The presence of light may do more than merely allow for sight.  Scientifically, light impacts important brain functions.  Metaphorically, we believe

we
feel
light
art installation with light in background

ART / INSTALLATION

Crows eating fireworks
Crows eating fireworks
,
Craftworks, Seattle
– with
Lights in Alingsås 2016
Lights in Alingsås 2016
,
Alingsås, Sweden
– with
Hyatt Lobby Mural Art Lighting
Hyatt Lobby Mural Art Lighting
,
San Diego, CA
– with
Dillonworks
Season Eye Opener
Season Eye Opener
,
Redmond, WA
– with
Redmond Lights 2019
The Trees can See
The Trees can See
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Lusio 2019
Counting On You
Counting On You
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Talkin About Traffic
Talkin About Traffic
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Dave Misner
(select examples)

From small sculptural lighted artworks to large immersive environments, temporary installations to permanent, the use of light as an artistic medium can engage the senses.

Dynamic | Projected | Luminous | Tangible

architectural features of research lab

SCIENCE / RESEARCH

Riverpoint Science Building
Riverpoint Science Building
,
Washington State University, Spokane, WA
– with
NBBJ
University of Utah, LS Skaggs School of Pharmacy
University of Utah, LS Skaggs School of Pharmacy
,
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
– with
NBBJ
Knight Cancer Research Building
Knight Cancer Research Building
,
Portland, OR
– with
SRG and Luma
(select examples)

Laboratory spaces and research facilities require highly specialized lighting considerations.  Inspirational and functional; the goal is the work.

wall of billings courthouse with federal seal

CIVIC

Billings Federal Courthouse
Billings Federal Courthouse
,
Billings, MT
– with
NBBJ
St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel Restoration
St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel Restoration
,
Bellevue, WA
– with
Mithun
SCIDpda Neighborhood Lighting Study
SCIDpda Neighborhood Lighting Study
,
Seattle, WA
– with
SCIDpda
Beijing National Convention Center
Beijing National Convention Center
,
Beijing, China
– with
NBBJ
Boeing Safety and Promotion Center
Boeing Safety and Promotion Center
,
Everett, WA
– with
Miller-Hull and Luma
Paul Barret Jr. Library, Rhodes College
Paul Barret Jr. Library, Rhodes College
,
Memphis, TN
– with
Shepley Bulfinch and FMSP
Moscow Central Transportation Terminal
Moscow Central Transportation Terminal
,
Moscow, Russia
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

In public spaces like courthouses, libraries, stadiums, convention centers, airports and museums, light brings grandeur, identity, and focus.

pillar supporting outdoor roof

LANDSCAPE / MONUMENTAL

Eastgate Courtyard
Eastgate Courtyard
,
Eastgate, WA
– with
JPC and Luma
St. Mary-on-the-Lake Site Lighting
St. Mary-on-the-Lake Site Lighting
,
Bellevue, WA
– with
Mithun
Kobe Terrace
Kobe Terrace
,
Seattle, WA
– with
SCIDpda
NuSkin Headquarters
NuSkin Headquarters
,
Provo, UT
– with
NBBJ
Tudor Center Trust Site Lighting
Tudor Center Trust Site Lighting
,
Anchorage, AK
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

Mostly exterior projects – landscaped areas, gardens, signage elements, and monumental features benefit from the use of light as a sculptural medium, applied to reveal form at night, or as a means for messaging.

door of healthcare facility with room number

Healthcare

University of Washington Medical Center South Tower Expansion
University of Washington Medical Center South Tower Expansion
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Redwood City
Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Redwood City
,
San Carlos, CA
– with
NBBJ
University Medical Center, New Orleans
University Medical Center, New Orleans
,
New Orleans, LA
– with
NBBJ
St. Joseph Peace Health ED, Imaging, Blood Draw, Pharmacy and Clinical Labs
St. Joseph Peace Health ED, Imaging, Blood Draw, Pharmacy and Clinical Labs
,
Bellingham, WA
– with
NBBJ
Chase Brexton Health Care
Chase Brexton Health Care
,
Baltimore, MD
– with
NBBJ
Children’s Hospital Orange County
Children’s Hospital Orange County
,
Orange, CA
– with
NBBJ
Valley Medical Center
Valley Medical Center
,
Covington, WA
– with
NBBJ
Swedish Orthopedic Institute
Swedish Orthopedic Institute
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
Miami Valley Hospital
Miami Valley Hospital
,
Dayton, OH
– with
NBBJ
South Central Foundation PCCIII
South Central Foundation PCCIII
,
Anchorage, AK
– with
NBBJ
Overlake Hospital South Campus Expansion
Overlake Hospital South Campus Expansion
,
Bellevue, WA
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

Hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics, specialty procedure suites – the lighting in such spaces should not feel institutional.  Not just an assessment of visual acuity and functional performance, the design of lighting in healthcare environments requires the utmost care and creativity.  Human health and healing are impacted by light.

