Well-designed lighting can enhance all aspects of the human experience. Not only does it provide an understanding of form, space and material but it also affects our senses, our emotions, our health and well- being. At WSP, we provide creative, energy-efficient lighting solutions for all types of projects. Our well-planned lighting schemes are fully integrated with the architecture, provide visual comfort and are adapted to the needs of the end-user while creating spaces that are inspiring and responsive.

Specialist Lighting for Every Sector

Our expertise ranges from specialist creative architectural lighting design for the interior and external features of all kinds of buildings, to working with local authorities to illuminate roads, tunnels, urban spaces and infrastructure.

Our project portfolio for property covers every sector, including commercial, workplace, education, healthcare, sports and leisure, retail, hospitality and transport hubs. It includes trailblazing smart sports lighting design for the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; architectural lighting to create a mysterious atmosphere in the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Australia; high- performance lighting design to reduce shadows and maximize use of daylight for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center; energy-efficient lighting design supporting the bold elegance of the Union Pearson Express terminal in Toronto; and award-winning design blending traditional Chinese culture with modern technology for the Beijing Poly Plaza in China.

Innovation and Collaboration

We draw on the expertise and experience of our global team of professional lighting designers, bringing to each project, wherever it is in the world, an innovative approach, deep understanding of the complex issues involved and close attention to detail. We work with natural and artificial light, covering all stages from consultancy and feasibility studies to design, commissioning and inspection. 

We use specialist design packages to model and simulate our lighting designs and ensure that the desired outcome is achieved, whether for aesthetic effect, for safety and security, or to meet the specific function of the space or building.

Green Lighting Design

We are dedicated to the pursuit of creative and functional design solutions that also meet the requirements of energy efficiency and maintainability, and have a wealth of experience designing within the challenges and constraints of the strictest of energy codes. Our natural lighting design includes the design and placement of windows as well as daylight calculations for energy classification systems such as BREEAM, LEED and Green Star. We are also well versed in the application of well building standards and smart building technologies.

We also take care to manage the ecological impacts of our lighting designs, such as mitigating sky glow and light nuisance, and ensuring there is no adverse impact to fauna and flora. 

The Human Factor

Working for a range of clients, including local authorities, developers, construction companies and architects, we tailor our solutions to client needs, combining functionality, aesthetics and technological expertise with financial and environmental considerations.

Most importantly, we focus on the human factor. Whether we are designing for a factory, a museum, a workstation, a city street, park or residential development, we are passionate about light, its ability to transform and enhance, and enjoy delivering unique and successful outcomes for all our clients’ projects.