13 August 2015
We’re collaborating with Perkins Eastman to design a lighting scheme for the Washington Heights Assembly and Telecommunications Hub, an upcoming transformation of a recreation hall and community center at the Isabella Geriatric Center.

21 July 2015
Sense collaborated with SET Creative to develop the lighting design for a temporary storefront event space for Sprite. The bodega-themed project will be open through the summer, featuring musical performances, cooking classes, and more.

12 July 2015
Sense recently completed Seaport Studios, a new retail concept at South Street Seaport developed by Howard Hughes Corp.

9 May 2015
Carl will be attending PLDC in Rome, October 27 – 31.

6 May 2015
Clodagh has asked Sense to consult on the design of a lobby for upper east side residential building The Colorado.

30 April 2015
Sense will be designing a new lighting scheme for all public spaces at Craig Starr Gallery.

12 January 2015
Sense is again collaborating with Mathieu Lehanneur Studio and MA3 Agency on a refresh of the Audemars Piguet collectors lounge at Art Basel. The updated design launches March 14 in Hong Kong before traveling to Basel and Miami Beach later in the year.

19 November 2014
Tonight Sense helps Vornado Realty Trust launch the newest addition to Times Square’s frenzy of signage: the largest high-defenition video screen in the world, situated on the facade of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. We designed a immersive pop-up lighting scheme for their launch reception in an unfinished retail space directly below the screen at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

29 July 2014
This summer we’re busy with residential projects. Clodagh recently invited Sense to consult on the design of four residential lobby renovations in the Soho and Union Square neighborhoods. We’re also nearing completion of a private residence in Brookyln Heights and we’re about to begin a private residence on the Upper East Side.

22 June 2014
Sense recently partnered with MA3 Agency as creative director and designer of a one-night immersive dining experience during Art Basel. The evening celebrated a partnership between three-star Michelin rated restaurant El Celler de Can Roca and Audemars Piguet. Environmental and visual effects by Pomp&Clout.

8 May 2014
It’s been a long time coming, and the wraps on our Seen/Unseen project are finally being unveiled. Today artist Tavares Strachan releases the book for his invisible 2011 exhibition at an undisclosed New York City location, for which he invited Sense to design a lighting scheme. The book, designed by Stefan Seigmeister, documents the entire exhibition and most of our lighting treatments. Special thanks to Melissa Mizell for her invaluable help with this project! Check out the images at www.seenunseen.com.

2 March 2014
Two years after designing Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak anniversary exhibition, Sense is collaborating with MA3 Agency (NYC) and Mathieu Lehanneur Studio (Paris) to design an all new AP-branded lounge for Art Basel 2014 in Hong Kong, Basel, and Miami.

15 February 2014
Sense has been asked to consult on private installations of three James Turrell light projection artworks for a leading New York gallery.

13 December 2013
Miami Marine StadiumSense recently completed a re-lighting of architect Hilario Candela’s Miami Marine Stadium as part of a large-scale artwork, “Curiosity”, by French artist Kolkoz. The disused structure had previously been condemned following hurricane Andrew in 1992. Last week’s re-lighting and associated events, conceived and produced by MA3 Agency, were the first time in 21 years that the public has been granted access to the stadium.

10 September 2013
Two designs have recently been completed for new collaborations with Clodagh Design. On The Side Day Spa (Westfield, NJ) and a residential building lobby at 295 Park Ave South (NYC) will both open before the year’s end.

15 July 2013
Miami Marine StadiumForce of Nature, a sculpture commissioned by Wolf-Gordon for Neocon 2013, was recently installed at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

5 March 2013
Audemars Piguet has appointed the team responsible for last year’s Royal Oak project to design their sponsor pavilion at Art Basel’s VIP lounges in Hong Kong, Basel, and Miami. Sense once again collaborates with Studio Seb Leon and MA3 Agency to produce a design.

12 November 2012
Sense is creating a lighting design for the national exhibit of The Bahamas at the Venice Art Biennale 2013. The solo exhibit will feature the work of sculpture and concept artist Tavares Strachan. It officially opens June 1st at Arsenale in the heart of the Biennale district.

8 September 2012
Studio Seb Leon has asked Sense to consult on an exciting new project. We’re working together to create two raw and immersive pop-up environments in Amsterdam and Paris that will be the core sites for a presentation of Angolan culture and Kurduru dance. The installations and performances will be open to the public in late September / early October.

24 August 2012
The Guild and Sense are designing a temporary installation that will transform Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall in mid-October. The installation will coincide with a series of press events for a major American lifestyle brand, and will launch at a gala event on Oct 16 before opening to the public on Oct 17 & 18. More details to follow…

2 July 2012
Sense recently completed installations of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 40th Anniversary Exhibition in Paris and Geneva. Two final presentations of the exhibit will be on view for a week each, beginning August 30 in Beijing’s 798 Art District and October 9 in Singapore to coincide with the city’s 100% Design festival.

20 May 2012
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory was recently recognized with a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award. Carl was a project designer for the rectory design while he worked with Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design in 2009.

11 May 2012
Sense is collaborating with two decorative lighting manufacturers to provide environmental lighting for their offsite ICFF exhibitions. Tom Dixon’s first ever ICFF offsite exhibition, dubbed “London Underground”, is open to the public at 45 Bleecker Street May 17-22. Roll & Hill hosts an exhibit and pop-up shop around the corner at 2 Cooper Square from May 18 – June 10.

8 April 2012
Sense travels to Milan this month for the city’s 2012 Design Week and to oversee a second presentation of our design for Audemars Piguet’s celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Oak. The exhibit opens to the press and public on April 16 at the Triennale Design Museum.

