Lighting Design Alliance Office – Leading By Example

Architectural Lighting Magazine, Aug 2010

Lighting designers and architects are often so busy working on projects for their clients that they don’t devote time to designing their own offices. But for two well-known lighting practices – Lighting Design Alliance (LDA) in Long Beach, Calif., and Focus Lighting in New York – designing a new office was a necessity. Each firm had worked less-than-ideal conditions for several years and had significantly outgrown their workspaces. LDA had a series of small semi-detached buildings and Focus Lighting had a four-story townhouse on the Upper west Side. After finding real estate that was ripe for transformation – a dark, old auto warehouse for LDA and three adjacent storefronts for Focus – LDA’s president Chip Israel and Focus Lighting’s principal Paul Gregory knew they needed to act.” Full Article