Lillian Knoerzer Associate IALD

Senior Lighting Designer

Lillian Knoerzer joined The Lighting Practice in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Lighting Designer in 2017. She developed her eye for design while studying interior design at SUNY Buffalo State College. Prior to joining TLP, she worked as a representative for a Philadelphia area lighting manufacturer, and as a lighting designer for another Philadelphia area lighting design firm. Her project work includes corporate interiors, tenant fit-outs, healthcare environments, retail, landscape lighting, and government facilities. Outside of work Lillian continues to share her knowledge and passion for design as a mentor with the ACE Mentor Program, Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate working closely with high school students interested in the A/E/C industry.

What’s your favorite aspect of light?
Its versatility and extreme impact on the way we experience a space.

If you couldn’t be a lighting designer, what would you be?
A landscape designer or food critic!

What motivates and inspires you?
Nature, new experiences, bike rides. I feel like my most creative self in the morning.

What/where is your ideal vacation?
I am constantly on the hunt for the best vacation! Greatest hits include: hiking through the Swiss Alps, swimming in a lagoon in Austin, TX, and riding down an LED-flecked bike path in The Netherlands.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design – SUNY Buffalo State College

Credentials & Affiliations

  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) - Associate Member
  • IALD Philadelphia Chapter Coordinator (2015 - 2019)
  • ACE Mentor Program - Mentor, Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate (2017 - Present)
  • Philadelphia WILD Chapter Coordinator