As Founder and Principal of Lumenworks, Thomas Skradski brings more than 33 years of professional experience and expertise in architectural and interior design to his practice. With hundreds of lighting projects to his credit, his experienced leadership and personal involvement assure the highest level of design and quality of work.


Thomas’ innovative approach to conceptualizing and developing the overall design of a project as well as his attention to the details of architecture and landscape are combined with an expertise in energy conservation and lighting retrofit consulting. His widely published designs have been recognized nationally and internationally receiving numerous design awards.


With 10 years of experience in both Mechanical and General Contracting, he founded Thomas J. Skradski Interior Design, Inc., in 1979 in the Midwest. He soon merged his firm with Lumen Tec Lighting Design, Inc. in 1980. Upon relocation to the Bay Area, Thomas founded Lumenworks Lighting Design in 1993.


Thomas has numerous national & international awards to his credit designing lighting systems for corporate offices, stadiums, retail stores, commercial facilities, restaurants, interior residences, and landscapes. In addition, he has been a contributing author of Advanced Lighting Technologies Application Guidelines for the California Energy Commission and Visual Merchandising & Store Design. Thomas has also served as a technical and design advisor for many lighting product manufacturers throughout his career. He has been active as an instructor at the colleges of The Academy of Art and West Valley. He continues to teach lighting design and energy conservation seminars at the PG&E Energy Center, American Managers Association and The American Institute of Architects in the Bay Area.



Architectural and Interior Design Studies, University of Nebraska


Professional Affiliations

Lighting Certified by NCQLP

International Association of Lighting Designers, Corporate Member

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Member

American Society of Interior Designers, Professional Member (Former member 34 years)

Designers Lighting Forum, Member

United States Green Building Council, Member




  • SAP Center at San Jose, Sharks Arena – San Jose, CA
  • Manila World Trade Center – Manila, Philippines
  • NASA Ames Research Center – Mountain View, CA
  • Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulation Facility – Moffett Field, CA
  • Silicon Graphics, Inc., Nine campus buildings – Mountain View, CA
  • Stanford University Law School and Alumni Building – Palo Alto, CA
  • Applied Materials Offices & History Museum – Mountain View, CA
  • Apple Computers, Six Campus Buildings & Graphic Design Department – Cupertino, CA
  • Cadence – San Jose, CA
  • Google Corporate Offices – Mountain View, CA
  • Chevron Park Auditorium – San Ramon, CA
  • PG&E Corporate Boardroom – Video Conferencing – San Francisco, CA
  • PG&E Gas Operations Center- San Ramon, CA
  • PG&E Distribution Control Centers – Concord & Fresno, CA


Mixed Use Shopping Center

  • Plaza at Gale Ranch Shopping Center– San Ramon, CA
  • Alameda Landing Shopping Center – Alameda, CA
  • The Block – Pacific Commons Shopping – Fremont, CA
  • Cherry Orchard Shopping Center – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Napa Riverfront Multi-Unit Housing / Shopping Center – Napa, CA
  • The Globe Mall International Mixed Use Shopping Center – Fremont, CA


Transportation, Community, & Government

  • SAP Center at San Jose, BRT Station – San Jose, CA
  • Stanford University – Staff Multi-Unit & Private Housing – Palo Alto, CA
  • Powell Street BART Station Renovation – San Francisco, CA
  • Lake Merritt BART Station Plaza – Oakland, CA
  • Pleasant Hill BART Garage Facade and Signage – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Pleasant Hill BART Transit Center Roadway & Plaza – Walnut Creek, CA
  • BART Sustainability Lighting Upgrade – Redesign Interior & Exterior 34 Stations – Current
  • BART Garage Sustainable Lighting Upgrade – Concord, Daly City, Pleasanton, CA
  • BART – 19th Street BART Entrance Upgrade – Oakland, CA
  • Sandia Laboratories/Caltrans Portable Fuel Cell Light Tower, Livermore, CA
  • Lincoln Theater, Napa Valley – Yountville, CA
  • California State University East Bay – Hayward, CA
  • AvalonBay Communities – Walnut Creek, CA
  • Uptown Oakland – Oakland, CA



  • VA West LA State Veterans Home – Los Angeles, CA
  • Masonic Home for The Elderly – Fremont, CA
  • San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center– San Francisco, CA
  • Rosener House Health Care Unit – Palo Alto, CA
  • Paul’s Retirement Tower – Oakland, CA
  • Elderly Care Training Center – Tottori, Japan
  • SARBAN Center for Health & Wellness – Woodland Hills, CA



  • Hyatt Regency Hotel Embarcadero – San Francisco, CA
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel Union Square – San Francisco, CA
  • Hilton Keystone Hotel – Oakland, CA
  • Westin Hotel Santa Clara – Santa Clara, CA
  • Santa Lucia Preserve, Four Buildings – Carmel, CA
  • Lake Merced Golf Club – San Francisco, CA
  • Silks Restaurant – San Francisco, CA
  • Rincon Towers – San Francisco, CA
  • The Claremont Hotel – Oakland CA
  • Kauai Lagoons Marriot Hotel Sale Center – Kauai, HI



  • One Union Square – San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Honda – San Francisco, CA
  • Williams-Sonoma Original Flag Ship Store – San Francisco, CA
  • Jamba Juice, National Lighting Standards – San Francisco, CA
  • Crate & Barrel, National Lighting Standards – San Francisco, CA
  • Safeway, National Lighting Standards – Oakland, CA



  • Barker Residence – Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA
  • Dobos Residence – Atherton, CA
  • Goldman Residence – San Francisco, CA
  • Diller Residence – Portola Valley, CA
  • Worster Residence – Los Altos Hills, CA
  • Rosenberg Residence – Kentfield Highlands, Marin, CA



  • Fourteen – I.E.S. International Illumination Lighting Design Awards
  • One Edwind F. Guth I.E.S. International Illumination Lighting Design Award
  • Three Edison Awards of Excellence – G.E. International Lighting Design Award Program
  • Six Cooper Lighting – Halo / Metalux ASID Lighting Awards



  • The Architectural Review
  • Architectural Record Lighting
  • Light Design + Application
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Architectural Lighting
  • Designers West
  • Interiors
  • Visual Merchandising and Store Design
  • Residential Lighting
  • Contract Design
  • Gentleman’s Quarterly
  • Commercial Lighting
  • The Art of Lighting