PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER
Paul Gregory is the founder and president of Focus Lighting, Inc. of New York City. He has spent the last twenty five years revealing and highlighting architecture by “painting pictures with light.” He has received numerous awards recognizing his design work, including multiple Lumen and IALD Awards, Waterbury, ASID Awards, and Lighting Dimensions “Lighting Designer of the Year” Award. He was also inducted into Architectural Lighting Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Paul was trained in theatrical lighting at the Goodman Theatre School of the Art Institute of Chicago and in Architectural Lighting Design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He spent a number of years designing lights for regional theatres. In 1975, he founded Litelab Corporation, where he was responsible for major design projects in museums, restaurants, theatres, and entertainment facilities. Paul has been an Illuminating Engineering Society member since 1982.
Paul’s designs reflect the belief that a sense of drama and theatre is essential in successful architectural showmanship. A primary goal is to ensure that a patron’s initial impression of a space or facade is as stunning and memorable as the moment the curtain rises on a Broadway stage. Throughout the years, Paul has collaborated with top architects and interior designers, maximizing the beauty and design integrity in the spaces he accentuates with light. Today, Focus Lighting is internationally regarded as a leading light design firm, employing some of the field’s top designers and creating ground breaking installations that enhance the way people enjoy and experience a space.