Eileen Thomas


Senior Director - Lighting Studio Leader

As a specialist in architectural lighting design, Eileen’s passion for lighting the built environment is evident in her work. For the SAP Innovation Center & HanaHaus in Newport Beach, CA as well as our own office in Irvine, Eileen’s vision earned her awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of America, IESNA. She was integral in the $100 million re-imagining of the open-air lifestyle center, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, where her lighting inspirations evoke a welcoming, high-end shopping experience. With a background in theatre lighting as master electrician and stage lighting designer, Eileen keeps what’s important in the light. More of her work can be found on the StudioK1 website, the lighting studios of tk1sc.

Other award-winning, iconic projects include the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California; the Hubbell Lighting Inc. Headquarters in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Game Works throughout the United States. Current projects include Mt. San Antonio Collage Student Center in Walnut, CA; Avalon Alderwood Apartments in Lynnwood, WA; and Healthpeak Zentalis TI in San Diego, CA.

Eileen Thomas

License / Registration.

  • LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations.

  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (LC)
  • US Green Building Council
  • International Association of Lighting Designers, Professional Member
  • Design Lighting Forum, Los Angeles


NCQLP Lighting Certification (LC)

Ohio University

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production Design and Technology
Eileen Thomas


Meet the rest

of the team.

Chris Mercurio


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