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Renee Chaykin, LC

Architectural Lighting & Design Manager

Renee comes to Synergy with over 19 years of experience in the lighting community. She brings her unique background in both the design and manufacturing sectors of the industry to her current role, which is focused on developing and expanding upon the services Synergy provides to the architectural lighting market. This includes but is not limited to lighting design, lighting calculations and specification support.

Renee’s portfolio spans across all architectural markets (corporate, academic, healthcare, retail, water treatment/hazardous facilities, transportation, hospitality, etc.) and includes several lighting design collaborations which have been recognized via distinctions and awards. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2000 and received her Lighting Certified (LC) accreditation by the NCQLP in 2004.  Her career began in New York City as a lighting designer under the tutelage of some of the industry’s foremost lighting design firms.  Her manufacturing roles include: Specification Sales, Specification Project Manager and Northeast Regional Sales Manager.  

More recently, Renee was a Senior Lighting Designer for a firm that consulted on a broad spectrum of projects where she oversaw design and calculation work for new/retrofit/renovation projects. Additionally, she added to her skill set by handling rebate management projects - conducting energy audits and expanding/enhancing the audit templates used in the process. Renee also directed the creation of facility illumination guidelines, criteria and master planning in this position.

Renee’s passion for lighting is only surpassed by her love of skiing and family. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.

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