Brian Wiley Associate IALD, LC

Senior Lighting Designer

Brian joined The Lighting Practice’s New York office in 2022. With a background in Interior Architecture and Psychology, he brings a unique perspective to lighting design. Recognized by Lighting Magazine’s 40under40 class of 2021 for his leadership in lighting design, he specializes in facade, historic renovation, and hospitality projects. As a former Adjunct Professor at Columbia College Chicago, he inspired future designers. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, Brian crafts transformative lighting solutions that elevate the built environment and enhance the user experience.

What is your favorite computer program? Why?
I love Bluebeam because it is an AEC dream tool! One can do anything from renderings, to punch lists, sketches, measurements, documents, etc.  So many construction features in one spot!

What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
Numbers just seem to make sense to me.  There’s zero subjectivity.  Simply right and wrong.

What song best describes you?
I took a 10-question online quiz to answer this question. The results were “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz.  Have to say, I won’t argue.


Bachelor of Psychology - Grand Valley State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture - Columbia College Chicago

Credentials & Affiliations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) - Associate Member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Member, BIM Committee