Dark Light Design provides interior and exterior lighting design and consulting services to the design community, owners, and public agencies.
Our extensive project experience brings a unique perspective — driven by collaboratively solving challenges and enhancing environments through the thoughtful application of light.
supporting collaboration and innovation
This project presented a unique opportunity to support Neoleukin’s mission. Lighting plays a huge role - from comfortable, quality lighting in open offices, to highlighting architectural details in public spaces, to ensuring variety in light levels and contrast to provide visual relief for employees as they navigate their work day .
a new study in light
Advancing engineering education and research through engagement and collaboration, Norm Asbjornson Hall's dynamic central commons contains spaces for group and individual study. A variety of lighting strategies support multiple learning and gathering modalities, enhancing placemaking at a variety of scales throughout.
The high volume of the commons presented design challenges and opportunities. Expressive lighting elements at the gathering stair creates a sense of place and scale. Careful fixture selection and placement contributed to the project's LEED Platinum certification while highlighting space and materials in the this new center for innovation and research.
lighting pedestrian connections
The site of Expo ’74, Riverfront Park has been redeveloped to cultivate a more functional open space within the city and reinforce pedestrian connections between downtown and the northern bank of the Spokane River. The lighting design creates cohesive lighting strategies for different circulation types throughout the park, provides wayfinding legibility for the primary connector through the park, and develops inviting experiential lighting to establish spaces for gathering and pause.
Inspired by the built and natural elements of the park, the lighting design creates an inviting, visually rich environment that encourages visitors to use the park at all times of the day.
2020 Innovation in Park Design
Bringing old buildings to new life through design.
Design brings two expansive buildings and the adjoining site to life through a renovation that reflects the local environment, aligned with Microsoft's evolving workplace design requirements.
2019 DBIA Best in Design - Architecture
2019 NAIOP Washington Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year