2004: MA Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design, New York City
Winner, Light Lights Student Competition 2004, IES, New York Chapter
2000: BA Architecture, University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, Dean’s List
2004-Present: Joseph Barron Lighting Design and Architectural Services, DBA. Providing a full range of design expertise, from 2D and 3D CAD services to residential and commercial project design and management. As a Lighting Designer I am accountable to the perceptual needs of the client, from task lighting to way-finding. Daylight analysis by virtual and real modeling and calculations, lighting layouts and section diagrams, custom fixture design and fabrication, and engineer/contractor/manufacturer coordination are part and parcel to the service I provide.
2010: Listrom Residence, Austin, Texas
Lighting design for a custom home which is currently in the Construction Document phase.
2010: Casa Esencia, Abuquerque, New Mexico
Complete interior and exterior lighting design services for this event venue space located in Old Town.
2010: Albuquerque Plaza, Downtown
Designed, built and installed a custom LED lighting system.
2009-present: Territorial Landscape Company, Albuquerque
Providing drafting services for commercial and residential landscape designs on a part time freelance basis.
2009: Hotel St. Francis, Santa Fe
Complete Lighting Design services for the upcoming remodel of this historic hotel.
2008: Heritage Hotels and Resorts
Provided analysis of existing lighting for six full-service hotels in New Mexico and Arizona. Enacted and supervised
lighting retrofit for public, private and back-of-house spaces. Initialize a recycling program for used fluorescent lamps
2008: Sagebrush Community Church, Albuquerque
Design, build and install aluminum structural frames for way-finding graphics during events in the church auditorium.
2008: Lewis Residence, Albuquerque
A 1500 square foot residential addition, from concept to construction documents, that meets the Veterans
Administration ADA standards.
2008: Baxter Residence, Taos, New Mexico
Final design and construction documents for a two story 2100 square foot addition to be constructed
with poured pumice walls.
2007: Albuquerque International Airport, Sunport Blvd.
Commission awarded by the City of Albuquerque to design, build and install solar-powered custom LED lights for use
at the International Airport to artistically light the oversized decorative pots along Sunport Boulevard.
2007: Qbar Expansion, Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interior and Lighting Design through completion for the upscale lounge expansion in the hotel located near Old Town.
2006: Hilton Hotel Remodel, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Interior and Lighting Design concept through completion of the new restaurant and lounge within the hotel.
2006: Big Rock Casino, Espanola, New Mexico
Provided Interior and Exterior Lighting Design Services for the 28,000 foot casino expansion.
2004-2005: Nativo Lodge Hotel Remodel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Interior and Exterior Lighting Design, Custom Fixture Design and Installation.
2001-2004: Suby Bowden & Associates, Architecture, Planning, Industrial Design.
Started out doing Construction Documents and all around worker guy. Other duties – building codes research, construction administration, client relations, real and VR modeling. In 2003, focused on the Lighting Design for a 9000 sqr.ft. residence completed in 2004.
Aug 2009: Kinetic Light Installation at the Open Space Visitor’s Center in Albuquerque
In collaboration with artist Danielle Miller, an interactive, site specific land art work was realized.
Sep 2007: Temporary Environment Installation, 1% for the Arts at the Harwood in Taos, New Mexico
A site-specific interactive water feature commissioned by New Mexico Arts.
Oct 2006: Temporary Environment Installation, 1% for the Arts Competition in Silver City, New Mexico
A site specific interactive solar-powered and LED driven projection commissioned by New Mexico Arts.
May 2002: Windows 2002
Sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Windows Project brings together business owners and artists to create publicly accessible artwork. The site was Harry’s Clothing in Santa Fe, and the design commented on the strict edge condition of the context by penetrating the plan of the storefront, blending the relation of interior and exterior.
October 2009: Fiddler on the Roof, Sandia Preparatory School, Albuquerque
August 2009: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque
Scenic Design and construction.
March 2009: Golda’s Balcony, Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque
Scenic Design and Construction; Lighting Design.
December 2008: Les Miserables, Sandia Preparatory School, Albuquerque
November 2008: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque.
Lighting Design, Master Electrician and Board Operator for this award-winning production (Alibi’s “Best of Burque” 2008).
June 2008: I Hate Hamlet and Good Night Desdemona – Good Morning Juliet, Vortex Theatre, Albuquerque.
Scenic Design and construction.
Mar 2008: Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque.
Set design and construction for Harvey, by Mary Chase.
Sep 2007: North 4th Theatre.
Set design and construction for The Oresteia: Live.
Sep 2000: Southwest Repertory Theatre.
Properties Master for Sins of Sor Jauna, performed at The Broadway Cultural Center. Construction of furniture items.
Jan-May 1998:Department of Theatre and Dance, UNM.
Properties Designer and Master Electrician for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby, performed at Rodey Theatre. Period luminaire design, technical support for special effects sequencing, vacu-formed architectural elements.
References Available Upon Request