About Goldstick Studio
Goldstick Studio (GS) [formerly called Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd. (GLD)] is a full-service firm specializing in architectural lighting. Karen Goldstick founded the firm in 1999 to apply the expertise she gained as a lighting designer in New York and London, working internationally, and as an in-house technical consultant to a custom lighting manufacturer. GS provides high-quality, responsive service that results in creative, practical, and technically-sound lighting designs. We are proud of the relationships we have built with a number of long-term clients completing over 600 projects in the last 24 years of practicing architectural lighting design.
Our architectural projects include interior and exterior spaces for – academic facilities, airports, corporate headquarters, medical facilities, lobbies, multi-family buildings, parks, retail, religious institutions, and hospitality spaces that have received awards from GE, New York Construction, Illuminating Engineering Society and the American Institute of Architects.
GS, located in Westchester County, NY, is certified as a Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, School Construction Authority (SCA), NYC Small Business Services (SBS), Port Authority of NY and NJ, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), City of Philadelphia Office of Economic Development and is a registered Small Diverse Business (SDB) by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.
Karen Goldstick is the founding Principal of Goldstick Studio. She established Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd. in 1999 offering full lighting design services from design concepts through construction completion. Her 41-year career includes projects of large and small scale for academic facilities, corporate interiors, medical facilities, retail, site and landscape, sports venues, restaurants, building façade and lobbies, airports, and hotels.
She is a Parsons School of Design graduate and has held senior positions at Horton Lees Lighting Design, Lighting Design Partnership in London, and Flack + Kurtz Consulting Engineers as Director of Lighting. Karen has authored numerous articles on sports lighting and many of her projects have received architectural awards for design and energy conservation.
As Principal, Karen represents the firm and its design work with clientele. She is hands-on with the development of initial design concepts and review of the final design prior to issuing construction documents.
Kalynn Amadio, MIES is a Principal at Goldstick Studio. She holds a BS in Architectural Engineering with a concentration in electrical systems and lighting design. She has extensive project management and design experience over the past 35 years for a variety of projects in all categories of construction. Included in that experience are the design of K-12 and higher education facilities, corporate headquarters, hotels, airports, and multi-family residences.
As a Principal at GS, Kalynn is responsible for collaborating on the design vision and direction of design efforts for the project during the production phases. She is instrumental in creating design details and navigating technical coordination of project concepts including custom fixture design, lighting controls, circuiting, and emergency lighting compliance. Kalynn also serves as our resident lighting engineer providing collaborative engineering support for the MEP team on a project-by-project basis.
Beth Turomsha is an Associate Principal at Goldstick Studio. She has extensive project and architectural lighting design experience over the past 17 years. Prior to that, she worked as a theatrical lighting designer for 10 years. Beth has design experience in every project sector with a bulk of that work in corporate interiors, academic and residential. She believes close collaboration with architects and interior designers is essential, to create a holistic design approach to every space.
As Associate Principal at GS, she is active in design development, concept presentation, production, and coordination with the architect and other design team members.
Tyrell Lundman is Design Director at Goldstick Studio. He has a Master of Architecture degree from City College of New York (CCNY).
Ty has extensive project and design experience with GS ranging from corporate interiors, academic facilities, custom fixture design, exterior lighting, hotels, multi-family highrises, and community centers. Included is design and detail work for six multi-family and mixed-use retail projects in the New York City area, retail spaces at the new LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B, Chelsea Pier 60, academic auditoriums, and corporate headquarters in the Westchester, NY, and Fairfield, CT areas. He has also become instrumental in project management for GS.
As Design Director, Ty is active in design development, concept presentation, production, and coordination with the architect and other design team members.
Matthew Hanson is a Master of Architecture graduate from CCNY. During his senior year of the master’s program, Matt joined GS as a junior designer. For his final semester, he completed a work-study program to hone his skills as a lighting designer.
Before joining GS, Matt worked on small-scale residential architectural projects, furniture design, and carpentry. He is versed in Revit, Autocad, Adobe Suite, and Rhino 3D. While at SVA, he focused on 3D printing, metal fabrication, and hand sculpting as his main focus. He actively assists the Goldstick team on various aviation, residential, and interior corporate space projects. Matt manages lighting manufacturer product resources and continuing education efforts for GS staff. He is integral to the ongoing management of projects during the construction process until the final punch list is issued.
Lighting design services encompass many diverse aspects of the architectural lighting scope from schematic design through construction administration. Below is a list of a typical scope of work in this category:
Basis of design
Energy codes analysis
Lighting layouts (FOH & BOH)
Custom fixture design
Lighting Power Density
Final layouts & schedules
Fixture cut sheets
RFIs & Submittal review
Services related to lighting controls vary per project based on the engineering team’s involvement. While GS provides a control intent document for all spaces that the engineering team can implement independently, GS can implement the control system for the project by adding the following services during the design development and contract document stages:
Control system development (central or distributed)
Energy code compliance (ASHRAE, IECC, NYCECC)
BAS, BMS integration
Final controls specification
Lighting engineering is an expanded service offered by GS. In this servoce, GS can work as a WBE sub-consultant to the MEP firm providing all Lighting Design and Lighting Controls services outlined above plus the following:
Emergency lighting calculations
Emergency code compliance
Emergency lighting specification
Circuiting lighting systems (normal and emergency)