Having the right fixtures and knowing where they should go
Now that we know the light fixtures we would like to use, the next step would be to figure out where they would go, and how many we would need. Since we are modifying the standard layout and fixture the landlord is providing we will use the lighting layout from them as a starting point. And since the budget is a major concern with our project we are planning to look at a few options on how we can optimize our layout to achieve the maximum effect.
Also, this is an initial rough layout for where the light fixture will go. As the project progress the lighting layout will also need to be review by the electrical engineer and check against all the relevant codes to make sure that they comply with the proper requirements. But for now, a rough location that give us a fixture count should be fine.
Here’s the lighting layout provided by the landlord, there are two types of fixtures present. 2×2 recess fluorescent fixtures and 8’ long linear fixtures.
On to the Options!
This was our response done in accordance to our initial idea of where the Halophane fixtures should go. With the only exception being the pantry area, since the ceiling is low here we have decided to keep the 2×2 recess fixtures.
The Halophane fixtures were roughly the same cost as the light fixtures supplied by the landlord. As long as we have the same number, there shouldn’t be any additional cost. But since the linear fixtures covers more area we did ended up with more fixtures. In this option we ended up with an additional 5 fixtures.
After giving it some thought we felt like we needed a lower cost alternative in case if the cost of the additional fixtures turn out to be high. For this option we decided to leave the linear fixtures supplied by the landlord in the corridors and focus our resource on the conference room and the open work area. For this option we ended up with an additional 2 fixtures.
So what’s missing?
For the editing room and the private offices we will be using ceiling mounted plug in light fixtures we found. And also don’t forget, we are still planning to go with our signature pendant fixture from bahdeebahdu for our small seating areas.
And speaking of the Small Seating Area
Since we are finalizing the floor plan for the lease, we thought that we should carefully consider all the areas to make sure that they work properly. After a quick tele-huddle yesterday we felt that the issue regarding the entry areas that worried us a bit. By having the corridor on the window side it requires that people pass through the small seating areas which makes it less usable as a place to meet. We looked at the original corridor layout which eliminates the pass-thru and it does make this area more usable. This came down the question of how the small seating area would be used, if more than 2 or 3 people would be using this area as a meeting place. And whether or not the additional room provide a good trade off against the insulation the offices will receive from the noises and heat off of the windows.
Either option shouldn’t effect pricing but it would be helpful to make the choice now so our lease documents reflect the preferred layout.
Project P3 is a ongoing workspace renovation project we are working on, with the award winning editing company P3 Entertainment. Follow our progress as we develop our theme of “Gotham Industrial Warhol” look and create a fun work space for the guys at P3.