Markus Earley

Inspired by the very nature of light, Markus Earley has over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry as a designer and educator. He has taught lighting design at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design and has been a guest critic at Columbia University, New York School of Interior Design and the LRC at Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute. Earley has made many appearances on This Old House and Home Again with Bob Vila to promote high-quality, sustainable lighting. He is Lighting Certified (LC) by the NCQLP.

Early is particularly interested in the importance of using digital lighting and controls to conserve energy while simultaneously enhancing the quality of the visual environment. He teaches his students to be wary of the pitfall in equating “sustainability” with “quality.” The need for sustainable lighting does not replace the human factors of lighting. Good lighting and sustainability are equally important, but they are two different things.

Spring 2019 Courses

  • INTAR-2353-01 Spatial Perception: Light & Color
  • INTAR-2353-02 Spatial Perception: Light & Color
  • BFA, Pratt Institute


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