- Lighting Design
- Lighting Control System Design
- Construction Administration
- Installation Supervision
- System Integration
- Focus & Programming of Lighting
- Custom/Themed Fixture Design & Management
- Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Studies
- Operations & Maintenance Strategies
- Owner’s Representative for Lighting Decisions
- Procurement Services (through our strategic distribution partner)
- Cost Quotations (through our strategic distribution partner)
OUR METHODOLOGY & DESIGN OBJECTIVES
Every project has a compelling story to tell and unique vision. It is our objective to express that story and image with the lighting. Lighting can enhance the human experience and encourage us to interact with all of the various elements of the story. Lighting can also improve way-finding throughout a facility, celebrate the architectural features of a project, aid in place-making, and make a project’s identity an engaging experience.
Our methodology in designing and offering a solution for supplying the lighting system is structured to ensure the Owner gets the results of the design they purchase.
We develop the luminaire specifications and performance criteria with careful consideration of the long-term maintenance concerns, operating costs, sustainability issues, power consumption and ease of replacement.
We implement “green” lighting solutions in our design whenever possible, minimizing energy usage, maintenance and the carbon footprint of the lighting over the lifetime of the project.
We will create a manageable system that will allow the lighting to sustain the same look in the years to come as it does when first realized.
We have developed a strategic partnership with Mid-West Wholesale Lighting Corp. (MWL), so the Owner can purchase the fixtures we specified for a fair and competitive price. This eliminates the usual negotiations between lighting representatives in different territories, and reduces the likelihood that the local distributors will try to package the project and supply products that simply do not meet the design intent. It also guarantees the Owner will get the design we created specifically for this project.
We believe that there is value in being free to specify the products that are right for each project and that it is essential our distribution partner recognizes the specification must be held and not substituted.
We believe that there is value in working with our distribution partner (MWL) on the Owner’s behalf, to identify cost-saving alternatives whenever possible and frequently aid in identifying better procurement strategies or fixture alternatives with the various lighting manufacturers.
Our Distributor Partner
Who They Are: Founded in 1963, Mid-West Wholesale Lighting (MWL) has become one of the largest single location Wholesale Lighting Distributors in the United States. Located in Hollywood, CA, and operating under the premise that if you don’t have it you can’t sell it, its warehouse is brimming with over a million dollars in lighting inventory, including, lamps, fixtures, and controls.
Its three objectives are to provide their customers with knowledge, service, and competitive pricing.
Mid-West has active customers in all 50 states and Canada.
Its sales force and customer service advocates have over 400 cumulative years of experience in the lighting industry.
Procurement Services: If the Owner chooses to use Mid-West Wholesale Lighting for lighting procurement efforts, MWL will request quotes for all fixtures and equipment within our scope of work and any products specified by the design team, place orders, manage the entire procurement process and arrange for the shipping and receiving of the equipment to the site.
Additionally, MWL will work with the project’s construction team to verify mounting conditions and resolve any issues as they arise.
NOTE: These services are paid directly to our distributor partner Mid-West Wholesale Lighting Corporation.
Our Professional Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Designers Lighting Forum (DLF)
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
International Dark Sky Association (IDA)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)
International Association of LIghting Designers (IALD)
National Council on Qualifications For the Lighting Professions
Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)
United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local #829
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)