Lighting is all we do. And we do it rather well.
We provide lighting design services for architects, interior designers and property owners. From design to construction, we work closely with the entire team to deliver lighting solutions that complement the space, beat energy codes, respect the budget and stand up over time.
We don't design in a bubble. The goals for each space drive our work. We form a strong partnership with the design team, and we listen. Gone are the days of the prima donna lighting designer. Our approach is fluid and collaborative.
In lighting design, there is no formula—no secret sauce. Beautiful lighting doesn’t just happen. We call on years of experience, deep subject matter expertise and obsessive attention to detail to do unique, thoughtful work on each project. We balance form and function to create a design that is both stunning and practical.
Just like you, we work in the real world—a world with constraints: budgets, timelines, energy codes. Rather than backing away from these challenges, we use them to our advantage. Small budgets become an opportunity to simplify. LEED requirements become a point of pride. We do some of our best work in the land of limited resources.
With each project, we tailor our engagement to suit the needs of the client. We can design from a blank slate or refine an existing plan. We provide a package of services and deliverables that will clearly communicate the design intent and illustrate the actual implementation of that design. We don’t throw our design over the wall and hope for the best. We are there throughout the build phase to answer questions, solve problems and react to the realities of construction.
Scope of Services
With lighting, as with architecture, the devil is in the details. A complete scope of services goes beyond fixture selection and cutsheet preparation. We are here to deliver value through every phase of the design and build process. There is no typical scope of services; our scope will vary to suit the project. It can include some or all of the following services and deliverables.
- Design charette
- Audit existing spaces
- Prepare as-built documents
- Equipment research
- Sample procurement and review
- Equipment cost estimates
- Energy code calculations
- Lighting plans
- Lighting control plans
- Lighting control narrative
- Fixture schedule and cutsheets
- Division 26 specifications
- Lighting calculations
- Load schedules
- Design and programming of control systems
- Decorative fixture selection and evaluation
- Custom fixture design and prototype review
- Develop custom lighting details
- Conceptual outline report
- Assist with Value Engineering
- Assess replacement options
- Coordinate and expedite lighting equipment orders
- Review submitted proposals
- Site visits and punchlist preparation
- Answer RFIs
- Review shop drawings and submittals
- Final focusing and light aiming
- Lamping plans
- Maintenance schedules