Lighting design is critical to the mood, atmosphere, and purpose of your project’s interior and exterior. Illuminate your space with help from the experienced and award-winning Utah lighting engineers at VBFA.
Lighting System Design & Engineering
Intentional Lighting Design to Support Your Architectural Vision
Today, the possibilities for lighting are nearly endless. No matter what spaces your project contains — from clinical to residential — lighting is the multi-dimensional element that brings them to life.
Lighting design is a specialized service concerned with the integration, implementation, and improvement of electrical lighting systems. Our lighting designers draw from their deep understanding of natural and artificial light to bring profound purpose to every facet of your lighting design. Our meticulous approach guarantees your system is designed for optimal efficiency and electrical integrity, while also fully supporting the architectural vision.
Read on to learn more about the lighting solutions our team offers.
Why VBFA is the Lighting Engineering Firm of Choice
Those looking for the highest quality lighting solutions turn to VBFA for our technical excellence and deep respect for design. Here are just a few reasons our clients return to us again and again:
Understanding of the Latest Technology and Standards
Our team designs and implements the most intuitive, digitally-integrated systems that make controlling and managing your lighting systems simple. By using the best technology available today, we can offer responsive lighting for every use case your project demands. As members of the Illuminating Engineering Society, our designers stay current on recommended lighting practices and illumination levels that are published by the society and adopted by many municipalities as a standard.
With our electrical department being licensed in 16 states, our lighting expertise has the in-house resources and knowledge to comply with local energy and emergency codes, making coordination with circuiting and power a more streamlined process.
Appreciation for Design
Your architect’s creative vision directs our own. When it comes to lighting, we pay close attention to the minute details of the design and work side-by-side with your architect to ensure our solutions enhance and improve the design in unique and beautiful ways.
We push ourselves to find creative ways to stretch your budget without ever compromising on quality. Your investment is important to us, and we work to make each dollar count.
Our team has worked in the industry for decades, and has designed lighting systems for a wide range of clients, markets, and projects. We’ve taken the best lessons from our careers and applied them to our work at VBFA to deliver a truly superior service for our clients.
As a unique branch of VBFA, lighting design includes many different services, such as:
Lighting Concept Design
Modeling & Mock-Ups
Energy Efficiency Standards
Commissioning & Construction Quality Control
Comprehensive Lighting Control Systems
Integrative Lighting Systems
What Our Clients Have to Say
Lewis (Wong) can easily communicate to clients and is very knowledgeable about electrical engineering. He is always willing to brainstorm creative ways to meet budgets and schedules on projects. He is considerate of the client’s budget and works hard to make the project successful.
– Stacy Hamm, UVU
The creation of a healing environment excels when there is an integrated team to push boundaries and challenge everyone to strive to do better. Since 2000 I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Jeff on nearly a dozen such healing environments in Utah. Jeff has proven to be an instrumental leader and collaborator in the creation of environments that reflect the community in which they serve and stand the test of time.
– Todd Tierney, HDR
For many years VBFA has been a vital part of Intermountain Healthcare’s design team. Their rich experience combined with an expert’s eye for engineering detail have helped deliver state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in the communities we serve throughout Utah. When challenges arise, as they inevitably do in large and complex projects, VBFA has been instrumental in helping us find and resolve the causes.
– John Ellis, Intermountain Health
VBFA was chosen for the job because of their reputation for excellent service and quality work. Throughout the project, from concept through construction documents and final punch, I was quite satisfied with our decision to work with VBFA.
– Florence Hawkinson
I appreciate the engineering skills of Jeff Watkins and David Baranowski and their VBFA teams and their ability to provide constant and timely input to the design and construction team. Precision engineering expertise and systems were both critical to the success of our project and the team delivered.
– Russ L. Bachmeier, AIA
One of the most remarkable features in the building (Syracuse High School) is the geothermal heating and cooling systems. This is one of the largest projects that has used the thermal mass of the earth to heat and cool the building. This is a very efficient system that results in significant energy savings.
– Dennis Forbush, Hogan and Associates
VBFA was a very important team member, of a very successful design of one of the most uniquely designed theatres in the world…They helped to provide a constant “actor” in every play, which is the building and its systems that in so many ways participate in every production.
– Lyle Beecher, AIA
VBFA provided insightful, practical, creative, and responsible design to each of their disciplines from concept phases through construction documents, always in support of our architectural design objectives.
– Stephen Dayton
I personally appreciate VBFA’s expertise and teamwork. For twenty-five years this team has been my first choice mechanical consultant, and they have continued to push the envelope of what is possible in mechanical systems design.
– Jeanne Jackson, VCBO Architecture
Jeff (Watkins) has always been a very technically sound and trained engineer and has been an amazing partner in helping us solve some very complicated projects and situations. His attention to detail and knowledge of our buildings and their systems is crucial to the success of treating thousands of patients safely and effectively.
– Jerry North, U Health
Jake (Beck) demonstrates skill levels in engineering, problem solving, and interpersonal relationships generally evident in engineers with many more years’ experience. We recently worked together on two Net Zero Energy fire stations for Salt Lake City. These award-winning fire stations are the first two Net Zero Energy fire stations in the United States, and we are proud of that accomplishment and thankful for Jake’s role in our success.
– Brian Backe, AIA
Jared (Smith) is an integral and invaluable component of the design/construction team. His ability to visualize and address complex mechanical issues/assessments/solutions in an expeditious manner has proven his capabilities beyond his years.
– Gary Lukaszewski, HDR
Scot (Muir) is knowledgeable, efficient, and trustworthy in his design and management of his mechanical engineering team. He has always met timeline schedules, been respectful of budget constraints while providing innovative mechanical designs and is an eager participant during value engineering or problem solving if needed.
– Mike Vela, AIA
Energy costs are monitored very closely by the Davis School District. Money saved in energy costs goes directly back into the classroom. At the same time, school buildings must be comfortable for student learning to be at its peak. Wade Bennion has been very successful balancing between comfort and energy efficiency. He is an integral team member with the District. Due to Wade’s leadership, the District regularly uses, with great success, several innovative HVAC systems such as, ground source heat pumps, thermal air displacement, and indirect evaporative cooling in many buildings.
– Bryan Turner, FAIA
VBFCx took their responsibility as Owner’s Representative to heart. We were kept in the loop through the whole process and their persistent communication with the entire team is key to the success of the project today.
– Weston Weeks, Davis School District
You can and should choose a commissioning team based on evidence of performance, and I whole-heartedly recommend VBFCx. I’ve had the good fortune to work with them on projects with significant size, scope, and complexity, projects like Adobe Phase II and the Rehabilitation Hospital at the University of Utah, and their constant and proactive presence contributes to our success.
– Ron Keller, Okland Construction
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