Bettridge, Francesca

Francesca Bettridge

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Education

  • Barnard College
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Open Atelier of Design

Affiliations/Firms

  • Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design

Professional organizations

  • Illuminating Engineering Society Richard Kelly Scholarship
  • Committee of the IES New York Section
  • International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Architectural Lighting Magazine's Advisory Board

Major projects

  • St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)
  • Bank of America Tower, One Bryant Park, New York (2011)
  • William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Seven World Trade Center, New York, New York (2006)
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, California (2006)

Awards, honors and press

  • Lumen Awards of Merit
  • IES Illuminations Awards of Merit
  • IALD Awards of Merit
  • IDA Awards of Merit

Keywords

New York, New York City

Biography

Early life and education

Francesca Bettridge, FAIA is a graduate of Barnard College, where she was an art history major.  She studied at Parsons School of Design.  She also studied at the Open Atelier of Design, which she co-founded.

Career in Architecture

Bettridge is the President and a Principal Architect of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design. [1] There, she contributes commitment and creativity to sustainable design to her projects.  She has been honored with over 70 lighting awards such as Lumen Awards of Excellence and Citations, A/L Magazine Outstanding Achievement Awards, IALD Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit and IES Illumination Awards

She has taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at Parsons School of Design.  She is a fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and has served on the Board of Managers and the Richard Kelly Scholarship Committee of the IES New York Section.  She is lighting certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and currently serves on Architectural Lighting Magazine’s Advisory Board. [2]

Major Buildings and Projects

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)

Bank of America Tower, One Bryant Park, New York (2011)

William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Seven World Trade Center, New York, New York (2006)

Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, California (2006)

Press and Awards

330 Hudson Street Lobby, New York, NY, 2015 Lumen Award of Merit; 2015 IES Illumination Award of Merit

250 West 55th Street, New York, NY, 2015 IES Illumination Award of Merit

St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA, 2013 Lumen Citation – Use of Light ti Transform Architecture; 2013 A/L Light & Architecture Citation – Best Use of Daylighting; 2013 IES Illumination Award of Merit

Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park – Lobby, New York, NY, 2012 IES Illumination Award of Merit

Seven World Trade Center, New York, NY, 2007 Lumen Award of Excellence; 2007 IESNA Paul Waterbury Award of Distinction; 2007 A/L Light & Architecture Award of Excellence; 2007 IALD Award of Merit

Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN, 2007 Lumen Citation; 2007 IIDA Award of Merit

Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, NY, 2006 IALD Award of Merit

Sydney & Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans, LA, 2006 IALD Award of Excellence

Frost Bank Tower, Austin, TX, 2005 IALD Award of Merit; 2005 A/L Light & Architecture Commendation

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR, 2005 Lumen Citation

Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, 2005 A/L Light & Architecture Commendation

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI, 2005 GE Edison Award of Merit

Pier One Imports Headquarters, Fort Worth, TX, 2005 IIDA Award of Merit; 2005 IALD Award of Merit

Brown Fine Arts Center, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2004 IALD Award of Merit

Cox Corporate Headquarters, Atlanta, GA, 2003 GE Edison Award of Merit

School for the International Center of Photography, New York, NY, 2003 IALD Award of Excellence; 2003 Lumen Awardj; 2003 IALD Award of Merit

Gateway Village Technological Center, Charlotte, NC, 2002 Lumen Citation; 2002 IIDA Award of Merit

Raleigh/Durham Airport Parking Structure, Raleigh/Durham/NC, 2001 Lumen Citation; 2001 IIDA Award of Merit; 2001 IALD Award of Merit

50 Rockefeller Plaza Lobby, New York NY, 2000 LUmen Citation

Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts, Harrisburg, PA, 2000 Lumen Award; 2000 IIDA Award of Merit

Tourneau “Time Machine” Store, New York, NY, 1999 Lumen Feltman Award; 1999 IIDA Award of Merit

Estuarine Habitats & Coastal Fisheries Center, Lafayette, LA, 1999 Lumen Award; 1999 IALD Award of Merit; 1999 IIDA Award of Merit [3]

Institutional Affiliations

Fellow, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Board member, Richard Kelly Scholarship Committee of the IES New York Section

Former secretary & professional member, International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Board member, Architectural Lighting Magazine’s Advisory Board

Footnotes:

[1] http://ow.ly/PBlmj

[2] http://cbbld.com/people/francesca-bettridge/

[3] http://cbbld.com/awards/