VISION STATEMENT

Architectural Lighting Studio Ltd is an independent architectural lighting design consultancy operating in the United Kingdom and Poland.
We don’t represent a single product or manufacturer, which means our revenue is project-based only, not commission-based.

Our goal is to provide the best lighting solutions that will not only be functional and aesthetic, but also delivered within specific timeframe and budget.

We offer complex lighting projects and create lighting solutions, which are based solely on our clients’ needs and vision. By using the unlimited range of lighting manufacturers, we ensure unique quality of each project. At Architectural Lighting Studio, we can also provide complete luminaire design service within the scope of the project.

We know at the same time how important for the customer it is to efficiently manage the project and respond to possible changes during the implementation phase. To meet these expectations we work closely with architects, interior designers and electrical engineers who are indispensable members of the design team.
On every venture, we strive to ensure project’s success and feel part of it.

We create lighting solutions for every stage of project realisation, from initial concepts to commissioning lighting for objects in the following areas:

  • retail
  • commercial
  • public utility
  • galleries
  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • offices
 

TEAM

The team Architectural Lighting Studio includes architects, lighting designers, electrical designers, interior architects and external outsourcing companies.

Every member of the team can boast years of experience in lighting design, supervision of lighting implementation, broadly understood architectural design, and individual luminaires’ design.

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Marcin Gryt – Lighting Director
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SERVICES

In order to determine the precise scope of Architectural Lighting’s offer and indicate the basis for the valuation of our services, we present stages of a lighting project:

01. Strategic Consulting (RIBA Stage 0-1)

The stage is carried out in close cooperation with the customer. This is the first, very preliminary analysis of the feasibility of a lighting project. At this stage there is no concept and design yet.

Strategic Consulting also helps to formulate an overall lighting strategy for the individual objects or entire teams.

Scope of the stage:

  • at the beginning the client’s requirements are discussed, including time frame of the project, scope of services, conditions, and estimated budget
  • consultation and assistance on the implementation plan of the lighting project
  • consultation and assistance on the preparation of budget estimates and determination of required documents
  • customer receives the collected information in the form of Project Feasibility Report/Preliminary Design Assumptions

Note: Stage 01. is optional. Lighting design can be initiated from the stage 02.

 

02. Concept Design (RIBA Stage 2)
03. Developed Design (RIBA Stage 3)
04. Technical Design (RIBA Stage 4)
05. Construction (RIBA Stage 5-7)

02. Concept Design (RIBA Stage 2)

At this stage, together with the customer we develop lighting solutions or adapt existing architectural concept to technical standards and on this basis we create adequate lighting concept. We get to know in detail the scope of the project, the customer’s expectations, all known and possible technical and financial criteria.

Scope of the stage:

  • meetings and consultations with the customer
  • meetings and consultations with the architect and/or other project team members
  • development of our lighting concepts presented in the form of visualization (sketches, simulations or renderings, the scope does not include photorealistic visualizations)
  • lighting concept also includes presentation in the form of drawings of selected projections (typical, representative)
  • assistance in the preparation of budget and preliminary information on electric system, operating costs and energy-saving strategies
  • the customer receives collected information in the form of Concept Design; Preliminary Cost Estimate; Design Assumptions

03. Developed Design (RIBA Stage 3)

After approval of the concept, this stage is about developing plans and lighting specifications.

Scope of the stage:

  • meetings and consultations with the architect and/or other project team members, including electrical designers for new facilities and additionally technical services and maintenance for retrofit buildings
  • lighting design for the core areas including drawings of luminaires’ arrangement (drawings in AutoCAD or Revit)
  • calculations for representative zones (Dialux calculations)
  • technical documentation: data sheets or a list of luminaires
  • sketches of applied detail solutions (where applicable)
  • schematic solution of the lighting control system (if required) with a description of functionalities; equipment selection, preparation of the CAD drawing
  • preliminary draft of emergency lighting (if required)
  • cost breakdown
  • customer receives the collected information in the form of Construction Project; Cost breakdown

04. Technical Design (RIBA Stage 4)

At this stage we develop and pass on details of lighting solutions, installation, technical guidance, details of the lighting control system and other information that is required by the project. This is a stage in which we prepare to formulate tender documents.

