Partner, Lighting Design
President of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), May 2022 to May 2023.
Lighting is central to how people feel and function within a space and Andrew has enjoyed over 25 years of seeing people use the lit environments he has worked on. Having started his career installing lighting prior to graduating, he understands how to both design and install. Andrew particularly enjoys solving those finite design details which make all the difference to the completed clarity of a space.
Andrew’s lighting design philosophy is that it must respond to the architecture, the materials and the people who use the space. Daylight first before introducing architectural lighting whilst also protecting our dark skies. The lighting should also have a narrative and only exist if it is needed and adds to the beauty or function of a space. We only need to light what we want to see.
We can wait for change to happen, or we can drive the change we want to see happen. Andrew prefers the latter and enjoy the process of exploring how we can adopt new technologies and techniques to deliver better quality spaces for our clients and the occupants of spaces.
Good lighting design focuses on the people who will occupy the lit spaces, the tasks they will undertake in those spaces, and the culture of their organisation.
Our lighting designs respond to these elements, with solutions tailored to the characteristics of each space and their materiality. Drawing upon our expertise in the latest design ideas and technologies, the Ridge Lighting Design team creates unique next-generation spaces that will stand the test of time.
Our multi-award-winning lighting designers have worked in and around historic and listed buildings, new builds and refurbishments. We have transformed galleries, museums, offices, retail buildings, hotels, pools, spas, event spaces, theatres, concert venues, aviation buildings and public realm spaces with creative lighting strategies.
Learn more about our expertise, experience and sustainable approach to lighting design in our full brochure below.
With a daylight first approach, we ensure people experience a delightful, dynamic and wellbeing-friendly lit space. We provide:
We listen to our clients talk about their project, people and ambition then respond with a narrative of light, shadows and contrast. We provide:
We deliver RIBA Stage 0/1 to RIBA Stage 7, providing:
Our strength lies in developing innovative and dynamic ideas which present a space, brand or event in a way which exceeds expectation.
Alongside the creative process is a depth of knowledge and experience and a hands-on practical approach to realising the vision. We provide:
Dark skies are essential for the wellbeing of people and the natural world. Lighting designs can be vibrant, immersive and luxurious while also protecting the darkness of the night sky. We provide: