YuSun Hwang

Senior Associate

YuSun Hwang earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from HoSeo University, Korea, in 2003 and an MFA in Lighting Design from Parsons School of Design in 2007.

Her professional career as a lighting designer began with Cooley Monato Studio. Currently an Associate, she is involved in developing design concepts, as well as managing project documentation and coordination.

Ms. Hwang has developed international and domestic standards for clients including Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Gucci, as well as for Ann Taylor’s US stores. Other project work has included lead project design and management for Giorgio Armani’s Flagship in NYC, Barneys New York Cosmetic floor in NYC & Beverly Hills, and Stuart Weitzmann in Milan. She has also worked on many residences worldwide including One Madison Park Lobby & Sales Center in NYC, and Riverwalk 7 in NYC. And she participated in the AIA award winning project for Moscot Eyewear & Eyecare.

Additionally, Ms. Hwang is currently a member of the Designer’s Lighting Forum (DLF), and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).

Andressa Lopes

Senior Associate

Andressa Lopes received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil. Her interest in lighting started while working on her final dissertation when she faced the mysteries of integrated architectural lighting details.

In 2008, Andressa earned her M.A. in Architectural Lighting Design at Hochschule Wismar, Germany. She moved to New York City for an internship at Cooley Monato Studio and after her graduation joined the team as a full-time Designer where she designs and manages lighting projects for retail brands like Barneys New York and David Yurman Townhouse, which was honored with a GE Edison Award of Excellence in 2010. She is also involved in developing design concepts, as well as project documentation, coordination, and management for hospitality and high-end residential projects such as the Morgan Room at the Morgans Hotel, One Madison Park Condominium, and Opus model apartment in Hong Kong.

Andressa is a member of the Professional Lighting Designer’s Association (PLDA) & the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA).