As the Principal of e² lighting design, Erin Erdman is involved in all phases of a project, from schematic design through construction and post occupancy. Her primary focus is to achieve the highest quality illuminated environments through effective communication with Clients and Design Teams to simultaneously meeting the Architect’s aesthetic desires, the programmatic requirements, and lighting budget. e² lighting design offers creative design, effective and concise lighting documentation for a successful lighting installation.
Erin is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Architectural Engineering program, which is nationally renowned institution for lighting education. Her specialization in Illumination engineering helped her secure her first lighting position at Schiller Associates, an Energy Consulting and Project Management firm in Boulder. Wanting to fully explore the lighting design experience, Erin moved to California to work with Patrick Quigley. In the ten years at Patrick Quigley and Associates, the last three as Principal, Erin designed and managed numerous projects including Santa Monica Main Library, Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort, Coast Asset Management which received a Lumen West – Award of Merit 2005, a 52 acre palace façade and landscape lighting project in Saudi Arabia, and the St. Louis Ritz Carlton’s Wine Cellar.
Since starting e² lighting design in 2003, she has continued to design and manage a wide variety of projects including commercial, residential, retail, building facades, and exterior landscapes. Still on the boards is the lighting design for JPL’s Flight Projects Center, a building targeted for LEED Gold certification, and the Earthlink Bradley 2 Tenant Improvement slated for a LEED CI Silver certification.
In addition to an accomplished commercial design portfolio, she has developed numerous residential projects treating the owner-clients to her comforting and efficient management style. Her residential design work ranges from ultra-modern to mountain lodge vernacular and are located throughout the west, including Los Angeles, Vail, Aspen, Telluride, and Steamboat Springs, Colorado.