StudioK1 is a small, boutique lighting design firm with diverse, talented and award-winning designers, experienced in all facets of lighting design and market sectors.
UC Irvine’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute is Orange County’s premier eye-care provider, providing state-of-the-art ophthalmic services, ranging from routine ophthalmic evaluations to complex medical management and surgical care.tk1sc provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services for this 70,000 square foot, three-story ground-up design-build project. Key features of this project include:
This project's sustainable elements highlight the design while also providing an efficient place for students to live, study, and socialize. With smaller than average room sizes, more common areas, study alcoves, kitchens, terraces, a classroom, and café were built with the saved space. To achieve it's LEED Gold status, our design team implemented the following sustainable building systems. Active and passive controls, motion-sensor lights in all spaces, special triggers to disable HVAC use when the operable windows are open, solar fins that shade west-facing windows for additional energy savings, and geopier footings in place of typical cast-in-place concrete, which saved time and money.Constructed on the last available parcel of campus land, the Blackstone Residence Hall was squeezed between a major college entrance, a busy street and two existing structures, with no green space on site. To make the design work, the project team employed the latest building information modeling and document-control technologies to create an angular building design that maximizes the number of units while leaving room for outdoor amenities. The result is an efficient LEED Gold building, highlighted by smaller-than-average, 150 SF dorm rooms. The saved area was allocated for more common space, study alcoves, kitchens, terraces, a classroom and a café. The 61,000 SF structure provides 15% of its area as amenity space for residents. It also created a new secondary campus entrance.
Beacon Park is the first in a series of neighborhood parks within a large-scale residential development. It is an iconic destination for homeowners and starting point for visitors. Working with landscape architects Valley Crest Design Group and architects Ware Malcomb, StudioK1 has brought magical energy to the first of multiple parks under design and construction within Orange County’s Great Park for FivePoint Communities. StudioK1 has created a night-time family playground, including the Coolest. Treehouse. Ever. Taking advantage of the multiple heritage trees throughout the park. tk1sc provided Full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and Low Voltage engineering design. Mechanical Solutions: We selected the mechanical systems on the project to achieve the project goal of no rooftop equipment. The Welcome Center utilizes a VRF Heat Recovery system with an outdoor VRF unit located on grade. The fan coils are thoughtfully arranged in a mezzanine to maximize the ceiling height in the Multipurpose Room. The Multipurpose Room also featured two gas fireplaces. We closely coordinated venting solution for the fireplaces to ensure it meets the desired aesthetics from both the interior and exterior of the building. Lighting Solutions: Beacon Park is entirely lit with LED sources, allowing the design team to exceed California’s strict Title-24 regulations. We used the lighting scheme to enhance the geometry of architecture and landscape. Creating an inviting presence with warm white downlights paired with decorative pendants creates an inviting mood in the lounge-style learning space. Two different color temperatures of string lights wrap the mature trees adding to the magic. Integrated downlights within the metal trellis allow for the kitchen space to function into the evening. We lit the giant heritage trees with mid-grades from below, accenting the trunks and branches, while tree-mounted bullets are used within to illuminate the canopy. Contemporary style poles illuminate the pathways. We used asymmetric uplighting to accent the colorful decorative metal shade structures while powerful floodlights evenly light the multi-function court. Incorporating step lights into the guardrails creates a seamless look while providing light for the skywalk to the treehouse. Heritage trees salvaged from the decommissioned Marine base are now major focal points around the entire park, particularly at night with accent lighting and sparkle. The treehouse is the most eye-catching beacon of the park. LEDs create sparkle within three ancient Jacaranda trees as the steel and wood structure is highlighted with color to give it life at night. Recessed ingrade lights with the ability to change color per season or holiday create a fun light source for kids while illuminating the inside of the treehouse, making the space exciting from within and a focal point across the park. The design focused on the significant features within the park to keep the project within budget.