Green Festival Speakers

Jon Parrish



Jon Parrish currently works for Johnson Controls as Midwestern Lighting Design Manager overseeing initial lighting opportunities, defining the requirements for scope and project development and identifying risks for potential technical issues. As an Architectural Engineering graduate of the University of Colorado he fell into lighting design quite accidentally. The qualitative and "human" aspects of lighting attracted him to this field but the changes in new technology made it exciting. Working as a lighting designer, his project lighting design experience includes visible spaces such as the Orbitz World Headquarters, advertising agency Abelson-Taylor, and the redevelopment of the historic Chicago Blackstone Hotel. Prior to completing his MBA he consulted as a Lighting Designer completing over 2M sq ft of space nationwide. He has practical experience incorporating creative and cost effective lighting design into commercial, civic, educational, institutional, hospitality, retail and residential applications.