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Lighting Design


Planning, specification & coordination with the building architecture is key to functional and aesthetic success in lighting design

In every space of your home, lighting is a key component. Over the past 25 years, the industry has been transformed and today the City of Seattle requires that 75% of the artificial lighting installed in homes be high efficacy lighting or LED (Light-Emitting Diode) technology. At AKJ Architects, our dedicated team has the depth of experience to ensure that the lighting design we prepare for your home will meet code requirements, function on a daily basis and provide opportunities for special lighting needs. When we are working on the building design and interior architecture of your home, we will also be developing the lighting design to address the following: daylighting, providing ambient general lighting for all spaces, providing adequate task lighting for your workspaces, coordinating the architecture, millwork and cabinet details, providing accent lighting for art and special features in your home, coordinating the lighting with the furniture plan, and locating decorative lighting. If you desire to have a lighting control system in your home, we will recommend a lighting control specialist join our project team to develop a scheme that will work for you.

The types of residential lighting design we assist clients with typically includes:

  • Ambient Lighting
  • Task lighting
  • Art Lighting
  • Decorative Lighting
  • Custom decorative lighting design
  • Daylighting strategies
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