Hartranft Lighting Design (HLD), with offices in Washington, DC, Boston and Charlotte, is expanding its design presence and client services with the addition of Jessica Krometis as senior designer.
Jessica brings her theatrical sensibilities, honed through a decade in the Chicago theatre scene, to the architectural lighting world. She holds a Masters Degree of Fine Art from Northwestern University with her concentration in Lighting Design for the Stage.
Before designing light for architecture and exhibits, she designed several shows in the Chicago area and New York City with companies including American Theatre Company, Theatre Wit, Stage Left Theatre, Artistic Home, and Jackalope Theatre. She assisted major Chicago designers on exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago, as well as at Tony Award-winning theatres such as Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Court Theatre. In 2015, Jessica exhibited her lighting design work at the Prague Quadrennial in the United States exhibit.
Jessica now employs her keen eye for constructing a narrative and her ability to manipulate light for emotional effect to enhance the visitor experience at museums and other spaces. She has programmed colorful dynamic building facades and full environmental spaces. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and owners and developing elegant solutions to bugets and logistics. Her recent projects include museums, office campuses, restaurants, and hospitality.
In her free time, she loves to travel, bake goodies, ride her bike around the city, and play roller derby with the DC Roller Girls.
A F F I L I A T I O N S
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Associate Member
Past Chapter Coordinator of IALD New England (2016-2019)
About Hartranft Lighting Design.
Now with more than 100 years’ collective experience and 2000+ projects inform our approach to responsible lighting design solutions, Hartranft Lighting Design applies specialized expertise to help architects, developers and owners realize their vision of commercial, institutional, and mixed-use spaces. Hartranft Lighting Design is a woman-owned business (WBE) with offices in Charlotte, Boston and Washington, DC.
Project: Energizing Office Spaces
The new office space for Booz Allen Hamilton located in Bethesda, MD was all about the ‘magical moment of connection.’ This was literally translated into the core lighting design concept with linear lighting that was dynamically placed throughout the office that intersected and ‘connected’ the open office to the circulation and collaboration spaces.
A high priority to the client was even lighting of the open office task areas, which proved challenging with the unique linear lighting design above the workspaces.
After carefully studying the layouts, utilizing batwing optics, and adding a perimeter layer of light – we were able to achieve the appropriate, even, and comfortable lighting levels without sacrificing the overall design aesthetic.