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Sara Schonour, LC, IALD

Director, Lighting Studio


The lighting medium fascinates me. It materializes as a reflection of design—a mix of art, science, and relationships. My role brings collective experiences together to create spaces that inspire and enhance productivity.

Sara Schonour leads CannonDesign’s Lighting Studio. She couples her extensive lighting design experience and knowledge with deep understandings of architectural design and building systems to bring seamless integrated solutions to clients. Sara is active in the lighting design community and is well versed in the role light can play in the realization of beautiful spaces that are also sensitive to the consumption of energy and natural resources. Recognized as a leader within the industry, she has received “40 under 40” recognition from Building Design + Construction, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Lighting magazine.