Annie Hartwood-Thayer

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Annie Hartwood-Thayer


Lighting Design Associate

Main office location Seattle, WA

Year started in industry 2007

Year started at Säzän 2023

Project types/specialty

Transit, Commercial/Retail, Healthcare, and Mixed-Use.

Annie is a Lighting Design Associate in the Seattle office. She began her career in lighting design consulting in 2007, before a stint with a lighting manufacturer’s rep firm, and also working in lighting energy retrofit design for a Fortune 500 building controls firm.. After moving to Seattle in 2014, Annie continued her design career designing within the AEC industry. Her contributions to design in various sectors, but most notably, transportation, have helped establish herself as a knowledgeable and sought-after lighting designer. Annie enjoys collaborating on projects, business development, and bridging the gap within industry relationships. Her passion for innovative solutions contributes to successful projects and happy clients.

Annie has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Fine Art from McGill University and an additional associate degree in interior design from a CIDA accredited program. Her dedication to lighting design is matched by her enthusiasm to mentor and inspire younger designers to flourish in their own careers.

Dream job (if you weren’t working here!)?
Book publisher
Mountains, coast, or desert?
Coast followed closely by mountains
Favorite book?
What fictional place would you love to visit?
Three Pines, Quebec
Cats, dogs, or other?
What would be the ultimate scientific discovery?
A clean and endlessly renewable energy source that is accessible to all.