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Creative architecture meets innovative lighting solutions


A high profile management and consulting firm added three floors to their Washington, DC office space. A central design feature was a three-story staircase with an integrated waterfall. It needed to be lit for both function and aesthetics.


Our engineers traveled to the site to assess the structure. We worked with the stair manufacturer to create a wooden template of the stairway and then designed and manufactured two rows of “uplighting” made of extruded aluminum precisely mitered inside and outside to hug the staircase corners. Painted the same color as the stringers, the fixtures are almost invisible from below. We incorporated a custom designed lens to diffuse light and a proprietary tray system that distributes light perfectly – no bright or dark spots.


A highly efficient lighting system that enhanced the beauty of the staircase and waterfall.