Lilker Associates launches Lighting Group; David Cyr announced as Director
New division rounds out building systems services offerings for the Manhattan-based consulting firm.
NEW YORK, NY June 23, 2014 – Manhattan-based Lilker Associates, an engineering, energy and technology consulting firm, announces the creation of its new architectural lighting division, Lilker Lighting Group (LLG). The new division rounds out Lilker’s building systems services, which include mechanical and electrical engineering, sanitary and fire protection; IT, cabling, audio-visual and security provided through its Technology Solutions Group (TSG); and energy audits, LEED consultation and commissioning, provided through its Lilker EMO Energy Solutions subsidiary.
World-class architectural lighting designer David Cyr, LC, MIES, Associate IALD, has been tapped to head up LLG for Lilker. For the past 11 years, Cyr has worked with renowned Washington, DC-based lighting firm George Sexton Associates, most recently managing its New York City office.
Cyr’s portfolio of prior work includes prominent national and international projects such as the David E. Koch Theater renovation at Lincoln Center; the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC; the Shard Tower Bridge residential tower in the UK; corporate offices for UBS Bank in Chicago and Atlanta; and the FBI Biometric Technology Center in Clarksburg, WV. Cyr has a Bachelor of Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences and a Master of Lighting, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
“I was particularly attracted to the notion of designing lighting solutions within the context of an established and well run, full-service engineering organization,” Cyr says on his decision to join Lilker. “Lighting, electrical, mechanical and technology systems require a total coordination of disciplines to create the optimal space and most energy efficient environment, whether it’s for museums, educational facilities, commercial spaces or residences. Having all the services under ‘one roof’ is a huge benefit to me as a designer and an asset to the project owner and ultimate user.”
“We are delighted to welcome David, who brings his architectural background and lighting design talent, to the Lilker family,” says Bruce Lilker, founding Principal and President of the firm. “The launching of LLG continues our strategy of providing a full gamut of engineering design services to support the architectural, development and construction community.”
Founded in 1985, Lilker Associates is an award-winning, 100-member MEP engineering and energy firm headquartered in Manhattan with offices on Long Island and in Falls Church, VA. Licensed in many states, the company provides services for new and renovated commercial, institutional and retail facilities as well as high-rise and luxury residential buildings. The firm has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Technology Solutions Group (TSG) serves IT cabling, audio visual and security design needs; Lilker EMO Energy Solutions provides comprehensive energy auditing, modeling, commissioning and LEED consultation services.