The firm was founded in 1968 by Raymond Grenald, who helped pioneer the practice of architectural lighting as a profession. Ray continues to be involved in the firm’s progress and contribute to the firm’s design excellence. He promotes the fundamental belief that light has a distinctive effect on human behavior. Lee Waldron joined Ray in 1976 and has helped to broaden and strengthen the firm’s capabilities. Over time, GWA has cultivated a widely diverse client base by producing unique and technically proficient design solutions. The firm has received awards for a number of significant projects throughout the world, including two Presidential Awards for Design Excellence.
With its skilled lighting practitioners, GWA remains a knowledgeable lighting resource for design professionals as well as owners and end-users. Our practice utilizes good qualitative lighting principles that render the architectural form and enhance the environmental experience. We are recognized for our creative expertise, responsiveness and quantitative results. Because of this, GWA remains an influential force in the design community.
DESIGN PROCESS – Discover, Define, Design, Deliver
Lighting helps to express architectural form and has a profound impact how people will emotionally respond to their environment. It can also psychologically manipulate how individuals behave within a sequence of spatial experiences. Well designed lighting is a powerful tool for any design professional, and will enhance the overall aesthetic. For a business owner, good lighting design can drive profits; especially when the lighting equipment is correctly specified and properly placed.
At GWA Lighting, we have accumulated a wealth of experience in how light is best employed for a variety of situations. We select the most suitable equipment to meet your goals and the unique lighting needs for your project . We will work with you and your design team to discover the key lighting challenges or constraints for your project. Our designers will work with you for project insight and to define relevant lighting opportunities and manage associated costs. Our professional expertise is formulated to design for optimum solutions. The right solution will require both practicality and innovation. Ultimately, we are motivated to deliver quality lighting results through close collaboration with our clients. We look forward to being an integral part of your team and actively involved in addressing your lighting needs.
PROJECT TYPES AND SERVICES
• URBAN SPACES
• SPORTS VENUES
• CLIENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT
• PROGRAM DEFINITION
• CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT
• GRAPHIC VISUALIZATION AND 3D MODELING
• ADVANCED LIGHTING CALCULATIONS
• PRODUCT DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
• COMPREHENSIVE DOCUMENTATION
• SITE COORDINATION
• AIMING AND ADJUSTMENT
Ray Grenald - Founder
Lee Waldron - Principal
Troy Hornung - Senior Project Manager
Colby Egbert - Lighting Designer
Ye Ma - Office Director
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