Berg Lighting Design
Bringing Design to Light.
lighting designer for small and large projects

Firm Description

Berg Lighting Design offers a full spectrum of lighting consulting services to enhance architecture, landscape and fine art.

Jeffrey T. Berg, AIA, LC LEED AP BD+C brings over three decades of experience designing lighting for institutional, commercial and residential interiors as well as building facades and landscapes. Formerly a principal of Berg/Howland Associates, he has directed daylighting analysis and design, including physical model testing, computer modeling, and LEED credit documentation; custom fixture design and documentation; landscape lighting, with LEED credit documentation; and illuminating of exhibits and public artwork.

Among the many projects Mr. Berg has completed are lighting design for renovated and new case study classrooms for the advanced management program at Harvard Business School; consulting on illuminating a major renovation of the Bank of Boston (now Bank of America) headquarters lobby and plaza; design of exhibit lighting for three acres of horticultural displays at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA; consulting on new courthouses for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Lawrence and Boston, including assisting in design of custom fixtures for courtrooms; and designing lighting to meet modern needs, inside and out, at the historic Woburn Library, Woburn, MA, a National Historic Landmark. Jeff Berg’s lighting design work has received awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Designers' Lighting Forum, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the US Department of Energy.

Consulting on a team or directly with an owner, the firm offers the flexibility and responsiveness of personal service. Working with architects, landscape architects, artists and owners, BLD develops lighting strategies that reinforce their goals. With sensitivity and experience Berg Lighting Design brings ideas to light.


Jeffrey T. Berg is a registered architect and formerly a principal of Berg/Howland Associates Incorporated, architects and lighting designers in Cambridge, MA. Previously he was an associate and designer at William Lam Associates, Inc., lighting consultants in Cambridge, MA from 1978-1983. As a lighting consultant since 1978 he has worked on designs for a variety of commercial, institutional and residential projects across the United States and abroad.

Jeff Berg
Mr. Berg was a Critic in Lighting Design at the Yale University School of Architecture from 1987 to1998, after teaching architectural lighting at the Rhode Island School of Design and Roger Williams College. He organized or spoke at workshops at the Build Boston conference from 1990 to 1999 and again in 2003.

His work has been published in Architectural Record Lighting, Architectural Lighting, Design Times, and the Boston Globe. He has written articles for The Interiors Handbook for Historic Buildings, the Construction Specifier, the Association for Preservation Technology Bulletin, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design News. Mr. Berg is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction. Berg/Howland projects have won awards from the International Association of Lighting Designers, the Illuminating Engineering Society, the Designers' Lighting Forum, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Master of Architecture,
Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, 1978
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Fine Arts
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1971

Berg/Howland Associates, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1985 - 2006
Jeffrey T. Berg, Architect and Lighting Designer, Cambridge, MA 1979 - 1985
William Lam Associates, Inc., Lighting Consultants, Cambridge, MA
Associate and Designer, 1978 - 1983

Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
E. Verner Johnson and Associates, Architect

Government Service Insurance System Headquarters
Manila, The Philippines, The Architects Collaborative, Design Architect

John Hancock Clarendon Building and Plaza, Boston, MA
Jung/Brannen Associates Inc., Architect

Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
Perry, Dean, Rogers and Partners, Architect

Marina Centre, Singapore
John Portman and Associates, Architect

Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga Office Complex,
Chattanooga, TN Tennessee Valley Authority, Owner

Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, #5174
Lighting Certified, National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, Building Design and Construction #10218477.

Yale University School of Architecture, Critic in Lighting Design, 1987-’98
Rhode Island School of Design & Roger Williams College, adjunct instructor, ’82-‘87

American Institute of Architects
Illuminating Engineering Society

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