Building a Collaborative ‘Tech Team’
The L.A. Rams may have had the “Fearsome Foursome” back in the 1960s, but today’s modern design team is a “Forceful Foursome” consisting of the architect, designer, integrator and lighting design/engineer.
“This is the modern design team,” says Glenn Merlin Johnson, noted lighting designer and president of Adaptive Design Group, a Park City, Utah-based lighting design and engineering firm. “Obviously, it starts with an architect and an interior designer but it’s critical to round out a cohesive team with the technical team. That starts with lighting design, which means having an electrical engineering specialty firm and then bringing in the integrator to not only handle the lighting control but the rest of the audio, video, surveillance and home network.”