Lighting Design
Lighting Design

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.

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Building Commissioning Association
The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is an international nonprofit organization with more than 1,200 members from the commercial building industry who are committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process.
AABC Commissioning Group
Established in 2005, the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association of commissioning companies whose fundamental principles include independence, and training and education.
Certified Commissioning Firm
Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) adheres to the industries best practices in the practice of commissioning and provide highest quality service to potential clients and the commitment to the advancement of the commissioning industry.
UC Riverside Open Ceiling Hvac, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
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  • Basis of Design Narrative / Documents
  • Construction Document Review Phase
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    1. Schematic Design
    2. Design Development
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Lighting Design
The Grace and Griffin on Spring
Los Angeles, CA

The Grace on Spring consists of a 24-story tower that features 300 apartments, 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and numerous amenities. It follows it’s sister project across the street at 755 Spring Street, which houses 275 luxury apartments. The set of 24-story mixed-use development includes the following Luxury amenities for residents: observatory rooftop lounge, two-story fitness center, yoga studio, and business center conference rooms, resort-style swimming pool and an entertainment lounge. The project, which combines for 563,250 square feet. Tk1sc provided LEED consulting services and comprehensive energy modeling and analysis services and achieved The level of LEED Silver Certified.

City of Hope - Administrative Building
Duarte, CA

This new 4-story, 100,000 square-foot medical office building is located on the City of Hope Medical Center Campus in Duarte, CA, and provides office and administrative support to the Medical Center.

Pacific Gate
San Diego, CA

This mixed-use development is a 41-story apartment tower with a four-story retail and restaurant podium. The building features a pool deck, spa, and fitness center on level 4 and an amenity deck at the roof. A three-story podium linking the development's south side houses double-height commercial spaces on the ground level and residential units and amenity spaces on the floors above. The public plaza along Broadway consists of landscape features, such as a water jet fountain and reflecting pool. Our in-house lighting studio, StudioK1, provided lighting design. The project won an IES Award of Merit for Exterior Lighting Design. The vision for Pacific Gate was to indulge residents in an upscale lifestyle with both oceanfront and urban offerings. Lighting the project's residential portion was executed with hospitality-like refinement, while the exterior podium and retail plaza engaged the vibrant downtown setting. High-end finish selections provide the elevated aesthetic but also tie the building to its core ocean-inspired concepts. The light "stripe" delineates the ellipsoidal building form, effectively redefining the San Diego skyline. The lighting composition reinforces the curved building inspired by sea waves and interlocking arcs of a seashell. The golden earth-toned curved wall at the porte-cochère is highlighted from underwater accents drawing visitors into the lobby where the undulating curved glass walls are grazed to simulate waves. The concave wood-paneled walls on the opposite side are softly uplit by inground recessed luminaires – the walls metal trim catching this subtle illumination creating balance in the space. Brass circles embedded in the terrazzo floor mirror three large interlocking rings of light draw eyes to the high ceiling. Miniature downlights discretely provide ambient illumination throughout the lobby. Various lighting techniques tastefully highlight the elegant natural finish selections that make the project rich with textures and colors from the exterior through the lobby and amenities. The budget was a major concern for the client – the project design being far from simple; the lighting team worked closely with the design-build contractor, the owner, and the architect. By procuring value-engineered alternatives and improvising on installation ultimately lowered costs and maintained the effects. The façade's soon-to-be iconic stripe is an evolutionary fruit of this collaboration, starting as an architectural story, turning into a custom metal detail by the window contractor. Corridor lighting is another result of this effort: the intent was to indirectly illuminate the residential corridors by washing the core walls instead of traditional downlighting. The cost of perimeter lighting on all 41 levels was virtually prohibitive. However, using a value-engineered surface luminaire installed in a cost-effectively built architectural ceiling slot, we achieved the desired results with almost 50% savings. The 41-story glass tower is more than just a visual marvel on the waterfront. The building is an enormous architectural mass on San Diego's Pacific Coast Highway. With such size comes much responsibility to neighbors and the environment. We finely selected the architectural lighting to minimize impacts on both city and neighboring natural habitats. The building's lighting is controlled through a central dimming system allowing for programs to lessen the nighttime effects. This includes the stripe along the architectural edges, which can dim variably along its length to avoid impacting neighboring San Diego Airport residents.

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