We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates.

—Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

Our visual understanding of this world is defined through both material and light, two seemingly opposite phenomena inextricably linked to one another. Light is revealed to the human eye through interactions with material, while material visually exists only in the presence of light. This interdependence between material and light, form and intangible atmospheres, defines the visual environments we inhabit.

Light renders our world in an endless array of visual permutations, revealing colors, textures, distances, or the passing of time.

As lighting designers, our role is to utilize light as a medium through which architectural intentions can be heightened and experiential spaces transformed. Our work is a discipline cultivated from a myriad of fields: architecture, art, and engineering are but a few sources of knowledge from which we draw.