enriching lives through light

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.

featured projects

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brand expression through light

 

The design directive - to express the T-Mobile brand in the workplace - wasn't as simple as splashing their signature magenta around. ​

It was much more challenging than that for the entire design team, and in the case of the lighting, it included working with the architecture and interiors teams to carefully place magenta accents where they would serve multiple functions.

awards 

2022 IES Seattle Section People's Choice Award

2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Honorable Mention

2021  ENR Northwest Project of the Year - Best Airport/Transit

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highlighting culture and architecture in functional design 

 

Lighting, integrated with architecture, highlights materials and cultural elements while meeting Washington State Ferries' stringent security requirements and LEED Gold Certification. 

awards 

2021  ENR Northwest Project of the Year - Best Airport/Transit

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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 .

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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.

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Riverfront Park
Spokane WA

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.

awards

2021 IES Illumination Award of Merit

2020 Innovation in Park Design 

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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.

awards 

2019 DBIA Best in Design - Architecture

2019 NAIOP Washington Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year

awards

2022 IES Awards Seattle Section
2022 IES Awards Seattle Section

People's Choice Award T-Mobile Headquarters | Bellevue WA

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2021 LIT Lighting Design Awards Honorable Mention T-Mobile Headquarters | Bellevue WA

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2021 ENR Northwest Project of the Year for Best Airport/Transit Mulkilteo Ferry Terminal | Seattle WA Photo Courtesy of Washington State DOT

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2021 IES Illumination Award of Merit
2021 IES Illumination Award of Merit

2021 ULI Americas Award for Excellence Riverfront Park | Spokane WA

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press

Aug 2022
Aug 2022

Issuu magazine's interview with Principal Jill Cody

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Feb 2022
Feb 2022

Principal Jill Cody shares her thoughts on catenary lighting design with Landscape Forms (Photo: Landscape Forms)

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Sept 2021
Sept 2021

Mulkilteo Ferry Terminal Wins ENR Northwest Project of the Year for Best Airport/Transit (Photo: Washington State DOT)

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Aug 2021
Aug 2021

Riverfront Park wins 2021 ULI Americas Award for Excellence (Photo: Builtwork Photography)

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