BENEFIT TO INCLUDING BEAM ON YOUR PROJECT
BEAM lighting designers dedicate their careers to improving architectural environments using the art and science of light. Many architects and interior designers have discovered the benefit to utilizing our invaluable experience to help guide them through the complexity of the lighting discipline.
BEAM lighting designers vary in educational backgrounds and creative design fields, including architecture, interior design and theater. We approach each project as a blank canvas with the intention of using innovative lighting solutions to complement the architecture, enhance atmospheres and secure comfort for the end-user.
Lighting technology is a continually evolving science with advances and new products being introduced frequently. A lighting designer’s role is especially critical on projects that require unique lighting applications where the experience of a specialized consultant is invaluable. BEAM encourages product mock ups to assure the light quality expectations are met.
BEAM designers attend as well as present educational lighting conferences and courses, participate in local and international lighting organizations, hold their Professional Lighting Certification, and have close professional relationships with lighting manufacturers and rep agencies to assure that we are offering the most recent and accurate knowledge to our clients.
BEAM is not directly associated with a particular manufacturer, rep agency or distributor; therefore, we approach each project unbiased. BEAM selects fixtures that are in the best interest of the project in regard to performance, aesthetic and budget. We take on the responsibility to obtain and review product samples, write the specification, compile budget pricing information, coordinate with the local reps and manufacturers and review submittals. BEAM’s clients experience savings in their energy consumption and the peace of mind that they are receiving the best products for their budget.
DOCUMENTATION AND DELIVERABLES
Typical project documentation that a client can expect to receive from BEAM includes Lighting Plans, Fixture Schedule, and Fixture Cutsheets. Some projects require additional documentation such as photometric plans, control zone diagrams/schedules, LEED or Light Power Density documentation, COMcheck, renderings and sketches, which we are fully capable to produce.
BEAM approaches each project responsibly by utilizing sustainable design technology from schematics through construction. Meeting LEED, ASHRAE and local energy codes are required on most projects today. BEAM will produce the necessary documentation, such as COMcheck and daylight analysis, specific to each project.