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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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.

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. 

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

press

May 2021
May 2021

Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School Wins AIA Award for Interior Architecture

May 2021
May 2021

Riverfront Park Wins IES Illumination Award of Merit

June 2020
June 2020

Riverfront Park Wins Innovation in Park Design

June 2020
June 2020

Microsoft Buildings 121 and 122 Win International Lighting Award

Mar 2021
Mar 2021

Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122 Featured in Arc Magazine

January 2021
January 2021

The LMN Architects-designed Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal has officially opened in Mukilteo, Washington.(Photo: Chuck Taylor / The Herald)

January 2019
January 2019

Jill Cody, Principal, earns CLD certification

Oct 2018
Oct 2018

Principal Jill Cody is featured in Luminous Spec Quarterly Newsletter