Doreen Le May Madden has received a number of awards for Excellence in Lighting Design for her residential, restaurant, retail, and corporate interior and exterior projects around the world. Le May Madden is certified with the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, and with the American Lighting Association, and holds a degree in Interior Design.
Doreen is a sustaining member of the IESNA and is also the past New England Section President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Her active participation and affiliations in the New England design community include IESNA, Boston Society of Architects, Designers Lighting Forum and the International Association of Lighting Designers. Publications that have presented her work and interviews include, Architectural Record Magazine, Boston Design Times, Residential Lighting, Audio/Video Interiors, Virginia Builders, and This Old House Magazine. You may have seen her on the PBS television show “This Old House” for her unique lighting design for the Watertown, MA project.
Professionals in the architectural and design communities work with Lux Lighting Design due to the presentation of extensive design concepts, lighting product knowledge, and its lighting design philosophy. An astute insight of spatial and architectural needs is brought to each design. Respect for the built environment creates the need for the luminous environment to be as non-intrusive as possible. Artifacts and interesting detail in each space are presented as the focus from the lighting design. Lux Lighting Design’s reputation of fulfilling all lighting requirements and exceeding the creative expectations of the design intent, results in projects of the highest quality.
“In 2008, Lux Lighting Design added a whole new dimension to the nightscape on Boston Common and at our outdoor skating rink, the Frog Pond. Parkman Bandstand and the Frog Pond pavilion were lit with energy-efficient LEDs designed by Lux Lighting Design along with colorful projections that added color and visual interest to the ice at night. It has been a pleasure working with the company and their designs added greatly to one of the most popular attractions in our park system.”Antonia M. Pollak, Commissioner, Boston Parks and Recreation Department
“I have hired Doreen and Lux Lighting for several lighting design projects, residential and commercial. I have been extremely pleased with the level of industry and technical lighting knowledge that Doreen brings to projects and her ability to strategize and think creatively around the unique objectives and concerns of different jobs. Doreen is the consummate professional.”Owner, Fazenda Coffee Company
“Doreen Le May Madden is a lighting specialist who set up individual spot lighting for the paintings in my home. Initially she came to my home to scope out the work and determine the number and type of fixtures that would be required. At the second visit, she directed her electrician in the precise positioning of the mono lights to make certain that the proper distance between the light fixture and the painting was maintained. The electrician did excellent work with very little observable construction to the walls and ceilings. Lighting makes all the difference in home decor and although she did not light my entire home, I recognized how specific and difficult the science of light travel really is.”Sandra Morrison, Homeowner
“When I needed lighting expertise for a home that needed both an interior and exterior plan, I brought in Doreen Le May Madden of Lux Lighting Design. She has decades of experience about the technicalities of todays lighting environments. Her knowledge includes not only creating today’s energy efficient lighting plans but also merging todays efficiencies within older homes – all while respecting beauty of the past and incorporating the beauty of today- not an easy feat. If you are considering a complex or even a simple lighting plan, it would be worth your while to bring in a seasoned expert who can help you avoid costly mistakes and to the job done properly. Doreen knows lighting, both inside and out.”Marilyn MacLeod, Lee Design,
“We highly recommend Doreen Madden of Lux Lighting for your project. Doreen provided high quality and extremely professional service on the lighting design for our home renovation project.
Doreen provided the following services:
- Carefully reviewed “how we live” prior to our moving out of the house before construction began
- Listened to our concerns and issues and made critical suggestions
- Worked with design build construction firm to integrate lighting design with the total plan
- Designed lighting patterns with appropriate fixtures for each area of the house (on all four floors)
- Programmed lighting scenes sensitive to our living patterns
- Provided detailed lighting plans and explanation
- Coordinated with electricians during construction to approve lighting fixture installation performed
- Reviewed design several months after we moved back into our house to adjust programs according to changes in our life style
We are very enthusiastic about Doreen and her work. We invite you to view this project if you would like to see it.”Joe and Janet Rife, Homeowner
Brian and I are happy to have an opportunity to tell someone new how great we think you are! The bottom line is that we are thrilled with what you have added to our project (the lighting plan has really transformed how we think about the house) and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with you because you are creative, practical, and responsive.Polly Marmaduke, Home owner
I have interviewed lighting professionals from all over the country, yet I’ve never spoken to anyone with the breadth of knowledge Doreen has about lighting design. Not only is she on top of all the new technology and techniques, she has given a lot of thought to the design psychology of lighting and how it can improve our lives. Her essays on the impact of lighting on the human subconscious are extremely insightful. Truly a leader in this field!”Lisa Vail Author – “Creating Curb Appeal”,
As an Interior Designer, I have worked with Doreen Le May Madden on a many projects over the years. She is an expert on effective space lighting whether for an Interior Space or the Exterior of a Home. I frequently call on Doreen for advise on my home projects and she is always extremely helpful. She is amazingly creative and knowledgeable, her company’s customer service is excellent and Doreen is the ultimate Professional in her field.Jo Cook Interior Design, Customer