TaylorandMiller

Firm Profile

TM Light is a lighting design studio based in New York and founded by partners Jeff Taylor and B. Alex Miller, who began their collaboration while completing their graduate studies at MIT. Jeff and Alex have been collaborating on dozens of lighting design projects for a decade, working with other designers like Stephen Holl, Frank Gehry, Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban, and Jean Nouvel. Their lighting work has included project categories that span from residential, luxury retail, museums, landscapes, urban masterplans, and lighting sculpture.

Design Philosophy

TM Light's design philosophies are first and foremost rooted in the relationships with their design collaborators. The studio tries to see lighting within the very concepts of the architecturally-designed spaces. For TM Light, the lighting is not a secondary layer of systems that attaches to the architecture, but is intrinsic to the experience of space and material. The lighting should be part of the design DNA of the architecture itself; it should not stand on its own and it should not be relegated to an engineered solution devoid of poetry. The studio develops the design concepts for the lighting in direct collaboration with the designer, and carries this concept from the original speculative renderings to the final finished and constructed project.