Robert Newell Lighting Design is an architectural lighting design firm, founded in 1984, which offers limited and comprehensive consultation in the design and planning of the luminous environment. Guided by Robert Newell, the firm has completed a variety of diverse projects including residential, corporate, healthcare, multi-family, houses of worship, hospitality, educational, and exterior works. Our portfolio ranges from luxurious single-family homes to 600,000 square foot corporate facilities.
Robert Newell, Principal, is a member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He is an experienced lighting designer with an in-depth understanding of lighting design principals, techniques, and applications. He is frequently a guest lecturer on a variety of lighting design subjects for the Illuminating Engineering Society and design programs at local Universities. He provides clients with expert testimony for Planning Boards, Boards of Adjustment, and litigation. He is active in planning and design in Westfield, New Jersey, currently sitting as the Vice-Chairman of the Westfield Planning Board.
Our clients include Architects, Landscape Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers, Developers, Facility Managers, Store and Office Planners, and end users who require skilled lighting design. The reason for our success is clear; our skilled lighting design fulfills our client’s needs, whether simple or complex, by creating a cohesive illuminated environment that is both aesthetic and functional for their architecture, interiors, structures, and landscapes. By defining spaces and clarifying their interrelationships, reinforcing the progression of spaces and movement, heightening the visual qualities in the materials, and creating the appropriate atmosphere for the desired function of the space, our lighting design is a discipline that our clients find necessary. We also respect our client’s budget and scheduling constraints, and respond to the current demands of energy conservation by utilizing the current technologies to reduce energy consumption.
In addition to creating beautiful lighting design, we also work to educate our clients about different lighting technologies, and different lighting techniques that can be used to bring spaces to life. We continually educate ourselves and our clients of current and emerging lighting trends and equipment in the industry. We generate photometric calculations and schematic renderings using “AGI 32” and use "AutoCad" as our main drawing platform. In today’s building economy, our menu driven services offer our clients, large and small, the type of lighting design service that best fits their needs. From lighting design consultation through full service contracts, we alter our service package on a project by project basis to best meet the needs of our clients.
Robert Newell IALD, IES Principal
Ryan Brown Assoc. IALD, Assoc. AIA Lighting Designer