The Lighting Design Studio

“Light should not interpret architecture; it must transform it! Light should not enhance space and form; it should empower it! Light is the life-force of man-made structures. It is through light that events become meaningful. Light marks our presence as alive and self-aware. Burned in memory, light is profoundly experienced.”

Edward P. Bartholomew – educator, lighting guru

StudioK1 is a small, boutique lighting design firm with diverse, talented and award-winning designers, experienced in all facets of lighting design and market sectors.

Our work includes commercial, corporate, retail and mixed-use developments; hotels, resorts, restaurants and casinos; museums and cultural centers; library, healthcare, educational and civic facilities.

We are the lighting studio. But we are not out there by ourselves. StudioK1 is the lighting design studio within tk1sc one of the largest engineering firms in Southern California, and a company that has been thriving and growing since 1979, with offices in Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, San Jose, Riverside and our newest office in Seattle, Washington. When a project demands more than lighting design, we can offer unique, cross-discipline teams for sustainable buildings and exterior spaces.

We provide the level of design quality expected from a boutique lighting firm but with resource scalability afforded by our large parent company, tk1sc Should a project require more than lighting design we can provide a unique cross-discipline engineering approach, making the project more creative, innovative and sustainable.

Come for the cool, stay for the innovation. StudioK1

StudioK1 and tk1sc are proud to be members of the US Green Building Council. Our senior designers are LEED Accredited Professionals and are Lighting Certified. We are also members of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the American Institute of Architects.

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