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Apple Town Hall

San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Bowes Center for the Performing Arts

The 12-story building adds three performance venues, affordable student apartments, classrooms, offices, flexible event space, café and a roof terrace to the Conservatory's downtown campus.

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Architectural Lighting Services

Basis of Design

Written principals, concepts, standards and assumptions for realizing the client’s unique vision.

Concept Documentation

A narrative or sketch overview of the initial lighting design ideas and the fundamental elements that impact budget.

Lighting Layouts

Documentation of light fixture locations and type designations in architectural drawings.

Light Fixture Schedules

Technical and aesthetic descriptions of each light fixture type including ordering codes and required controls protocol.

Lighting Controls Design 

Lighting control systems, user interfaces, one-line diagrams, sequence of operation with preset scene recommendations.


Detailed lighting equipment requirements written in standard construction industry (CSI) format for inclusion in the electrical division of the project manual.

Custom Light Fixture Design 

Conceptual development through bid documents of the aesthetic, functional, technical and materials requirements for custom light fixtures.

Historic Light Fixture Restoration

Inventory, photo documentation, aesthetic and technical requirements, restoration and replication specifications for the bid of historic light fixtures.

Sample Reviews and Mock-ups

Physical review of light fixture samples; light fixture mock-ups in our office light lab or on the project site to confirm proof of concept and/or fixture installation requirements.

Sustainable Design

Designs which encompass energy conservation, light trespass and light pollution mitigation, bird friendly lighting, responsible materials use.

Code and Standards Compliance

Designs which address and comply with Federal and State energy codes, ASHRAE/IES 90.1, IES Recommended Practice, International Dark Sky Association, International Energy Conservation Code, US Green Building Council LEED Rating System, WELL Building Standard.

Bid Review

Review of bid packages, alternates, and substitutions to ensure compliance with the specifications and established budget.

Bulletins, Change Orders and Requests for Information

Assistance with responses to lighting questions and issues during the Construction Administration phases.

Submittals and Shop Drawings

Review and evaluation of lighting vendor's submittals and shop drawings for conformance with the design concept and the Contract Documents.

Site Observation and Reports

On-site observation of project progress and subsequent reports.

On-site Light Fixture Adjustments

Advise on the proper aiming and adjustment of adjustable light fixtures.

On-site Lighting Controls Fine Tuning

Advise on the fine tuning of lighting scenes and sequences of the lighting control system.

Record Documentation

Documentation of light fixture aiming diagrams, lighting control system scenes and sequences, and review of contractor as-built documents.