Jim Crowell founded his design practice over 30 years ago and has been the recipient of local and national lighting design awards; first award in 1979 and the most recent in 2017. He is a long term member of the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) and an affiliate member of AIA (Philadelphia Chapter of American Institute of Architects.) Jim is a graduate of the architectural program at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) He was a Trustee of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for over 10 years, and a founding member of Collab, the contemporary design collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
As an adjunct to his professional practice Jim is a contributing editor to Architectural Lighting Magazine highlighting the International Lighting Exhibition Euroluce, in Milan, Italy. He is the founding editor of iLightingNews.com, an online journal of lighting design. This journal highlights good design gathered from research, travel to national and local trade exhibitions, and awareness of quality manufacturing using new technology for product design.