“We only know the world as it is evoked through light.”  – Louis Kahn

Vortex Lighting is a design team of architectural and theatrical designers dedicated to the innovative and intelligent approach to lighting design.

Vortex is based in Los Angeles, CA and was founded in 1996 by Anne Militello, an internationally acclaimed lighting designer and former Senior Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering.

The work performed in our studios encompasses a variety of lighting for architectural projects, landscape design, theme park attractions and large-scale public art installations.

Our work has been celebrated with numerous awards including the prestigious Waterbury Award of Distinction from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek, BBC, Time Out and others.

Our work has taken us around the world with a variety of applications and experiences. A high level of technical knowledge, together with creativity and collaboration with our clients allow us to achieve unique and exciting solutions. We understand the importance of listening to the needs of our clients. We enjoy the process of collaborating with architects, engineers and designers in creating the perfect solution for every environment.

We are committed to keeping up with the latest trends and developments in the rapidly changing field of lighting technology and physiology. We understand the growing demand for energy efficient solutions and the need to control light pollution in our to respect our world environment.

We appreciate the powerful impact that lighting can make and are experienced in crafting any mood or scenario with it.