Scope of the stage:

  • multi-disciple consultations with architects, electrical designers for new facilities, and technical and maintenance services for retrofit buildings
  • cooperation, consultation and coordination of the lighting project with the architectural project of the building, its electrical design, construction and mechanical design
  • complete lighting project including drawings of the arrangement of luminaires and lighting equipment (drawings in AutoCAD or Revit)
  • Dialux calculation for the entire facility or representative zones
  • lighting control design (if required) with a description of functionality:
    – equipment selection
    – CAD drawing (facilities’ placement, mains position, etc.).
    – integration of control systems with other building systems (e.g. BMS) presented schematically
  • Control Strategy and Scene Schedule
  • design of emergency lighting (if required)
  • details (where required)
  • technical documentation: data sheets, Operation and Manual Documentation
  • complete specification of lighting equipment with the investor’s cost estimate
  • ROI (Return Over Investment), TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) calculations (if required)
  • tabular data for LEED, BREEAM, WELL (if required)
  • customer receives the collected information in the form of Technical Project (Tender Project); Estimate Investor Cost Break Down

05. Construction (RIBA Stage 5-7)

To ensure the project architect’s supervision and full implementation of our project we support the contractor of the installation in accordance with our project. At this stage, we can visit the facility and answer all questions.

Scope of the stage:

  • meetings with the project team or the executive on the object
  • final review of the installed lighting and assistance in adjusting/pointing the light fixtures and providing guidelines for contractors
  • support for electrical works contractor in programming lighting scenes according to the documentation

The following scope of service is not included in the basic design offer and can be implemented as an additional and payable service the price of which will be individually assessed:

  • photorealistic visualisations, animated images or other visualisations including Virtual Reality
  • providing designs of luminaires
  • carrying out tests on site
  • review of the final Contract or Tender documentation prepared by the customer’s project team as well as participation in the analysis of tender bidders
  • participation in price negotiations with lighting suppliers
  • analysis of lighting solution proposals provided by the contractor under an alternative project
  • final list of luminaires and lighting devices for the administrators of the premises (design of lighting fitted with a set of devices must be provided by the customer’s project team or contractor)
  • post-completion documentation
  • detailed calculations and documentation for LEED / BREEAM / WELL
  • lighting installation inventory
  • architectural inventory of the object
  • calculation of daylight

VALUE ENGINEERING is a proposal for a customer’s lighting project, including cost analysis and existing lighting solutions, the aim of which is to optimize within the client’s budget.
VE serves reducing costs and it is based on the optimization, while complying with desired functional requirements and quality of lighting.

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In some projects we could create completely bespoke luminaires which are individual and unique, designed by our team and crafted from a range of quality materials.
We can project manage and oversee the design and manufacture, from prototype to delivered luminaires.

 

PRICING

The consultant’s remuneration is calculated per hour of consultation provided to the customer.

The value of the design service are evaluated individually or is determined as % of the budget of the lighting investment.

Additional options for project support and services are evaluated individually.

The value of the service are evaluated individually and depends of heights of the savings obtained through VE.

 

ECO

Climate changes are one of the most urgent environmental challenges facing the world today. The challenge presents itself unequivocally to societies, governments, and business. The answer is environmentally sustainable development that makes economic growth a factor for increasing social cohesion and improving the quality of the environment through, inter alia, reducing adverse impact of production and consumption on the environment through protection of natural resources.

