Architectural Lighting Design

With over 20 years of creative lighting design experience, we can create vivid lighting design concepts for your project, follow the initiatives from your imagination or that of your design team. We can be sure to have a unique input into your project. We can design to a budget, to a concept, a standard or a dream.

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Control System Design

We can develop simple or highly advanced lighting control systems to suit your specific requirements. Our systems are developed to suit the different lighting requirements of each space. Time control, external light level control, remote controls, touch panels, or proximity detectors are all part of our tool kit.

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Custom Lighting Design

Can’t find what you want, need or can’t live without? We design and oversee the manufacture of custom fittings to suit any style, function or property. Typically in hotels where a range of fittings follow a certain theme. Or in a private residence, coordinating pendant, wall, table and floor lamps. A range of materials, finishes, and specifications are available.

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Our Process

  • Concept Stage
  • Design Development
  • Tender Documentation
  • Set up

On a typical project we will receive a brief from the client which will include factors such as: overall theme, use of the space we are working with, materials, scope of work, budget, energy consumption requirements, timeline and other project details. We would usually receive AutoCAD drawings of plans, elevations and sections and details from the interior designer of the furniture layout, materials, fabrics, colours and finishes. If we are working with the landscape, similar information would be needed from the landscape designer.

Together we develop the concept with your interior designer, project design team or in our own design studio. As a team we present to the client our concepts and work with these until we have a scheme which works for all parties. Then we produce the working documents: reflected ceiling plans, elevations, sections, cut sheets, and various schedules.

The checked, completed and up dated documents are put together in one set of Tender Documents. These are sent out to various supply companies for them to provide prices for the equipment and services required: reflected ceiling plans, sections and elevations, cut sheets, BOQ, schedules, focus diagrams etc. The tender returns are then evaluated for compliance.

Working with the contractors and lighting equipment suppliers we check the installation, focus the fittings and finally set the lighting scenes for the various areas and times. We would then check the light level to ensure adherence to brand standards and other project requirements.


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Ian Potter

Director of Operations – Lighting Designer

A Brit, in Thailand for over 25 years, and 30+ years in Asia, Ian has vast experience in the lighting and lighting controls arena, working in hospitality and residential properties. From 500 key hotels to single room restaurants, from Shanghai to Mauritius to Jakarta, Ian has encountered many styles and cultures in this broad career.


Mark Meltzer

Project Co-Ordinator – Lighting Designer

A Canadian living in Thailand for almost 10 years, Mark has extensive experience in all manners of  Lighting Design: Stage and concert lighting globally with Cirque Du Soleil: Cavalia, singer Kazem Al Sahir touring throughout the Middle East, tenure at the Dubai Opera House and lead technician on the Queen Elizabeth ocean liner are some of his highlights. Applying his experience to Architectural Lighting Design in collaboration with CWL, Mark oversees all technical aspects of our projects, treating our client’s vision as his own.  Bringing efficiency, innovation and expertise.


Roslyn C


Located on Koh Phangnan in Thailand, she is accomplished in Photoshop rendering, Autocad design over many disciplines and a valuable experienced member of the CWL team.


Anderson E

Autocad Operator

A Venezuelan electrical Engineer specializing in automation and process control. Extensive experience assisting clients in more than twenty countries with the design of their electrical and architectural projects using AutoCAD software.


Asitha P

Dialux Operator

Graduated as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer from Sri Lanka Institute for Information Technology. Soon after his graduation he joined CWL. As an Electrical and Electronic Engineer he oversees the lightning calculations in our projects via Dialux.  “I aspire to achieve both ,u personal and professional goals, and as a young, cheerful and committed individual I always wish to occupy my capabilities in order to provide a better and comprehensive service”.


Begimai B

Digital Artist

Begimai operates out of the USA. She creates digital art, interior + exterior illustrations, unique photo collages and renders architectural drawings with Photoshop, Illustrator and Autocad.


Siraj A


Siraj joins us from Pakistan in assisting with detailed workings, drawings and specifications as well as photo realistic rendering for our client’s use.