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Prism Lighting Design, based in Portland, Maine, offers sophisticated interior and exterior architectural lighting services, specializing in residential, hospitality, retail, and commercial projects.

We collaborate intimately with clients from project inception, providing meticulous lighting analysis, detailed specifications, dimming load schedules, custom fixture design, and mock-up reviews. The result is a curated spatial experience that aligns seamlessly with clients’ desires.


Maxime O’Rourke, Principal Lighting Designer and Prism Lighting Design's founder, is a member of prestigious associations such as IESNA, ALA, IALD, and a Dark Sky Advocate.


With extensive experience, she launched Prism in 2020 after realizing the need for architectural lighting designers in Portland.

Previously, Maxime worked on notable projects with BG Buildingworks in Denver, including a Four Seasons hotel renovation and a five-star hotel in Big Sky, Montana.


She began her lighting design career at Bouyea & Associates, gaining valuable experience under revered Senior Lighting Designers. Maxime started her design journey in 2012 in Landscape Architecture, focusing on high-end residential designs in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Maxime O’Rourke is the Principal Lighting Designer and founding member of Prism Lighting Design.

Maxime O'Rourke black and white headshot photo
Vivian Priestley black and white headshot photo


Vivian Priestley joined Prism Lighting Design in 2022 as design assistant. Prior to her shift into the field of lighting design, Vivian worked in the Portland area in Law, Politics, and Landscaping, with a steadfast dedication to improving her local community. While researching local design firms in the area and thinking about her continuing education, Vivian was connected to Maxime and found a place at the firm assisting with the growth of the company. She has a background in art and design from her Undergraduate Degree, a BA in Anthropology and Art from the University of Vermont and grew up surrounded by the many works of Maine artists.


By working alongside Maxime, with her extensive lighting background, Vivian began to hone her skills in project management, consulting, and design. Since starting at the firm, Vivian has assisted with multiple projects in Maine and New England. She has found that at Prism Lighting Design she is able to continue exploring the relationship between Maine residents, their changing environments, and lighting design.     

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