We believe that the best lighting design enhances architecture, complements its form, brings out its best features, and supports the myriad functions of a space.
We approach interior architectural design with program statements that recommend illuminance targets and then proceed to schematic design layouts, reflected ceiling plans, computer calculations, computer visualizations, special mounting details, a fixture schedule, catalog cuts, mockups, review of contractors’ submittals, and review of the lighting installation.
To supplement electric lighting, we analyze, model and recommend daylighting techniques for truly sustainable solutions. Our expertise extends to daylight responsive controls, shading devices, light shelves, fenestration, and finishes. Visualization with electronic modeling can support decision making when choosing among daylighting design strategies and techniques. Information can be presented both qualitatively and quantitatively, showing variations across the seasons and through an individual day. Use of a weather database for the project location ensures realistic results.
We also recommend, evaluate and document sustainable design measures that become essential parts of an integrated whole, and contribute to the documentation necessary to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. We offer expertise in exterior light pollution reduction, lighting energy conservation and management, interior lighting design and control, and innovative custom solutions.