Renata Pajerska is Primera’s go-to lighting designer. As a Lighting Certified and LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, Renata views her role as someone who can make a positive impact on her community. According to Renata, “My role as a lighting designer allows me to explore the unique opportunities presented in the lighting industry and make a difference.” With more 20 years of experience working in electrical and lighting design, lighting controls, green design, and delivering LEED projects, she’s done just that. “I’ve always had the desire to improve human well-being and impact the environment and am happy that I’ve landed at a place that allows me to do that,” she continues. Renata specializes in providing lighting design for a gamut of applications, from decorative and accent lighting, through roadway and streetscape applications, to specialty lighting applications for food processing areas. Her experience includes designing for the transportation, aviation, streetscape, healthcare, education, commercial, and manufacturing industries.
Renata studied architectural drawing at Harold Washington College and received her Master of Arts from the University of Opole in Poland. Over the years, Renata has worked at various firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry on a multitude of projects, ranging in size and scope. This exposure to different types of projects has broadened her perspective and sparked her interest in following the newest technologies.
Renata’s creativity doesn’t just have a place in her professional life. When she’s not at work, Renata enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly biking and hiking. She also has a passion for traveling on a shoestring and searches for minimalistic, low-budget trips and experiences. In addition to her adventurous endeavors, Renata is involved with the ACE Mentor Program, as well as other local charities. She also enjoys taking part in school-related activities, including being a mystery reader in local classrooms.