corporate building interior

Corporate

Google Seattle Headquarters Block 25
Google Seattle Headquarters Block 25
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Mithun
Tableau Data1
Tableau Data1
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Gensler
Tableau Northedge
Tableau Northedge
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Gensler and Luma
Google projects - Various
Google projects - Various
,
Various locations
– with
NBBJ, CAW, and Mithun
Starbucks 83 King Street offices
Starbucks 83 King Street offices
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
Suning Headquarters
Suning Headquarters
,
Nanjing, China
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

Projects designed for single users, either by tenant improvement or single-purpose new construction, require a lighting experience guided by preference and vision, and an objective design approach.

lobby of a commercial office with man walking past

commercial

1201 3rd Avenue Lobby Renovation
1201 3rd Avenue Lobby Renovation
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
1150 Eastlake
1150 Eastlake
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Gensler
7th and Madison
7th and Madison
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
McKinstry Incubator Space
McKinstry Incubator Space
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

Developer driven projects, multi-use speculative projects, shell & core projects, etc. often aim to achieve optimized building performance and sustainable viability through efficient, cost-driven lighting specification.

facade of building with high architectural design

FAÇADE

Yanlord Chengdu
Yanlord Chengdu
,
Chengdu, China
– with
NBBJ
South Lake Union Steamplant - Conceptual Design
South Lake Union Steamplant - Conceptual Design
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Alexandria
Capital City Moscow
Capital City Moscow
,
Moscow, Russia
– with
NBBJ
Microsoft Research and Development Headquarters
Microsoft Research and Development Headquarters
,
Beijing, China
– with
NBBJ
Abdul Aziz Al-Babtain Cultural WAQF
Abdul Aziz Al-Babtain Cultural WAQF
,
Kuwait
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

Exterior façades, projections, specialty treatments for distance viewing and integrated lighting solutions have the potential to bring something special to an urban environment.

teacher lecturing to students in science lab

EDUCATION

LACCD Mission College
LACCD Mission College
,
San Bernadino, CA
– with
NBBJ
USF Center for Science and Innovation
USF Center for Science and Innovation
,
USF, San Francisco, CA
– with
NBBJ
New Door Ventures
New Door Ventures
,
San Francisco, CA
– with
NBBJ
(select examples)

In teaching facilities, daylight and electric lighting play symbiotic roles in providing comfortable illumination for low-distraction environments.

hotel lobby with dangling light fixtures

HOSPITALITY

Sanctuary Studios
Sanctuary Studios
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Mithun
Intercontinental Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel
,
Beijing, China
– with
NBBJ
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Chapel
Cleveland Clinic Glickman Chapel
,
Cleveland, OH
– with
NBBJ
Retail storefront
Retail storefront
,
Seattle, WA
– with
Gensler
(select examples)

Hotels, restaurants, retail… compelling and sometimes luxurious spaces where the quality of light may be overtly noticeable, requiring the utmost care and detailing.

interior of residential kitchen with ocean view

RESIDENTIAL

Haiku House
Haiku House
,
San Francisco, CA
– with
Shed Architecture
The Bunkhouse
The Bunkhouse
,
Cashmere, WA
– with
Shed Architecture
Private Residence
Private Residence
,
Seattle, WA
– with
SHED Architecture
(select examples)

Living spaces, houses, and art collections are especially important to those who occupy and enjoy such spaces.  Lighting, an environmental treatment eliciting subjective response, must be focused on the needs of the individual.

exterior of a building's window with bars

INDUSTRIAL

LSUAMC Central Utility Plant
LSUAMC Central Utility Plant
,
New Orleans, LA
– with
Blitch Knevel Architects, Inc
I5 Underpass
I5 Underpass
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NuSkin Parking Garage
NuSkin Parking Garage
,
Provo, UT
– with
NBBJ
Southwest Washington Medical Center Utility Plant
Southwest Washington Medical Center Utility Plant
,
Vancouver, WA
– with
NBBJ
Denny Substation
Denny Substation
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ (in construction)
(select examples)

Central utility plants, treatment facilities, parking, and power stations – such spaces can have a positive impact on their environments, and/or be a canvas for creativity.

accent lighting in a theater

ENTERTAINMENT

Themed NDA full exhibit experience
Themed NDA full exhibit experience
,
Las Vegas, NV
– with
Hotopp
PACCAR Eames IMAX renovation
PACCAR Eames IMAX renovation
,
Seattle, WA
– with
NBBJ
Tooner Field at Turner Field
Tooner Field at Turner Field
,
Atlanta, GA
– with
Dillonworks
Mohegan Sun Casino Phase II Planetarium Dome Lighting
Mohegan Sun Casino Phase II Planetarium Dome Lighting
,
Uncasville, CT
– with
Rockwell Group and FMSP
(select examples)

Theatres, cinema, casinos, performance venues, themed environments, zoos, aquariums – all spaces where there are two sides to every story.  The magic may lie in what we humans don’t see.

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