Founded by an architect specializing in lighting design, Lightfield, Inc. recognizes the importance of the professional compatibility between the architect and the lighting consultant. Our architectural background facilitates effective communication with our clients and our operation is designed for the smooth exchange of project documentation.
In order to maintain the integrity of the design process, Lightfield follows a project from its conceptualization to its implementation. We see it as a four-phase process:
Conceptual Design Phase:
Our early involvement in the project helps the architect and client to establish lighting design goals and clarify program requirements. It ensures that the lighting will be well integrated into the emerging architecture. Besides the development of the lighting concept, our services at this phase may include preparation of presentation materials, mock-up studies, illumination calculations, energy use analysis, and budget estimates.
Construction Documents Phase:
To ensure successful implementation of the lighting design concepts, Lightfield will provide complete lighting plans as well as detailed fixture drawings and specifications suitable for inclusion in bidding documents.
Bid and Negotiation Phase:
We will evaluate proposed substitutions for compliance with our design intent and specification requirements. We will make our own value engineering suggestions, at no cost to owner, if the lowest qualified bidder exceeds our budget estimates.
Construction Administration Phase:
Our involvement in the project during this phase includes: approval of the contractor’s submissions, review of the manufacturer’s shop drawings to ensure compliance with the original design, site visits to inspect and coordinate the installation, supervision of the fixtures’ focusing, and the preparation of punch lists.