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Saul D. Acosta, Assoc. AIA, MIES


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Saul D. Acosta, Assoc, AIA, MIES. Principal of D|A Lighting Studio, is an award winning lighting designer with over 15 years of experience in Architectural Lighting Design. 

Saul D. Acosta discovered his love for lighting while a student of Architecture in Woodbury University.  He became fascinated by the play of light and shadow by the work of some of his favorite architects.  Later he discovered the endless possibilities of artificial lighting and its ability to transform the most simple spaces through the work of world renowned artists Dan Flavin and James Turrell.  

Prior to joining D|A Lighting Studio, Mr. Acosta was Assoc. Principal at an an L.A. based,  award winning lighting firm. he was the lead designer at cutting edge  media facade / content creator company, interned with award winning architecture firm Lehrer Architects, and spent his summers (while an architecture student) building homes for Hollywood's elite and L.A's most prominent figures. Through the years he has overseen and played a key role in the lighting design for a multitude of local and international award winning projects whose combined construction cost is well over 5 billion dollars.

In addition to his work in the lighting design field, Saul is an active member of the art and design community, as well as various non-profit organizations.  Recently he served on the executive planning committee for The Institute of Classical Architecture and Habitat for Humanity multi-family housing competition.  He is a frequent speaker at IALD’s Enlighten Conference.   He is currently a member of Woodbury University’s Architecture Advisory Board, as well as Chair for the AIA L.A. Historic Resources Committee.  His projects are frequently published in Forbes, Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Architectural Digest, Elle, L.A. Times and N.Y Times.

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