The role of a lighting designer varies massively from each project but below is a typical approach for a lighting design.
1. Initial consultation-This would usually be done on site. If the project is London based we would usually offer this service free of charge. Our designers will assess and discuss each space, budgets and styles. We then come up with a client brief based on your needs.
2. Based on our initial discussions a fee would be agreed and a lighting concept plan would be produced. Typically this would include our own 3D visuals, mood boards, suggested fixtures and fitting. We would need architectural plans to do this. If these are not available we can do a site survey to produce detailed plans.
3. Once a concept has been agreed detailed lighting schematics would be produced which would include circuit methodology, detailed sections and cut through to enable construction with a circuit schedule and the lighting specification. This would enable the architect, electrician and builder to understand the construction requirements to implement the lighting plans.
4. Revisions of lighting plan are carried out after each review and amended dependent on the final architectural layout.