William Armstrong has over 30 years’ experience as both an architectural and theatrical lighting designer.  He started in the lighting design profession working in the theatre where he designed numerous theatrical productions worldwide, including both Broadway and off-Broadway shows.  The progression to architectural lighting was consistent with his love for the way in which light inhabits space.  Bill’s lighting designs encompass a diverse range projects all over New York City, throughout the United States, and overseas.  These include such highlights as: the restoration of an historic ballroom in Indianapolis, Indiana, where top name jazz big bands performed and local high school held their senior proms; numerous retail venues ranging from Gucci and Calvin Klein to Levis and Juicy Couture; shopping centers and retail developments all over the world; and private residences for the rich, famous and not-so-famous.  Mr. Armstrong is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in design from the Yale School of Drama at Yale University. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (I.E.S.).


Senior Associate, LEED BD+C


Kelly joins the architectural community through her background in scenic and lighting design for the theater. Combining her passion for art and science, she uses a thoughtful approach to consider project constraints and design engaging spaces for her clients. She has experience with a wide range of projects across the United States and overseas, including high-end residential, upscale retail, and boutique hospitality. Kelly enjoys the subtle layering of residential projects and the complex drama of hospitality, crafting fresh and unique designs from the requirements of each. Some of her favorite public projects include the landmarked interior renovation of 195 Broadway (NYC), the Asbury Park Hotel (a part of the Asbury Park revitalization effort), and Rizzoli Bookstore (NYC). Her residential work consists of new construction houses, multi-level townhouses and intimate apartments, collaborating with firms such as Ike Kligerman Barkley, GACHOT, and Steve Blatz Architect.


As WALD Studio’s design director, Kelly is responsible for managing the firm's workflow and all production work, including drawings, specifications, controls, photometric analysis, and energy code compliance. Outside of the office, Kelly is a leader in developing the NYC and National groups of Women in Lighting + Design (WILD), and recently participated in judging the IES Illumination Awards. She is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Designers Lighting Forum (DLFNY), and is a LEED BD+C professional.


Production Designer


Ms. Snow has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Fine Arts in Architectural Lighting from Parsons The New School for Design. She came into architectural lighting after completing time in the construction world for post Hurricane Katrina relief rebuilding efforts. Shanna has been with WALD Studio since the end of 2012 as a designer.

Ms. Snow provides production design and has worked on various residential, retail and multi-family residential projects. Ms. Snow’s recently completed and current projects include: Davidoff of Geneva at Brookfield, Private Residence Three Diamond in Baltimore MD, NYCHA Sotomayor Houses, NYCHA Baruch Houses, NYCHA Carey Gardens Residences, and 1101 Ocean Hotel and Residences (Asbury Park, NJ).

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