Christopher Cuttle

Christopher Cuttle

Lighting Educator

Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, MA PhD FSLL FIESANZ FIESNA, is a lighting educator, designer and author. During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland and the Victoria University of Wellington, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK.

In addition to more than 140 published papers and articles, he is author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition); Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.

His recent awards include the 2019 IES Medal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, the 2017 Lighting Award of the Society of Light and Lighting (UK); the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Professional Lighting Design Recognition panel, and 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice.