Architecture Lecturer Featured in The New York Times for Residential Lighting and Interior Design Project

Feb. 3, 2020



Claudia Kappl-Joy
Claudia Kappl-Joy, Lecturer in Architecture.

Claudia Kappl-Joy, lecturer in architecture, was featured for her lighting design and interior work in a January 28, 2020 article in The New York Times about a custom mountain home designed in 2014 and completed in 2019.

Kappl-Joy and her architectural lighting design studio CLL . Concept Lighting Lab worked with Greg Faulkner of Faulkner Architects to design the lighting and interiors of the 7,833-square-foot house located north of Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California.

Kappl-Joy “created a lighting scheme meant to balance daylight with electrical lighting in changing conditions,” says the article. “Because the [17-foot] ceilings are so high and the spaces are so continuous, we created zones of lighting that allow you to arrive to different places as destinations.”

Kappl-Joy joined the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in 2018 to share her passion for lighting. She regularly attends reviews and has co-taught CAPLA’s capstone design studio and summer immersion programs. She is a Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) and a member of Women in Lighting (WIL), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (MIES). She holds master’s degrees in Architecture (TU Graz, Austria) and Architectural Lighting Design (KTH Stockholm).

Header photo by Joe Fletcher, courtesy Claudia Kappl-Joy and Faulkner Architects.


Architecture Lecturer Claudia Kappl-Joy


Residential Lighting and Interior Work


Truckee, California