A diverse group of professionals working together
The staff at Randy Burkett Lighting Design have a wide range of backgrounds and history, working together to leverage their diverse skill sets.
Randy Burkett, FIALD, FIES, LC
President and Design Principal
Randy Burkett is the President and Design Principal of Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. As Principal he establishes design direction and oversees the management of the firm’s projects. Since he began professional practice, he has been responsible for the lighting of numerous national and international commissions. His diverse portfolio comprises museums, retail malls and stores, corporate headquarters, offices, health care and laboratory facilities, urban parks, site developments and building exteriors. Before establishing his own firm in 1988, he was Director of Lighting Design at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum.
Randy is an active member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and is a past President and former Board member of the organization. He is engaged in Illuminating Engineering Society Technical and Design committees including the Color Metric Task Force, Quality of the Visual Environment, and Lighting for Outdoor Public Spaces. He has authored design and technical articles appearing in publications in over 40 countries. He is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on a variety of lighting design subjects and has served as an instructor at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Maryville University in St. Louis. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Washington University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
Susan Jennings, Associate IALD
Susan has been with Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. since 1998. As one of the firm’s most experienced designers, she is responsible for design concept development and project management. Susan holds a degree in Interior Design from Maryville University joining the firm at graduation.
She has been a part of the lighting design team on a wide range of successful projects including: the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis; Bearden Park in Charlotte; Citygarden in Saint Louis; Hyatt Regency St. Louis; Chihuly at the Garden; Lumiere Place in Saint Louis; and various Bass Pro Shops locations.
Vickie Hayden, Office and Accounts Manager
Vickie joined Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc. in 1995. She has principal responsibility for the Firm’s office management, billing, collections, marketing and various others tasks.
Since beginning her time with Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc., Vickie was Chair of Canstruction St. Louis for 6 years. In her personal time, she is passionate about charity work where she’s spent a lot of time with the Ronald McDonald House Charities as well as spending time with her family and traveling.