When a company begins to review its lighting options, many factors can impact the decision, such as the unique layout of a facility, budget limitations and sustainability mandates.
Lighting design should begin at the concept development of a project, not as an afterthought near the end of construction,” Taylor said. “WSP’s lighting studio helps plan and implement innovative lighting strategies and create unique spaces for each location, document lighting controls in detail and work with the contractors to ensure the installation and operation is correct.”
This approach creates an opportunity to develop standard, cost-effective designs that can be implemented successfully at multiple locations.
“Standard lighting guidance and documentation helps develop a well-designed system that can be applied to many locations,” Taylor said. “WSP often works with client procurement departments to specify, review and approve standard light fixtures.”
A standardized approach also help clients with multiple facilities create consistent lighting systems across many offices.
“Companies are much more connected across their offices nationally and globally, and desire to have a consistent design,” she said. “So standard lighting in the office spaces and meetings rooms—combined with unique lighting in amenity, café, and teaming spaces—complement the character of a specific location.”