Design Philosophy

Lighting design is a combination of art, science, and technology. It is important to understand how light effects vision and perception.Also, the mutual effect on each other between light and material in a space to create visual interest. Our design approach to decide which elements to illuminate and to which extent is an organic process. Our design principles to provide unique experience from project to project and enhance the space through illumination using layers of light. Creativity and innovation to use lighting as a design element along with simple and functional methods to integrate and conceal lighting into the architecture detail while the solution to be engineered parallelly. Further, considerations for energy efficiency and environment, commercial realities, and to preserve the cultural heritage. Design proposals to provide adequate functional lighting to ensure comfort, safety, and security for people and property and also to satisfy statutory requirements and provide acceptable conditions to end users and operator.

Design Process

Design process follows The RIBA Plan of Work ( ) which is an industry approved method of working and a definitive model for the building design and built environment. Inter-professional collaborative design practice, feedback and synergistic effect are key influential factors at all points in the process. It allows ensuring that all relevant comments, iterate and develop the designs, and produce better results for a more successful and unique project. Within the company we have always been a team of mixed backgrounds and skill sets all coming to work together to create unparalleled experience to the end user. Extending this diversity and collaborating with the other sub-consultants only serves to enhance the creative ideas and develop the design. Welcoming input towards the lighting, likewise offer detailed solutions to a building architect or input to a texture, element or colour for an interior designer that would be praised by our specialist lighting scheme

Stage 1 – Preparation and the project brief

This is typically provided by the client or project management team, still take this opportunity to input and support in developing the brief and or project summary/narrative with the client and other core subconsultants. Then take time to understand the brief by researching the project type, geographic location, surrounding area and view, operator and potential sources of inspiration and influence such as cultural heritage, natural resources, local & regional styles. As part of preparation for the project, get an understanding of the project program, deliverables, target budgets or other constraints such as lighting power densities, special local regulations, employee/operator requirements and any project aspirations for LEED or Green Building ratings.

Stage 2 – Concept Design

Multiple conceptual ideas for the lighting design are developed to convey the overall design intent and visual aesthetic and presented for coordination and feedback. The process includes design workshops with other consultants to coordinate their ideas and develop the overall lighting vision for the project. Preliminary costing will also be calculated based on provisional designs and quantities for these ideas.

Stage 3 – Developed Design (Scheme Design)

This stage further develops the approved concepts from Concept Design stage. Initial sketches, drawings, specifications and schedules are produced in coordination with other consultants. Budget and Green building ratings are assessed for required compliance. Mock up designs, demonstrations and the testing of light fixtures to test and determine installation details and the final lit effects for approval by all.

Stage 4 – Technical Design (Detail Design)

Develop and finalize a complete set of drawings, details, elevations, specifications and schedules for all aspects that pertain to lighting. This includes a fully coordinated set of all drawing plans, elevations and details, as well
as detailed specifications with all the relevant parameters, notes & technical details of light fittings, ballasts, compatibility with lighting control systems and emergency lighting systems and dimming control schedules with electrical loads. BOQs and budgetary approvals are formalized to coordinate with suppliers so that orders can be executed.