6 April 2012
Sense recently re-lit the mezzanine of Devi Kroell’s Upper East Side boutique on Madison Avenue.

13 December 2011
MA3 Agency has invited Sense to design an interactive touring exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s iconic watch, the Royal Oak.┬áThe exhibit launches on March 21 in the drill hall of NYC’s historic Park Avenue Armory, then travels to Milan, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, and Dubai.

9 December 2011
ROCKED FlyerSense recently worked with the Brooklyn Guild to create Rocked, a Symmetry Live concert and opening night celebration of Mick Rock’s touring exhibition of the same name. Hosted at the newly opened W Downtown hotel, the evening featured performances by Phantogram and Mark Ronson, and appearances by Mick Rock and his subjects. The exhibit runs through December, and is open to the public at W Downtown’s fifth floor reception lounge.

5 October 2011
Carl has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors of the Designers Lighting Forum of New York. The organization is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design. It supports formal lighting education through financial contributions, and hosts seminars, project tours, exhibitions, and other events for the NYC design community.

3 October 2011
Georgetown Residence has received a second award. In addition to the AIA/Washingtonian Residential Design Award, the project was also recognized by Remodeling magazine with a 2011 Remodeling Design Award.

7 September 2011
Barteluce Architects has asked Sense to consult on a concept for Elie Tahari’s pilot mens shop and on a midtown high-end residence.

23 August 2011
Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, photographer Tom Powell, producer Christopher Hoover, and Carl Everett of Sense Lighting are collaborating on an early-career retrospective of the work of concept artist Tavares Strachan.

2 June 2011
Sense is designing a temporary installation for Dior to serve as a backdrop to the NYC launch event for their Dior VIII line of watches.

28 April 2011
Georgetown Residence PhotoGeorgetown Residence was recently awarded an AIA/Washingtonian Residential Design Award and featured in ArchitectureDC magazine.

2 March 2011
Devonshire Square, designed by Speirs+Major, was a commended project at the UK’s 2011 Lighting Design Awards. Sense’s Carl Everett was a member of the design team while a visiting designer at Speirs+Major’s London studio.

3 January 2011
Sense has begun work on two new projects. A DC headquarters for the non-profit Computing Technology Industry Association and a renovation of public areas in Georgetown’s James Place condominium complex will be our latest creative collaborations with Kube Architecture.

3 November 2010
Sense has recently started work on two new projects. Giorgio Armani Corp has asked us to consult on the design of a 600 sq foot LED video wall for their Armani 5th Avenue flagship location. Sense has also formed a new creative partnership with friend and lighting designer Devon Allen. Together we are designing a residential renovation in Westport, Connecticut.

27 October 2010
Sense is designing the midtown studio of Exit, Pursued by A Bear, a creative collective for emerging theater artists formed by artistic director Ed Iskandar.

8 September 2010
The Architect’s Newspaper has published a small featurette on the art and architecture of Burning Man. The first project cited, Future’s Past, was lit by Sense at the request of artist Kate Raudenbush.

24 August 2010
Sense has been asked to design a residential loft in Soho, NYC. We will be collaborating with architects Andrew Baldwin and Kube Architecture.

4 June 2010
Sense is collaborating with designer Brent Rollins to light a hip-hop inspired sculpture produced for Hennessy. The work will be featured as a photo-editorial in Complex Magazine’s August/September Style & Design issue and also on complex.com.

19 April 2010
Kube Architecture has asked Sense to design an illuminated feature wall in a Washington, DC Georgetown residence.

26 February 2010
Devonshire Square was recently featured in Professional Lighting Design magazine. Carl Everett was a member of the design team while working as a visiting designer at Speirs and Major Associates’ London studio. View photos in Public Realm on the Projects section of this site.

18 February 2010
Sense is designing a second phase of lighting treatments for Armani’s flagship 5th Avenue location.

6 November 2009
Sweet Spot will soon be Washington, DC’s latest nightclub to open in the Dupont Circle club district. Sense has been selected as the project’s lighting designer, with architecture and interiors by Kube Architecture.

24 October 2009
Sense has just completed the design of a showroom and studio for Pastourelle Design.

20 August 2009
We’re putting the finishing touches on a new brochure to be ready for distribution in mid-September. It will profile Sense’s background and body of work. Email info@senselighting.com to request a copy.

15 July 2009
Sense is designing a new home for dance company The Chase Brock Experience. In addition to providing a central location for the company’s creative and administrative offices, the space will be used for educational programs and company rehearsals.

1 June 2009
Kube Architecture has solicited our consultation on a residential renovation in Silver Spring, Maryland.

15 May 2009
Speirs and Major Associates asked Sense to lead the initial focus of Armani’s new 5th Avenue store, and we’ve since been contracted to oversee the punch list and the store’s continuing lighting design needs.

1 May 2009
Welcome to Sense, an architectural lighting design practice formed by Carl Everett. Look here in the coming months as further information is posted about new projects.

company profile

Sense is a lighting design consultancy based in New York City. We partner with architects, artists, and creative agencies to develop permanent constructed environments and temporary immersive experiences.

Our clients are property owners, galleries, retail stores, hospitality brands, and luxury lifestyle brands.

Sense is two designers and an extensive network of specialists, consultants, and experts.

principal profile

Sense was founded by Carl Everett, a lighting designer with over ten years experience designing architectural spaces, temporary installations, exhibitions, and special projects in the fine arts. Carl trained at the firms Fisher Marantz Stone and Focus Lighting. He was later a visiting designer at Speirs + Major and a project designer at Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design.

Carl joined the board of directors of the Designers Lighting Forum (DLFNY) in October 2011. He was recently an adjunct faculty member at SUNY's Fashion Institute of Technology.

Sense Lighting Design
311 East 3rd Street #24
New York, NY 10009
646 355 8580