Mark Schuyler Lighting Design, founded in 2000, is an independent architectural lighting design firm based in Charlottesville, VA. This firm provides lighting design and analysis for projects in the commercial, residential, and institutional sectors primarily on the East Coast. We also serve the West Coast, Caribbean, and the European Union. Current projects are located in Maine; New York City; New York state; South Carolina; Tortola, BVI and Virginia. The current staff consists of the two principals and a registered architect. The firm keeps an electrical engineer on retainer; for expanded or fast track projects, other long-time associates are added.

The lighting design principal, Mark Schuyler, LC has been an architectural lighting designer for 21 years. He is Lighting Certified by the National Council for the Qualification of Lighting Professionals, is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, and is LEED-AP. He also holds a Master Electrician’s card in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was awarded a BA in history from Columbia College in New York.

After completing three professional degrees in Architecture, Michael Weber, LC, Principal of Analytics, began his lighting design career developing fiber optic luminaires and lighting systems in the early 90s. He is Lighting Certified by the National Council for the Qualification of Lighting Professionals, and is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America. He has designed luminaires and installations for a client base that ranges from world class museums and high end retail chains, to the Department of Defense and OEMs.

Firm Resources

Extensive lighting specification, luminaire design, lighting control and integration oversight, and project management experience on high-end residential projects

Extensive experience in specification of performance lighting and performance lighting control systems.

Extensive knowledge of custom lighting specification and light source types, UL Listing issues, thermal management, optical design, materials.

Extensive experience in custom glass fabrication, float glass, slumped glass, and borosilicate glass uses and coatings.

Extensive experience in lighting design programming, including AGI-32, Photometric Toolbox, and MS Excel. Standard CAD is AutoCAD LT. Some experience in Dynamic Daylighting Design. Some experience in Radiance.

Extensive knowledge of the National Electric Code.

Master Electrician in Commonwealth of Virginia.

Extensive experience with power quality and grounding systems issues; generator-set specification and programming.

Extensive experience in cross-protocol systems integration, including Lutron Homeworks, Crestron, RS-232 and RS-485 Protocol, DALI Protocol, X-10 Protocol, USITT DMX-512A Protocol; 0-10 Volt Analog Protocol. Extensive experience with LED lighting and control circuits, including PWM dimming.

Experience with electronic circuits, Parallax Basic Stamp and PIC microcontroller platform programming and stepper motor controllers, linear actuators and linear drives.

Knowledge of networking, including Unix system administration, routers, DNS servers, mail servers, FTP servers, Linux. Some familiarity with Processing and Java languages.

Office maintains full complement of monitoring and measurement equipment, including two Fluke 1735 Power Quality meters, Gigahertz-Optik X1-1 photometer, LDM luminance, VL-3701-4 Illuminance, DX-9502 UV-A irradiance detectors, AEMC and Biddle grounding test meters, and Fluke IR Thermometers.

References or specifications examples available upon request. 

Mark Schuyler, Principal, Design

Michael Weber, Principal, Analytics

Lala Kay Welch, Operations

Gaither Pratt, Architect, Consultant

1004 King Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903