Architectural lighting design is a unique combination of art and science. Our residences are personal reflections of who we are and where we feel most comfortable. Good lighting is universally recognized as one of the most important elements we can use in creating the space that we call Home.
No matter what the scale of the project is, deliberate attention to the best practices in lighting can transform the built environment into an optimal balance between practical and aesthetic sensibilities. We can and do, literally, "paint" the architectural canvas with light, bringing the illuminated environment out of the darkness.
When do you reach that point that you know you need a Professional to help you determine the lighting for your home? Whether it is a remodeling project or new home construction, there often comes a point where you realize that you can no longer simply "wing it"; not with the investment you have both financially and emotionally in making this project a success.
As an Architect or Interior Designer, what is it that you are looking for in a Lighting Designer? What is your motivation for having a consultant do what you might try to do in-house? You understand the impact that lighting has on the spaces you are creating whether it is daylighting or architectural lighting. Good lighting reflects well on your building. Poor lighting can do just the opposite.
As a Builder or Contractor you are probably used to working with a Lighting Designer. Your needs are unique, however, since the "buck" stops with you. All parties look to you to formulate a budget for the project and you are the one depended on to meet the constraints of both budget and time-frame. How can a Professional Lighting Designer help you meet your goals?