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Architectural lighting designer

Raymond Grenald, American architectural lighting designer. Registered architect, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, National Council Architectural Registration Boards.


Grenald, Raymond was born on February 10, 1928 in Louisville. Son of Samuel Solomon and Bertha (Borgenicht) Greenwald.


Student, University Cincinnati, 1946. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Washington State University, 1951. Bachelor of Architecture, Washington State University, 1954.

Postgraduate, University Washington, 1953.


Liaison engineer Boeing Airplane Company, Seattle, 1952-1953. Staff architect Thalheimer & Weitz, Architects, Philadelphia, 1955-1956, Nolen & Swinbourne, Architects, Philadelphia, 1957-1959. Private practice, 1959-1961.

Architect Vincent Kling, Architect, 1962-1963, Wolfgang Rapp, Architect, Philadelphia, 1963-1964. Assistant city architect, 1964-1966. Architectural lighting designer, associate Sylvan Shemitz & Associates, New Haven, 1966-1968.

Architectural lighting consultant Philadelphia, since 1969. Chairman Grenald Waldron Associates, Narberth, Pennsylvania, since 1968. Instructor University Pennsylvania, 1974-1975, Drexel University, 1972-1974, Temple University, 1964-1967, University Cincinnati, 1977-1980, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982-1986, University Connecticut, 1967.

Adjunct associate professor University Society California, 1984-1986. Visiting lecturer Harvard University, Yale University, Moore College Art, 1973-1976.


  • Registered architect, Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, National Council Architectural Registration Boards.


  • Other Work

    • Designer architectural lighting Carlsbad Cavern National Park, 1976, Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, Washington, 1976-1996, Boat House Row, Philadelphia, 1978, Monumental Federal Core, Washington, since 1987, motion picture Gremlins 2, Franklin Court, Independence Mall National Park, New Mexico State Capitol, Puerto Cuervo, Sardinia, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Connecticut General Life Insurance Headquarters, Supreme Court of the United States Court, The Mall and Federal Triangle, Washington, West Wing White House, Washington, Baltimore Business District, Philadelphia Business District, Akmerkaz Istanbul Beijing Finance Center, China, Cempaka Mas, Jakarta, Inha Hospital, Inchon, Korea, Eastgate, Harare, Zimbabwe, University Pennsylvania Lighting Master Plan and Implementation, Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland.


With United States Air Force, 1946-1947. Second lieutenant United States Army, 1950-1951. Fellow American Institute of Architects, International Association Lighting Designers (vice president 1971-1972, president 1973-1974), Illuminating Engineering Society North America (committee chairman National Museum Lighting 1985-1992, board directors Electric Power Research Institute Lighting Research Organization, Goddard trophy 1963, 97, Guth award of excellence 1984), Waterbury citation of excellence, 1996.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, writing, travel, photography.


Married Arlene Rubin, November 21, 1961 (divorced November 1985). Children: Seth Jonathan, Bethany Leigh. Married Elizabeth Pfaelzer Kapnek, December 10, 1989.

Samuel Solomon Greenwald

Bertha (Borgenicht) Greenwald

Arlene Rubin

Elizabeth Pfaelzer Kapnek

Seth Jonathan Grenald

Bethany Leigh Grenald