Illuminate lighting design expands its award-winning global presence with launch of new San Francisco studio

Posted by Simon Berry

San Francisco is the Second Office in North America and Ninth Studio Globally for the Company

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2017)—Illuminate Lighting Design, an award-winning international architectural lighting design consultancy, celebrates the opening of its new San Francisco studio this month. The newly minted office builds on Illuminate’s already strong Bay Area presence and a recent win at the prestigious Illumination Engineering Society (IES)’s Illumination Merit Award for their work on BCCI Construction Company project on Battery Street in San Francisco. 

“Illuminate complements the work of designers and architects by shaping the perception and experience of a space through the playful use of both natural and electric light,” says Nick Albert, director of Illuminate. “Our continued growth and success in the U.S. has driven the need for a second office to serve our clients stateside through a combination of local support and unparalleled global resources.”

This is the second studio in North America for Illuminate after Los Angeles, and its ninth globally. Established in 2009, Illuminate Lighting Design creates bespoke lighting schemes for renowned projects around the world. Some of the iconic projects completed in the U.S. include:

-          The Lodge at Pebble Beach, Calif.

-          The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, Calif.

-          Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

-          Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

-          The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel, Ore.

-          H2O Suites Hotel, Key West, Fla.

-          Courtyard by Marriott Santa Monica, Calif.

-          Hampton Inn & Suites Santa Monica, Calif.

-          The Ritz Carlton, Denver

-          Joe’s Jeans Headquarters, Hollywood, Calif.

-          Juicy Coture and Bebe Corporate Office, Hollywood, Calif.

-          EA Sports Vancouver Campus, Employee Amenities, Vancouver, BC

-          Dollar Shave Club Corporate Headquarters, Playa Vista, Calif.


Illuminate’s projects include LEED, Title 24, WELL and other energy efficient strategies as well as advanced lighting and daylight control systems and the application of media integrated lighting.  The team aims to create spaces that can excite and inspire, as well as provide critical functionality and comfort for those who work, live and play within.

About Illuminate Lighting Design: Illuminate Lighting Design is an architectural lighting design consultancy with nine global studios in Singapore, Jakarta, New Delhi, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dubai. Illuminate works with architects, interior designers, landscape architects and end clients for hospitality, commercial, residential, mixed use, retail and leisure lighting design projects. View Illuminate’s completed projects at

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