The contribution that Architectural Lighting Studio offers to the social, environmental and sustainable development is multi-faceted and concerns areas of:

  • we analyse impact of the applied lighting solutions on the environment through selection of reliable, informed and environmentally aware manufacturers / suppliers of lighting
  • our projects are based on energy-efficient lighting, highly recyclable
  • we work based on the LEED, BREEAM and WELL guidelines, providing solutions friendly for people and the environment
  • we avoid light pollution
  • we constantly update our knowledge of new environmentally friendly lighting technologies
  • our projects are balanced between the need to meet standards or safety and the ambitions of the architect and the investor
  • our design process minimizes the unjustified use of media (e.g. printouts) in line with Eco-Office policy
  • each project signed by Architectural Lighting Studio receives Eco-Passport, an internal document certifying that the project’s lighting solutions and design process are consistent with the policy of sustainable development.
  • we use lighting that has a positive impact on performance, comfort or safety of workplaces and places to rest
  • we realise the principle of employment and fair remuneration in line with CSR policy
  • we conduct environmental education in lighting together with universities, institutes or in magazines and also by organizing social events
 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

What we understand by corporate social responsibility is to conduct our business responsibly in social, economic and environmental aspects. According to thus formulated rules Architectural Lighting Studio is an entity responsible for the impact of its decisions and activities on society and the environment and ensures transparent and ethical behavior that:

  • contributes to sustainable development, including welfare and public health
  • takes into account expectations of stakeholders
  • complies with applicable laws and which is consistent with international standards of conduct
  • is integrated with the activities of the organization and practiced in its relations

When implementing a policy of socially responsible company we based it on the following activities:

Eco-Office is an initiative, which includes the following processes:

– During the design process considerable quantities of consumables (e.g. paper, toner) are used. The aim is to use them consciously and as a result consequently reducing waste, in order to achieve that an effective mechanism called 5 Steps is used in the areas of: identifying sources of waste, methods of reducing and sharing initiatives among employees.

– Sustainable transport is an initiative involving efficient use of means of transportation throughout the entire process of design and supervision of the investment implementation. It is also the use of alternative forms of transport (such as bicycle, electric, etc.).

Eco-Office is also using services provided by ecologically oriented partners in the area of leasing and management of office space, media suppliers, etc.

Related document: Eco-Passport

Ethics in business – we are guided by common trust, honesty, understanding and professionalism in relations with our stakeholders. Companies considered as acting unethically towards the environment, their customers or employees are removed from the list of our business associates.

Ethical dealings with customers – we are an independent consultant which for our customers means that the choice of lighting depends only on technical and aesthetic parameters and associated budget, not on relationships with producers / suppliers.

Ethical behaviour towards the environment and society – we do not undertake investment projects which will have negative impact on the environment and people.

Related document: Code of Ethics

Respect for human rights and employee rights
We guarantee that our employees enjoy the following list of privileges:
– rights arising from provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
– freedom of thought, religion; intolerance of discrimination
– fair conditions of employment and remuneration
– occupational health and safety
– social commitment Company
– corporate transparency
– policy of diversity and equal opportunities
– conditions for realization of business objectives and personal objectives

Related document: Code of Ethics

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RECRUITMENT

In Architectural Lighting Studio we strive for sustainable development which is only possible thanks to qualified and competent staff.

If you think you are an ideal candidate, please send us your application to the following email address: recruitment [at] archlightstudio.co.uk 

Currently we are recruiting for the following positions:

Lighting designer
Wrocław, Poland

Candidate requirements:

  • education in the field of lighting, architecture or interior design
  • experience in working with AutoCAD, Dialux, Adobe CS
  • communication and presentation skills
  • excellent work organization
  • good knowledge of spoken and written English

In connection with the transition to BIM design environment (Revit), knowledge of the software will be an advantage.

How to apply?
Please send your CV and portfolio to the email address: recruitment [at] archlightstudio.co.uk
Convince us to contact you.
Show and tell us how you’re working with a pencil and how with the use of software.
And why are you interested in lighting?

 

CONTACT

UNITED KINGDOM
Architectural Lighting Studio Ltd
85 Great Portland Street
W1W 7LT, London
+44 (0) 7554 023497
London [at] archlightstudio.co.uk
Opening hours: by appointment only
Registered in England and Wales
Company No: 10893476
POLAND
Architectural Lighting Studio
Kwiska Street 46
54-210 Wrocław
+48 732 335 009
Wroclaw [at] archlightstudio.co.uk