Mark Raissen


Mark graduated from the School of Electrical Engineering in South Africa with a major in Lighting in 1982. After completing a wide range of phenomenal projects in SA and worldwide, Mark was awarded his O-1 (Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) Visa and came to the U.S. in early 2000s. He was then appointed as a consultant to the Environmental Protection Agency to help develop California Title 24 code. Mark has founded Lighting Imagination (dba LightRaze) shortly after, and has been in the Southern California lighting design business for the past 15 years. Mark takes pride in serving each Client with equal amounts of attention and recognition, regardless of the project scale and scope.

Favorite drink: Grande almond milk extra hot latté

Pictured below: Mark is a guest lecturer at the USC School of Architecture.