Project Description

Danielle Kelly

Senior Lighting Designer
WELL AP, MIES

In pursuing her Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southern California, Danielle discovered her passion for lighting design during a crash course on HVAC Systems, Acoustics, and Lighting during her third year. Inspired by the passion of her lighting professor, she pursued every avenue available to her – from independent study courses to theatrical lighting. Upon graduating, Danielle returned home to Seattle and began working on a wide variety of local projects such as the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Pacific Place, Seattle Children’s Building Cure, and Expedia Headquarters.  

Danielle’s design approach focuses on the integration of lighting into architectural space, layering illumination to reinforce the core concepts of each unique project and design. With her WELL AP Credential, Danielle prioritizes human health and the occupant experience, utilizing light as a way to craft the atmosphere of each area.

Following in the footsteps of her main inspiration, Danielle also works as an Adjunct Professor for Bellevue College, teaching the Lighting for Interiors class where she focuses on bringing her everyday working experiences into the classroom to prepare her students for the importance of lighting design and interdisciplinary coordination. When not working or teaching, you might find Danielle out on Lake Union rowing or taking pictures of flowers.