Our Designers


Jason Livingston IES, IALD, LC, LEED Green Associate

Jason directs our consulting at Studio T+L and is responsible for the overall planning, programming, and design of our projects. With over 20 years of experience as a theatrical and architectural lighting designer and theatre consultant, he has designed and managed projects ranging from 99 seat black box theatres to 4,100 seat municipal theatres. His architectural lighting design encompasses high-end retail, university libraries, performing arts, and corporate facilities. He was awarded a 2012 Award of Merit by the IES for relighting the University Church at Fordham University and a 2003 Lumen Award by the New York Section of the IES for his work on Rewarding Lives for American Express in New York City. His work has been profiled in Lighting & Sound America, Lighting Design + Application, Design Bureau, and Architectural SSL.

Jason has been teaching theatrical and architectural lighting design in New York City since 1993. He currently teaches architectural lighting design at New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. He also taught stage lighting at New York University for 10 years and architectural lighting at Fashion Institute of Technology for 5 years.

Jason is the author of Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design (Wiley, 2014), and is a co-author of Design Guide 1 - Color and Illumination (IES, 2017). He is Co-Chair of the IES Color Committee and a member of the IES Education Review Council. He holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from University of Miami and an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, Illuminating Engineering Society, International Association of Lighting Designers, and United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Paul Bartlett

Paul provides guidance on space planning, operations, and outfitting for our theatre clients. At Studio T+L Paul has contributed to Greenfield Community College Feasibility Study, Bristol Memorial Theatre, Levoy Theatre, Rivers School Feasibility Study, and Coach.  Over the course of his career, Paul has been a stagehand, actor, director, designer, and manager. His 25 years of production management include production coordinator at Brooklyn Academy of Music, production manager/tour manager with Columbia Artists Management, and Production Manager of the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College.

Paul holds a BA in Theater and History from Vasser College and an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829

Ed McCarthy

Ed provides guidance on stage and television studio lighting dimming and control system, stage and studio lighting equipment, space planning, operations, and architectural lighting design for our clients. At Studio T+L Ed’s work includes I Heart Radio Theater, Clear Channel Rich Media Overlay Studio, University Church at Fordham University, Paley Center for Media, and Levoy Theatre. As a theatre and television designer Ed is in great demand. He is currently the Associate Lighting Designer for all companies of Mama Mia! in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He adapted the lighting for the Broadway production of Corem Boy, the British import from the National Theatre in London. Ed’s other Broadway credits include Associate Lighting Designer on Wonderful Town, The Phantom of the Opera, Dame Edna The Royal Tour, and Dance of the Vampires. Ed has been the Lighting Director for numerous telecasts of the Grammy Awards, Latin Grammys, Tony Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, and Kennedy Center Honors. At PBS, he has been a Lighting Director for Live From Lincoln Center for eighteen years.

Ed also teaches television lighting in the Department of Design for Stage and Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Ed holds a BS in Business and an MFA in Lighting Design from New York University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 1.