About Us

How We Do What We Do

We Listen

We don’t design in a bubble. The goals for each space drive our work. We form a strong partnership with the design team, and we listen. Our approach is fluid and collaborative.

We Create

In lighting design, there is no formula. Beautiful lighting doesn’t just happen. We call on years of experience, deep subject matter expertise and unwavering attention to detail to do unique, thoughtful work on each project. We balance form and function to create a design that is both stunning and practical. Just like you, we work in the real world—a world with constraints: budgets, timelines, energy codes. Rather than backing away from these challenges, we use them to our advantage. Small budgets become an opportunity to simplify. LEED points become a source of pride. We do some of our best work in the land of limited resources.

We Deliver

With each project, we tailor our engagement to suit the needs of the client. We provide a package of services and deliverables that will clearly communicate the design intent and illustrate the actual implementation of that design. We don’t throw our design over the wall and hope for the best. We are there throughout the build phase to answer questions, solve problems and react to the realities of construction.

Current Work

  • Alemany Library, Dominican University | Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • Downtown LA Hyatt PlaceCuningham Group Architecture
  • TCF Bank | Cuningham Group Architecture

  • Galleria | Cuningham Group Architecture

  • UC Davis Arc Ballroom | DCM

  • KQED Headquarters | EHDD
  • Founders Fund | Feldman Architecture

  • Firehouse 8 | Feldman Architecture

  • SFO Grand Hyatt Hotel | Hornberger + Worstell
  • Park Valencia | Interstice Architects

  • 160 Spear | IwamotoScott Architecture

  • GSW Office Towers | Kendall / Heaton Associaties

  • Washington National Station | Lowe Enterprises

  • OpenDNS | Min | Day

  • 1201 Bryant | Pfau Long Architecture

  • Kuiu | Rapt Studio

  • 725 Ponce | S9

  • SFCM | San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • OSF Rehearsal Center | Shalleck Collaborative

  • Transbay Block 9 | SOM

  • 75 Howard | SOM

  • Head-Royce School | SOM

  • UC Hastings | SOM

  • 160 Folsom St | Studio Gang Architects

  • California College of Arts and Crafts Unified Campus | Studio Gang Architects

  • Mira Sales Center | Studio Gang Architects, joint venture with Steve Perry Architects

  • 530 Lytton | SWA Group

  • Pinole Valley High School | WLC Architects

  • Dolby Theater | WRNS

  • Evelyn Avenue | WRNS

  • Airbnb | WRNS

  • Google Plymouth | WRNS
  • Google Moffet | WRNS
  • Google Shoreline | WRNS


  • San Francisco Residence | Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design

  • Healdsburg Residence | Buttrick Projects Architecture + Design

  • Atherton Residence | David Buergler, Architect

  • Atherton Residence | David Buergler, Architect

  • Kentfield Residence | Ehrlich Architects

  • Woodside Residence | Feldman Architecture

  • Menlo Park Residence | Fergus Garber Young Architects

  • Palo Alto Residence | Fergus Garber Young Architects

  • Palo Alto Residence 2Fergus Garber Young Architects
  • Palo Alto Residence 3 Fergus Garber Young Architects 
  • Los Altos Hills Residence | Fergus Garber Young Architects

  • San Francisco Residence | Gast Architects

  • San Francisco Residence | Ike Kligerman Barkley

  • Hillsborough Residence | Jay Jeffers Design Group

  • San Francisco ResidenceJensen Architects
  • Atherton Residence | Ken Linsteadt Architects

  • Portola Valley Residence | Ken Linsteadt Architects

  • Woodside ResidenceKendall Wilkinson Design
  • San Francisco Residence | Kendall Wilkinson Design

  • San Francisco Residence | Min Design Co

  • Woodside Residence | Min Design Co
  • Glen Ellen Residence | Neal Schwartz

  • San Francisco Residence| Randy Thueme Design

  • Hillsborough Residence | RBA Architects

  • Private San Francisco Residence

  • Atherton Residence | Towan Kim