Landscape & Public Realm
Michael Grubb Studio work on a wide variety of landscape and public realm lighting projects from, rural landscapes, city centre developments to large scale regeneration projects. Our primary focus is to design innovative, sustainable environments that are energy and cost effective and which ultimately create a positive impact on the people that inhabit them.
To help assure the project’s success, we develop close working relationships with both the client and project team. We also invest a significant amount of time liaising with various external stakeholder groups, which can include street lighting teams, PFI contractors; TFL, British Waterways and Network Rail.
We understand the financial implication of future maintenance and running costs, which is why we ensure that public realm lighting schemes are easy to maintain, whilst we look to offset energy consumption.
Working on Public Realm projects means interaction, communication and the presentations of concepts and ideas are crucial to how we work with our clients. We undertake lighting workshops with different groups to progress and educate others about the final vision.
Any environmental concerns require assurance that the scheme will deliver best practice to protect the environment, safeguard against glare, light spill and light trespass. Our past cooperation and experience working with ecologists ensures we have an understanding of the effects that artificial light can have on localised habitats which informs and educates our design process.
Michael Grubb Studio have an award winning track record of researching and undertaking more sustainable methods of working. We work with renewable technologies such as wind and water turbines, as well as photovoltaic technology. In addition, we have experience of lighting schemes designed for extreme weather conditions, such as saltwater environments and exceedingly high or low temperatures.