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

  • Google Plymouth | WRNS
  • Google Shoreline | WRNS

  • Google Java | Quezada Architects
  • Google Moffett | EHDD
  • Twitter Headquarters Rapt Studio
  • SOM HeadquartersSOM
  • Transbay Block 9 | SOM

  • 75 Howard | SOM

  • 160 Folsom Transbay Block 1 | Studio Gang Architects
  • California College of Arts and Crafts Unified Campus | Studio Gang Architects
  • Plumpjack Squaw Valley Hotel | CCY Architects
  • KQED Headquarters | EHDD
  • SFO Grand Hyatt Hotel | Hornberger + Worstell
  • Golden State Warriors Office Towers | Kendall / Heaton Associaties

  • Washington National Station | Lowe Enterprises

  • One de Haro | Pfau Long Architecture
  • Mira Sales Center | Studio Gang Architects, joint venture with Steve Perry Architects