Architectural lighting design

Working closely with architects, design teams and clients, we design imaginative lighting installations for buildings of all types. 

We believe that great lighting is essential in making the spaces we occupy enjoyable, inclusive, and safe, as well as being fundamental to the energy performance of the built environment. Our low energy lighting strategies seamlessly integrate daylight and artificial lighting to deliver beautifully lit, visually pleasing environments.

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About architectural lighting

Our designers take a humanist and sustainable approach to lighting. Developing a successful scheme starts with understanding the context in which it sits. We think about how people will arrive, interpret, and enjoy every space we light, and by integrating abundant natural light with innovative, responsive, and interesting artificial lighting strategies, we are able to create buildings which are healthy, legible, and accessible for a wide range of users. We seek to reduce the embodied and operational carbon of our lighting designs, follow circular economy principles, and use detailed modelling to minimise light pollution. 

Our architectural lighting designers are part of our wider Light + Air team, who work on buildings of all shapes and sizes, but have a particular specialism in – and flair for – ambitious cultural projects, from the Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI in Rome and Magdalene College New Library in Cambridge, to all four Tate galleries and the Southbank Centre in London. Our lighting team are skilled in sharing their creative process with a diverse set of designers including architects, artists, and curators as well as public bodies and building developers. 

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