Caitlin Bucari

Senior Lighting Designer

Caitlin Bucari joined The Lighting Practice in 2015. With a background in interior design, Caitlin was drawn to lighting because of the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects across the design and construction industry. Her decision to pursue lighting design has allowed her to expand her expertise beyond interiors to include exterior façade and landscape lighting. Prior to joining TLP, she worked as a lighting designer for another Philadelphia area lighting design firm. Her project work includes corporate, mixed-use, retail, multi-family residential and hospitality environments.

What’s your favorite aspect of light?
The way a space or structure can be visually shaped and molded using layers of light to add texture and bring out its most interesting qualities.

Where do you think the lighting industry will be in 10 years?
I think architectural lighting will be more in demand than it is today. Our industry faces the added challenge of making smart design decisions that are not only good for the client, but for the future of the project, our environment and communities at large. Lighting designers are tasked with a big responsibility, to bring together advances in technology and aspects of human experience that make a project successful.

If you could only have one mode of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would have to say plane because I don’t like the idea of being limited to one part of the world based on the limitations of a car or boat.

What/where is your ideal vacation?
My ideal vacation involves exploring other cultures and historic sites. I find visiting historic architecture so interesting. These amazing structures have helped shape the world we live in today. I also really appreciate the amount of work, detail and quality that went into these structures that they remain intact and are still standing here today.


Bachelor of Science in Interior Design – Drexel University