Our lighting staff provides the following services, adaptable to your project's needs:
- System Design
- Architectural Integration
- Equipment Budgets
- Biddable Drawings and Specifications
- Construction Administration
- Performance Lighting Design
FDA designs complete theatrical lighting systems to meet the demands of today's performing art and entertainment projects. We actively collaborate with our clients to supply systems that meet their current requirements and have the flexibility to adapt to future possibilities as technologies and artistic visions evolve.
Our staff members bring extensive backgrounds in theatrical, entertainment and architectural lighting while considering both technical and aesthetic aspects of theatrical lighting design.
We work closely with equipment manufacturers to develop inventive new products to meet project specific requirements, and apply our knowledge of the marketplace to make creative use of existing technologies. As an independent and objective consultant, FDA strives to ensure that lighting systems meet the technical requirements, budget guidelines and manufacturer preferences of the client.
Process & Deliverables
During the planning phase of our projects, FDA supplies the architect and engineers with detailed drawings and descriptions that illustrate the integration of architecturally sensitive lighting positions, power requirements and control system infrastructure that are unique to the entertainment industry.
Beginning with project feasibility studies and extending through design, FDA supplies continually updated equipment budget estimates as we work with the client, architect, and engineers to develop final equipment specifications. The lighting specifications we provide include not only dimming and control systems, but also lighting fixture inventories, equipment installation, service contracts and warranty.
During construction, FDA regularly reviews and coordinates the work of others involved in the project to ensure seamless integration of the production lighting systems with the architectural, structural and mechanical systems. For complex projects we offer on-site supervision to assist local contractors in properly installing the equipment we design and specify.
For many projects our staff design performance lighting fixture layouts and establish lighting scenes for events onstage. Designs include orchestra lighting for recital and concert halls, repertory light plots for schools, museum theatres, cruise ships and entertainment spaces, and performance lighting for special events, such as the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.