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Virtual Tour of the CBBLD’s 2020 Lumen Award Winning Center for Health & Well-Being

May 19, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Take a virtual tour of Winter Park, Florida’s Center for Health and Well-Being with Francesca Bettridge, Sang Yup Lee, and Jiyoung Lee of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD). The Center for Health and Well-Being houses fitness zones, classrooms, community resources and gathering spaces to further its mission of whole-person wellness. The Center’s lighting solution is a study in complex yet elegant design. The Center’s varied spaces are connected by a large Commons featuring a soaring, 44’ high atrium as its centerpiece.

CBBLD’s lighting solution for this 16,000 SF space uses just two fixture types. Variations in beam spreads, aiming angles and control strategies are used to articulate the ceiling, achieving the dual goal of highlighting its dramatic, undulating form and ensuring its visibility from outside. The same approach is used in associated spaces to create impactful lighting with just a few fixture types. In the kitchen and nutrition area, an indirect/direct linear pendant that conforms to the room’s square shape, provides a bright, cheerful light. In the pool area, downlights of varying aperture sizes give a nod to a nighttime sky populated with stars and planets.

In every space, the lighting is thoughtfully integrated into the architecture so that the sources of illumination are not readily apparent. Despite complex engineering, the Center’s lighting is unfussy, serene, and deceptively simple in its elegance. This presentation will provide an overview of the project’s lighting design goals and challenges, and a chance to learn about the lighting strategies and solutions that delivered its successful and celebrated outcome.

The Center for Health and Well-Being received a 2020 Lumen Award of Merit.


Zoom Required Note: Registration to attend required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing unique information to join the meeting or webinar.


Francesca Bettridge FIES, IALD, LC
Principal, CBBLD
Francesca Bettridge, President and Principal of Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design (CBBLD), contributes insight, creativity, and commitment to sustainable design to her projects. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with esteemed architects on award-winning national and international projects encompassing a wide range of types and architectural styles. Her projects are honored with over 135 lighting awards and are regularly featured in leading design publications.
Francesca’s project experience encompasses some of the world’s most iconic buildings. She led CBB’s lighting design for the world’s first two LEED Platinum certified skyscrapers – the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park (New York City) and Torre Iberdrola (Bilbao, Spain).
Francesca is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (FIES) and has served on the Board of Managers and the Richard Kelly Scholarship Committee of the IES New York Section. She is a Professional Member and former Secretary of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and is Lighting Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP).
She has been a keynote speaker at international lighting conferences: twice at Expo Lighting America in Mexico City; at the Lighting Days event in Stockholm; and at LightFair International in San Diego.
A graduate of Barnard College, Francesca completed postgraduate studies at Parsons The New School for Design and the Open Atelier of Design, which she co-founded. She has taught at Fashion Institute of Technology and at Parsons The New School for Design.

Sang Yup Lee
Senior Associate, CBBLD
Sang Lee has been a member of the Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design team since 2001. He became an Associate of the firm in 2007 and was again promoted to the role of Senior Associate at the start of 2013. Sang brings to CBB’s project work a unique combination of strength in design leadership, artistic talent, and technical excellence.
His work includes lighting design projects of almost every type – master plans, hotels, museums, churches, corporate towers, office interiors, science labs, university campuses and landscapes/exteriors. A number of these projects are honored with lighting awards, including a Lumen Citation for the Use of Light to Transform Architecture, an IES Illumination Citation for the Enhancement of a Strong Architectural Form, and numerous IES Illumination Awards.
He graduated from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, then continued on to focus his studies at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Lighting Design.

Jiyoung Lee
Associate, CBBLD
Jiyoung Lee joined Cline Bettridge Bernstein in 2006 and was promoted to Associate at the start of 2013. Her undergraduate training in furniture design introduced her to the theory and practice of lighting design. She went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in architectural lighting design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
At CBB, Jiyoung holds key roles on design teams for both interior and exterior lighting projects. She has brought her design talent and technical skills to performing arts centers, health and wellness projects, community buildings, university facilities and large-scale works for international clients. Her project work has been honored with numerous lighting awards.
She is intrigued by the relationships that exist between light in its many forms and the way that people feel within the spaces where they work, play, learn and live. She enjoys working with lighting forms and effects to create colors, moods and ambiences that make people respond positively to their varying activities and environments.


Melissa Goren
Manager, MG Engineering
Melissa joined MGE in 2020 to lead the lighting division. She is a Lighting Certified, LEED Accredited, Professional Engineer, IESNYC Board of Manager, voting member of ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Sub-committee, and member of 2016 and 2020 NYCECC Commercial Advisory Committees, with over 18 years of experience in lighting consulting services on a variety of spaces for commercial, residential, hospitality, education, healthcare, and life science projects. Her design focus combines aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability. Melissa graduated from the Architectural Engineering program at The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree focusing on lighting. She also attended New York University receiving a Master’s Degree in Business Administration