Bernadette Cuaycong

Bernadette Cuaycong

Los Angeles, CA, US

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A designer and Pratt Institute graduate interested in reinventing the experiential movements created in spaces through the use of critical graphic representation and inspiring others to enhance architecture for the betterment of our generation.


Bernadette Cuaycong, Los Angeles, CA, Full-Time Freelance Architectural Designer/Lighting Consultant

Assist Architects with lighting and architectural design documentation

Aug 2018 - current

One Lux Studio, New York, NY, US, Full-Time Freelance Designer

Assist senior staff in preparing all lighting design documentation and coordination.

Mar 2018 - Jul 2018

Space Exploration Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Lighting Consultant/Architectural Designer

Overlook lighting design for all projects across the office.

Assist senior staff in preparing meeting minutes, 2D drawing documentation (Construction Documents, DOB, and Board Review Sets), and 3D renderings from SD to CD phases.

Prepare FF&E packages and collect samples for the clients' approval.

Collect and organize all approved specifications into schedules for final documentation.

Coordinate FF&E orders and deliveries through CA.

Mar 2017 - Feb 2018

HDLC Architectural Lighting Design, New York, NY, US, Senior Lighting Designer

Collaborate with architects to design lighting into architectural spaces to meet clients’ requirements.

Guide engineers/electrical contractors in making costly effective lighting decisions.

Prepare lighting design documentation including presentation boards to clients, gathering cutsheets and writing specifications, lighting control intent diagrams, shop drawings, and punch lists.

Coordinate with reps, manufacturers, and distributors to gather fixture product information, make custom modifications, and move orders forward.

Overlook all projects and distribute work to rest of team to ensure jobs move forward under projects’ schedules.

Jul 2014 - Feb 2017

HDLC Architectural Lighting Design, New York, NY, US, Junior Lighting Designer

Assist Senior Staff in preparing lighting design documentation including lighting details, lighting layouts, building models in 3D for calculations, cost analysis studies, Lighting-Power Density studies, load schedules, fixture schedules, and conducting in-house mock ups.

May 2012 - Jun 2014

Pratt's Work-Study Program, Brooklyn, NY, Architectural Shop Monitor

Supervise and assist students in operating laser cutter machinery and 3D print machinery.

Aug 2009 - May 2012

Habana Output - USBK (URBAN STUDIO BROOKLYN), Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Work with team members to develop and build a sustainable outdoor classroom with a rainwater collection system for the Leadership Prep School located in Bed-Stuy.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

OPUS X LLC, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Research and analyze material to develop new product prototypes such as glass decanters, olive bowls, and vases.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012


IES’ Merit Award, Award

Lighting Design of a Contemporary Financial Institution


“Build Ideas” Exhibition by Theoharis David, Other

Selected for Student Work


Pratt’s InProcess Archive Book, Other

Selected Design Projects 2008-2011


Top Pick Imagine Award for DIFFA’S Dine By Design Event, Award

Award for Dining Space


Union Leader Newspaper “Ready for the Future", Other

Recognized Student for CAD Certification


President’s List, Award

Award for Academic Excellence 2008-2011


Certified Mechanical Drafter, Other

The American Design Drafting Association


Areas of Specialization