for customers; in-house training and seminars; developing marketing materials; new product design; modification of existing products for more efficient manufacturing; photometric testing of fixtures; lighting design (such as a project for the United Nations).

  • 1983 - 1996: Partner, Mesh & Juul Incorporated, Greenwich, Connecticut — lighting designers. Responsible for the design and management of 170 domestic and international architectural lighting projects, including commercial, institutional and special-use facilities.

  • 1982 - 1983: Project manager, Bonvini/Kondos Associates, New York, New York, responsible for the design and management of retail and commercial lighting projects.

  • 1980 - 1982: Project manager, Jim Nuckolls and Carroll Cline, New York, New York, responsible for the design and management of commercial and special-use lighting projects.


  • International Association of Lighting Designers Award for the Palm House in Oakdale, Long Island.

  • Electric Power Research Institute Award for Rutgers University/Brower Commons in New Brunswick, New Jersey (energy reduction of 70% with a custom fixture designed by Steven Mesh).


  • Attended Parsons School of Design, New York, 1978 - 1982, studying architecture, urban design, product design, interiors and lighting. Adjunct professor of lighting design at:

    • Parsons School of Design, 1985 – 1987, 1989 – 1991, 1998. MA in Lighting Design senior studio instructor, 2002.

    • Fashion Institute of Technology, 1984 – 1986.

    • New York School of Interior Design, 1991 – 1992, 2000 – 2003.

    • University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1991.

    • Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, May 1993 (guest lecturer).

    • IES/New York Section Education Committee chairperson and instructor for IES ED-100 and ED-150 level classes in lamps, luminaires, and lighting calculations.

    • Lecturer to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Subcommittee on Health Care.

    • Judge for the IES/New York Section “Lumen Awards” program.

    • Teacher of an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) CEU course on “Energy Saving Lighting”.


  • “Quantifying Lighting Quality” (Building Operating Management, April 1995).

  • “Understanding the Impact of EPACT” [Energy Policy Act] (Building Operating Management, August 1994).

  • “Unlocking the Power of Electronic Ballasts” (Building Operating Management, March 1994).

  • “Energy Saving Lighting - Quality Equals Efficiency” (ASID Report, March/April 1994).

  • “Quality = Efficiency at Rutgers University” (Architectural Lighting - Lighting Energy Guide, November 1993).

  • “Lighting Retrofit Checklist” (Building Operating Management, July 1993).

  • Featured in the New York Times “Style Makers” column (September 17, 1989).

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