Lighting Intern
York, England, GB
20h ago

Lighting Intern, New York - Summer 2021

From helping shape entire cities to adapting infrastructure to deal with the climate emergency, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference.

With a world class reputation, our creativity and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike.

If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.

Pioneer Ground-breaking Design

With, on average, 45% of energy consumption in buildings coming from lighting, we bring value to our clients’ projects through interpreting their creative aspirations to realize the potential of their developments.

Human factors greatly influence our design decisions. We focus on the user experience, ensuring the correct ambience is achieved.

Day to day, we work closely with architects and end user clients to interpret their creative aspirations and realize the potential of their developments.

What sort of projects would I work on

Dubai Expo 2020

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Be Challenged

With us, your preconceptions will be tested, your resilience built, and your career enriched. This role offers you the opportunity to :

  • Environmental Impact Assessment work to meet planning requirements considering light spill analysis and overshadowing
  • Sunlight & daylight massing analysis for architects and developers
  • Daylight design including specification of control devices such as louvres and shading devices
  • Lighting strategies & master-planning for public realm and cities
  • Lighting concept designs
  • Concept visualization & 3D light modelling
  • Scheme outlines with cost feasibility
  • Detailed lighting design including architectural integration detailing
  • Lighting control specification
  • Bespoke luminaire design
  • Site monitoring, including programming of control systems and focusing of luminaires
  • Be Respected

    We’ll help you meet your goals, respecting your ideas and fostering your creativity, collaboration and innovation. In return we ask you to bring the following :

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Architecture, Lighting, Electrical Engineering or Architectural Engineering
  • Coursework in lighting or building systems design
  • Experience using AGI, Revit, and Photoshop beneficial
  • Interest in the lighting design industry with an emphasis on daylighting or architectural lighting design
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and technical ideas in an accessible manner
  • Eagerness to learn and work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Be Proud

  • At Buro Happold, you’ll work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, contributing to unique and innovative projects that inspire awe, transform communities and help to combat climate change
  • Our strength is in our diversity, and you’ll join a team that thrives on openness, respect and collaboration. Your expertise will be recognized, your opinion valued, and your passions supported.
  • You will be challenged, and you’ll also be enabled to deliver your best, boldest and most creative work

  • Pioneer ideas and showcase industry-leading consulting expertise to prominent clients and collaborators.
  • About our New York Office

    Established in 1998 as the first US office, Buro Happold New York City is the largest office in the country with nearly 200 staff members that deliver some of the most iconic and high performance projects across the region and internationally.

  • Working with some of the most renowned architects, Buro Happold has engineered a number of precedent-setting projects including the world’s tallest and largest Passive House certified residential building at Cornell Tech in New York City;
  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy and Hitchcock Environmental Center in MA as the third and seventh Living Building Challenge certified projects in the world, respectively;
  • and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA which includes the world’s first 360 degree halo scoreboard and oval retractable roof and is the first professional sports venue in the US to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

    The New York office offers a wide array of services covering projects from building scale through site infrastructure and city planning including structural engineering, MEP engineering, façade engineering, lighting design, sustainability and analytics and ICT engineering.

    Buro Happold also offers strategic planning, project management and analytical services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients worldwide.

    The team contributed to 1.5 degree Celsius : Aligning NYC with the Paris Climate Agreement as policy and technical consultant, making NYC the first city in the world to release an action plan in line with the principles of the Paris Agreement.

    Additionally, Buro Happold is the lead consultant on the Reimaging the Canals initiative, which includes plans to reimagine the iconic Erie Canal with future-oriented uses and development, an initiative that has been backed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Interested? Intrigued? Inspired?

    Please apply online to be considered for this role. We are looking forward to your application!

    When submitting your application, a lighting portfolio is encouraged.

    Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.

    In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves.

    Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us.

    This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.

    We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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