About GLD

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. GLD provides high-quality, responsive service that results in creative yet practical and technically-sound lighting designs. The firm prides itself on the relationships it has built with a number of long-term clients completing over 500 projects in the last 20 years of practicing architectural lighting design.

Architectural projects include interior and exterior spaces for – academic facilities, airport, 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.

GLD, 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


Karen Goldstick is Principal of Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd. She established the firm in 1999 offering full lighting design services from design concepts through construction completion. Her 39 year career includes projects of large and small scale for academic facilities, corporate interiors, medical facilities, retail, site and landscape, sport 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 oversees every project at GLD and represents the firm and its design work with clientele. She is hands on with development of initial design concepts and review of final design prior to issuing construction documents.

Kalynn Amadio

Associate Principal

Kalynn Amadio, MIES is Associate Principal of Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd. 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 33 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 an Associate Principal at GLD, Kalynn is responsible for collaborating on the design vision and direction of design efforts for the project during 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.

Tyrell Lundman


Tyrell Lundman is Design Director at Goldstick Lighting Design, Ltd. He has a Master of Architecture degree from City College of New York (CCNY).

Ty has extensive project and design experience with GLD 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 design and project management for GLD.

As a Design Director, Ty is active in design development, concept presentation, production, and coordination with the architect and other design team members.

Elizabeth Graham


Elizabeth Graham graduated from the University of New Haven in 2016 with a B.A. in Interior Design. During the course of her four years there, she was a member of the university’s growing A.S.I.D. chapter, along with several other club affiliations.

In her final years at the university, she completed two internships with interior design firms. Liz joined our team soon after graduation and was elated to become a full time employee in September of 2016. She has project experience with GLD ranging from corporate interiors, airport, retail, exterior lighting, academic and multi-family high rises.

As a Designer at GLD, she is instrumental in design development, production and coordination with architects and other design team members. Liz manages lighting manufacturer product resources and continuing education efforts for GLD staff. She is integral to ongoing management of projects during the construction process until final punch list is issued.

Matt Hanson

Matthew Hanson


Matthew Hanson is a Master of Architecture graduate from CCNY. During his senior year of the master’s program, Matt joined GLD as a junior designer. For his final semester, he completed a work-study program to hone his skills as a lighting designer.

Before joining GLD, 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.

Lighting Design

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:

Schematic Design

Concept development
Concept presentation
Basis of design
Energy codes analysis

Design Development

Lighting layouts (FOH & BOH)
Fixture selections
Custom fixture design
Illumination calculations
Lighting Power Density
Control intent
Fixture schedules
Equipment Budgeting
Code compliance
Mock ups

Contract Documents

Final layouts & schedules
Architectural details
Fixture cut sheets
Quality control
Written specifications
Final coordination
LEED compliance

Construction Administration

Value engineering
Substitution evaluation
RFIs & Submittal review
Site visits

Lighting Controls

Services related to lighting controls vary per project based on the engineering team’s involvement. While GLD provides a control intent document for all spaces that the engineering team can implement independently, GLD can implement the control system for the project by adding the following services during design development and contract document stages:

Control system development (central or distributed)
Daylight harvesting
Energy code compliance (ASHRAE, IECC, NYCECC)
BAS, BMS integration

Final controls specification
Zoning diagrams
Wiring diagrams
Written specifications

Lighting Engineering

Lighting engineering is an expanded service offered by GLD. In this category, GLD can work as a WBE subconsultant 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)

Panel schedule generation
Engineering details
Feasibility and Existing Conditions Studies