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To ensure the client’s vision is realized, we like to approach each project with these principles.



At the start of the project it is important to understand what the client envisions.  From there, we understand how important it is to keep the lines of communication open between the design team and client, ensuring a well coordinated design.



Once we understand the vision, how do we make that a reality?  This is an important part of the design process, conceptualizing the possibilities.  These concepts can be conveyed in many ways, from inspirational images, hand sketches, renderings (2D & 3D), or visit projects with a similar identity.






We believe collaboration can bring out the best in a design.  We value bringing our team together to analyze projects internally, bringing a fresh perspective to the table.  From start to finish, collaboration with the entire design team and owner is critical.



Once the design has started to form, some of the key features may require mock-ups to ensure the end result is realized.  This may range from a full scale mock-up on the construction site, scaled down version in our office, or a computer aided model (rendering, calculation, etc.).

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After each phase (schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding,  and construction administration), the level of documentation will build upon the previous.  As the design progresses, the level of detail will reach a Construction Documents stage, including drawings, details, and specifications.



Once the construction drawings have been passed off to the construction team, we will assist them to ensure the architectural lighting, daylighting, and associated controls work seamlessly.  One of the final pieces of the process is to aim and set scenes/light levels.  This is one of most critical facets on the entire process.



  • Architectural Lighting
      • Interior
      • Exterior
  • Cost Analysis
  • Energy Code Analysis
  • Computer Renderings / Calculations
    • AGI, Revit, EcoTect
  • Control System
  • Aiming and Focusing
  • Post Occupancy Analysis
  • Custom Fixture Design
  • Lighting Master Plans

Potential scope for each phase:

Schematic + Design Development

  • Design Charrette
  • Conceptual Renderings
  • Lighting Narrative
  • Fixture Cutsheets
  • LEED Charrette
  • Mock-Ups
  • Fixture/Controls Cost Estimate
  • Audit Existing Spaces
  • Prepare As-Built Documents
  • Energy Code Calculations
  • Lighting Control Intent/Diagrams
  • Fixture Schedule

Construction Documents

  • Drawings (Plans, Mounting Details)
  • Fixture Schedule
  • Design of Control Systems
  • Decorative Fixture Selection
  • Custom Fixture Design
  • Light Level Calculations
  • Fixture Mounting Details
  • LEED Documentation
  • Specifications

Bidding + Construction Administration

  • Review Bidders’ Proposals
  • Answer RFIs
  • Review shop drawings and submittals
  • Construction Site Visits
  • Punchlist Report
  • Assist with Lighting Control Programming
  • Final Focusing and Aiming
  • Maintenance Schedule