Enlighten Design Studio was born out of a desire to enhance BG Buildingworks’ electrical engineering practice by marrying it with a lighting design practice. Developing a brand within a brand was done strategically to maximize BG’s original intent – elevate lighting while also allowing for it to be integrated with the company’s other professional services. Enlighten Design Studio’s team is a talented, dedicated, and collaborative group of lighting designers with diverse knowledge and interests.

Similar to BG Buildingworks’ purpose to create exceptional environments where people and buildings thrive, Enlighten Design Studio’s passion is to create elegant and unique spaces for people to live and thrive. With a commitment to thoughtfully and intentionally design healthy, beautiful, and functional lighting designs, Enlighten Design Studio’s work crafts lighting as an artform within the built environment and enriches the space for all who experience it.

LIGHTING SERVICES

Differentiation is the lifeblood for professional services firms and success in any company is built upon core values and personified through its people. The team at Enlighten Design Studio blends engineering function with an array of lighting aesthetics for tailored solutions to building systems across multiple markets.

  • Architectural enhancement
  • Concept design charettes
  • Architectural luminaire selection
  • Decorative luminaire selection
  • Decorative fixture review
  • Custom luminaire coordination
  • Architectural ceiling coordination
  • Landscape lighting
  • Photometric calculations
  • Lighting mockups
 
  • Lighting details
  • Sample review
  • Emergency/egress lighting calcs
  • Lighting controls system design
  • Aim and focus site visits

ANNA-LISA CONNERS

SENIOR LIGHTING PROJECT DIRECTOR

Education: BS Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Years Experience: 15
Certifications: CLD, LC, CLEP, LEED GA
Lighting Passion: Melding the beauty and the science of light
Favorite Hobby: Dancing
Interesting Fact: Loves all things salty – pickles, capers, olives, you name it
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TIA NORD

SENIOR LIGHTING PROJECT LEAD

Education: BS Interior Design, Colorado State University + MS in Civil Engineering for Building Systems (aka Lighting Engineering), University of Colorado Boulder
Years Experience: 27
Lighting Passion: Finding the unique architectural features in the space and bringing them to life.
Favorite Hobby: Anything outdoors – gardening, hiking, walking my dog.
Interesting Fact: I have been to Petra in the country of Jordan.
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COURTNEY LUNSFORD

SENIOR LIGHTING PROJECT LEAD

Education: BAS Interior Design, Business Admin, Colorado State University
Years Experience: 12
Lighting Passion: Nurturing client relationships to create highly functional spaces through lighting and controls
Favorite Hobby: Gardening and woodworking
Interesting Fact: I love the cultural stories that belong to food and traditional dishes.
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TANYA PARDO

SENIOR LIGHTING PROJECT LEAD

Education: BA Interior Architecture, University of California Davis
Years Experience: 12
Lighting Passion: Perfecting lighting details
Favorite Hobby: Watching her dog, Sadie, run free at the Chatfield dog park
Interesting Fact: Studied abroad in Mendoza, Argentina
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BIANCA BUNCES

LIGHTING DESIGNER I

Education: BS Architecture with a minor in Sustainability Studies, University of Colorado Denver
Years Experience: 1
Lighting Passion: Design concepting
Favorite Hobby: Travelling and exploring new cultures
Interesting Fact: Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador
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MARY PUPKEVICH

LIGHTING DESIGNER II

Education: MS and BS Thermal Power Engineering, Belarusian National Technical University
Years Experience: 4
Lighting Passion: Transforming spaces with customized and innovative lighting concepts, promoting well-being.
Favorite Hobby: Hiking and painting by numbers.
Interesting Fact: I have been practicing folk dancing for 12 years.
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Education: BS Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Years Experience: 15
Certifications: CLD, LC, CLEP, LEED GA
Lighting Passion: Melding the beauty and the science of light
Favorite Hobby: Dancing
Interesting Fact: Loves all things salty – pickles, capers, olives, you name it

ANNA-LISA CONNERS

Education: BS Interior Design, Colorado State University + MS in Civil Engineering for Building Systems (aka Lighting Engineering), University of Colorado Boulder
Years Experience: 27
Lighting Passion: Finding the unique architectural features in the space and bringing them to life.
Favorite Hobby: Anything outdoors – gardening, hiking, walking my dog.
Interesting Fact: I have been to Petra in the country of Jordan.

