Jacqui Cacan joined L’Observatoire International in 2023. Jacqui’s training in architecture and fine arts, combined with a passion for science and math, has fostered an approach to research multiple disciplines to inform the design practice. Jacqui’s experience in multiple project types and scales, from design through completion, has developed a passion for rigorous study in site conditions, human analytics, material sciences and regulations to inform a clear creative solution. Jacqui’s pedagogy is rooted in detailed and thoughtful documentation, collaboration with all trades and mockups to verify solutions.
Jacqui’s favorite engagement, in any project, is collaborating on construction sites. Tuning and focusing layers of lighting to pronounce the design goals, lend artistry, balance and contrast is the ultimate satisfaction for disciplined work.
Jacqui has led many projects that have been awarded, including the University of Chicago Rubenstein Forum, MOXI Museum of Exploration and Innovation, the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room and the Lobero Theater. Jacqui was recognized in 2021 as a recipient of '40 Under 40' lighting designers worldwide.