Tillotson Design Associates


40 Worth Street

Room 703

New York, NY, 10013


+1 212 675 7760

+ 1 212 675 7826

Designer Profile


Founding Partner

Suzan Tillotson founded Tillotson Design Associates with twenty-three years of experience. She has won over one hundred lighting design awards for her work, including a 2018 International Dark Sky Association Lighting Design and Technology Award and the 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards. She is a former member of the IALD Board of Directors, a former IALD NY Regional Coordinator, and was president of the IES Southwest Louisiana Section. She has also served as an awards judge for the NYIES Lumens and the IALD. Suzan has taught the New York IES Introductory Lighting Course and guest lectured at Louisiana State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Arkansas, Cornell University, McGill University, and Dalhousie University. She also taught lighting to graduate-level architecture students at Princeton University.  Suzan was a presenter at the 2017 Dark Sky Association Annual Meeting and the 2017 Lightspace Conference in LA.