TIA NORD

Education: BAS Interior Design, Business Admin, Colorado State University
Years Experience: 12
Lighting Passion: Nurturing client relationships to create highly functional spaces through lighting and controls
Favorite Hobby: Gardening and woodworking
Interesting Fact: I love the cultural stories that belong to food and traditional dishes.

COURTNEY LUNSFORD

Education: BA Interior Architecture, University of California Davis
Years Experience: 12
Lighting Passion: Perfecting lighting details
Favorite Hobby: Watching her dog, Sadie, run free at the Chatfield dog park
Interesting Fact: Studied abroad in Mendoza, Argentina

TANYA PARDO

Education: BS Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Years Experience: 15
Certifications: CLD, LC, CLEP, LEED GA
Lighting Passion: Melding the beauty and the science of light
Favorite Hobby: Dancing
Interesting Fact: Loves all things salty – pickles, capers, olives, you name it

ANNA-LISA CONNERS

TIA NORD

COURTNEY LUNSFORD

TANYA PARDO

Education: BS Architecture with a minor in Sustainability Studies, University of Colorado Denver
Years Experience: 1
Lighting Passion: Design concepting
Favorite Hobby: Travelling and exploring new cultures
Interesting Fact: Originally from Guayaquil, Ecuador

BIANCA BUNCES

Education: MS and BS Thermal Power Engineering, Belarusian National Technical University
Years Experience: 4
Lighting Passion: Transforming spaces with customized and innovative lighting concepts, promoting well-being.
Favorite Hobby: Hiking and painting by numbers.
Interesting Fact: I have been practicing folk dancing for 12 years.

MARY PUPKEVICH

BIANCA BUNCES

MARY PUPKEVICH

PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

HOSPITALITY

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

Double Tree Breckenridge Renovation,
Breckenridge, CO | Full Service Hotel

Eglise Lodge, Big Sky, MT | Restaurant and
Entertainment

Foothills Golf Course Clubhouse Renovation,
Denver, CO | Recreation Facilities

Granview Restaurant, Colorado Springs, CO |
Restaurant and Entertainment

Lone Rock Retreat, Bailey, CO | Mixed Use

The Farm at Brush Creek, Saratoga, WY | Mixed
Use

The Highlands at Harbor Springs – Main Lodge
Renovation, Harbor Springs, MI | Full Service
Hotel

Three Forks Spa Expansion, Savery, WY | Full
Service Hotel

Ulery’s Lake Lodge, Big Sky, MT | Condo in
Hospitality

W Hotel, Aspen, CO | Full Service Hotel

1295 Red Butte Aspen Residence, Aspen, CO |
Custom Homes

First Plaza, Albuquerque, NM | Apartment/
Townhomes

Modera Cook Street, Denver, CO | Apartment/
Townhomes

Mountain Residence, Gypsum, CO | Custom
Homes

Soffer Residence Remodel, Aspen, CO | Custom
Homes

Spanish Peaks Branded Residences, Big Sky, MT |
Custom Homes

Starwood Residence Remodel, Aspen, CO |
Custom Homes

Summit Haus, Snowmass Village, CO | Custom
Homes

The Blake Residences, Taos Ski Valley, NM |
Condo in Hospitality

Vail Four Seasons Cloud 9 Residence, Vail, CO |
Condo in Hospitality

Aspen Middle School, Aspen, CO | Education
PK-12

Belmar Library Renovation, Lakewood, CO |
Museum and Library

Camp Pickle Centennial, Centennial, CO |
Restaurant and entertainment

Cid’s Mountain Market, Taos Ski Valley, NM |
Retail

Hayden Community Center Redevelopment,
Hayden, CO | Recreation Facilities

Mason Morse Office, Aspen, CO | Office

MSU Denver Center for Visual Arts –
Gallery Lighting Upgrade, Denver, CO | Museum
and Library

Spanish Peaks Ski Yard, Big Sky, MT | Recreation
Facilities

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Aspen, CO | House of
Worship

Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center Remodel,
Snowmass Village, CO | Recreation Facilities

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