John Dunn


Director, Los Angeles Studio

As the Director of Studio Lux’s Los Angeles studio, John Dunn brings almost 20 years of experience in architectural lighting design, client relations, and business management. Every project is approached as an opportunity and a commitment to create a distinctive and inspiring environment with sensitivity to budget and maintenance. John does not look at any two projects the same and works closely with clients from pre-design through project closeout, tailoring reflective and innovative solutions to fulfill their unique goals. As a LEED Accredited Professional, he views the legacy of sustainable stewardship as an organically integrated part of his design process.

John’s distinguished design work has been honored with over 20 local and national illumination awards. His vast experience consists of an eclectic range of project types and sizes, including convention centers, performing arts facilities, K-12 and higher education, offices, transportation facilities, sports facilities, hospitality, retail, museums, historic renovations, and residences. His projects have been featured in national and international publications such as LD+A, MondoArc, Illuminate, GreenSource, Auditoria, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design.

John is a Professional Member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). In addition, he is a LEED BD+C Accredited Professional by the USGBC and an Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As a strong advocate of the design community, he served over 10 years as a Board Member on the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America’s (IESNA) Los Angeles section, in positions such a President and Awards Chair. A passion for mentoring and outreach is expressed in his numerous lecturing engagements for educational institutes including the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and Woodbury University, along with various professional organization events and continuing education courses for the Designer’s Lighting Forum and IES.

John holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural/Illuminating Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. The renowned program exposed him to the challenges of resolving complex designs with the combination of artistry, creativity, and technology. This blending of art and science applied in his design approach is also informative of several of his outside interests, such as oenology, the study and art form of winemaking, as well as the design and construction of vintage tube based stereo electronics.