42 'Team News' posts:

March 21, 2016

Oculus goes to Light + Building 2016 in Frankfurt!

Oculus Principals Archit and Scott are back from their trip to Frankfurt, Germany for the 2016 Light + Building Exhibition.  The show is one of the largest on the planet, encompassing almost 6 million SF of floor space to show the latest and greatest in lighting technology from over 2,500 vendors from all over the world.  Of particular note were the many advances in smart technology dedicated to improving the way that humans interact with light in their everyday lives; a concept perhaps best demonstrated by the CoeLux Skylight that “reproduces the physical effects and optical phenomena of natural light in indoor architecture”.

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November 10, 2015

IIDA Panel Featured on KCRW

If you missed the “The Ten Biggest Lies About LEDs” at Light Show West in October, you’re in luck! The panel discussion was featured on an episode of KCRW’s DnA (Design and Architecture) and summarized  in an article published on KCRW’s website.

Oculus Principal Archit Jain participated as one of the panelists and he was quoted describing the current state of LED lighting in our projects: “100 percent of most of our projects are LED lighting, they are the source of the future. Until a couple years ago we had to sell LED lighting to our clients, now our clients are coming to us and asking for LED lighting on our projects, but the challenge we are now facing is that the kind of quality required for a project may not be available at the price the client wants.”

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October 19, 2015

We’re Growing!

Are you the lighting designer we are looking for?

Mid-Level to Senior Lighting Designer

About you:

You will be working in close contact with the principals and other designers on all aspects of the art, science and business of lighting design, including project management, design, presentations, lighting calculations, and marketing.  You have great organizational skills as you will be working on a number of lighting design projects at any given time.  You will be enthusiastic and resourceful, always looking for a unique perspective and a more efficient method to help us be the best. You are collaborative and believe that you succeed only when the team succeeds.   You innovate, have strong ideas, and enjoy dialoguing with others who may differ from your point of view.  You have strong visual and verbal communication skills.

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July 30, 2015

Celebrating the End of Summer 2015

Oculus celebrated the end of busy summer months and the successful internship of our summer intern, Heejung Son from the MFA program at the Parsons New School of Design.  Dinner was sushi at the newly opened Blue Ribbon Sushi at the Grove, lighting design by Oculus.

We had our fill of sushi and the Blue Ribbon’s famous fried chicken.  Now, with a full stomach and open minds we wait for fall to come.

 

 

July 15, 2015

Congratulations Sarah: Selected as Emerging Lighting Designer

Oculus designer Sarah Wang has been selected as an Emerging Lighting Designer to attend the IALD Enlighten Americas Conference in Baltimore.   Sponsored by the LIRC, this scholarship allows growing lighting designers to gain access to continuing education by attending one of the IALD conferences.  The scholarship includes a full conference pass and a stipend for travel and expenses.

Congratulations Sarah, and thanks for the IALD and LIRC for providing these opportunities.

June 29, 2015

We’ve Moved!

We’ve outgrown our old office and we have moved to a new location in Culver City, with quick access to all areas in and around Los Angeles.

Please come visit us at 5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 306, Culver City, CA 90230 (our phone numbers remain the same).

September 23, 2014

Jane Wins IALD Scholarship

We’re proud to announce that our very own designer Jane You has won an IALD scholarship as an Emerging Lighting Design Professional to attend the IALD Enlighten Americas 2014 conference in San Diego this October.  She will be sponsored by one of many lighting manufacturers who, as members of the Lighting Industry Resource Council, have pledged to “financially support designers within their first five years of on-the-job practice to attend [the conference]” as part of the Emerging Lighting Designers Initiative, which makes it possible for lighting design practices to send their junior staff to continuing education and professional training conferences. Congratulations to Jane, and many thanks to the LIRC for supporting our emerging designers!

August 27, 2014

Oculus Wants You!

We are a growing, award-winning lighting design firm located in Santa Monica, California.  We are looking for a full time, entry to mid-level lighting designer to join our talented team and work on a variety of exciting projects located locally, nationally and around the globe.
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March 18, 2014

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January 6, 2014

The New Scalable and Adaptable Web Presence

As you know, we pride ourselves in being Scalable, Adaptable and Collaborative. And part of being collaborative is being accessible to our clients.  Our new website, launched today, takes this to our web interface as well.  Designed by Randy Karels, this website uses leading responsive web technology to adapt and scale the content to the device accessing it, whether it is a small mobile device or a high resolution monitor.   So, now we fit your needs in more than one way.

If you are interested in seeing how this works, whip out your iPhone, iPad, Macbook Air, and your 27” iMac and load oculuslightstudio.com. Or just use Responsinator to see all at the same time.

August 19, 2013

Oculus visits the James Turrell Retrospective at LACMA

“Sir—keep away 4 feet from the art!” What do a bunch of lighting designers do when they see lighting art? Get in trouble of course.

The Turrell Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a very impressive way to experience light. Even as lighting designers used to working with a variety of lighting design projects over the years, some of us who visited the show were pretty amazed by the variety of unusual perceptual illusions created in the installations. And of course the urge to dissect the installation is always there—so in addition to legitimately poring over the details in Turrell’s displayed notebooks, we could not resist sneaking behind the magic curtain too, only to be quickly reprimanded by the guards.
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August 15, 2013

The Point Appointment

Excited to work with our friends at Lifescapes on the new The Point development in El Segundo, CA.  The 115,000 sft. shopping, dining and lifestyle destination is located at the crossroads of the Rosecrans Avenue and Sepulveda Blvd. in South Bay.

We will be working with the landscape architects to create a comfortable and pleasing shopping and dining experience for the project, while designing a strong nighttime identity.

August 2, 2013

Oculus is Hiring! –updated

We are a forward-thinking, growing lighting design firm located in beautiful Santa Monica, California. As our firm grows, we are looking for full time entry and mid-level lighting designers to join our talented team.

Entry to Mid-Level Lighting Designers (2 positions)

You will be working in close contact with the principals and senior designers on all aspects of the art, science and business of lighting design, including marketing, design, project management, presentations and lighting calculations. You will be working on a number of lighting design projects at a time, so good time management is a must. You will be enthusiastic and resourceful, always looking for a unique perspective and a more efficient method to help us be the best. You will be a team player and collaborate with coworkers and project team members alike. You will have the opportunity to show us a better way, and implement it too. Travel would be part of the position, both domestic and international.

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July 20, 2013

Designing a “Moonlit Theater” for YouTube

With its ever-expanding base of creative content producers and viewership, YouTube has built three production facilities—in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo—specifically dedicated to their most consistently prolific YouTube content generators. In each of these spaces, those exceptional YouTube channel stars can collaborate in studio space with audio-visual and filming equipment, all free of charge. Aside from its indoor sound stages and screening room, the Los Angeles YouTube Space also boasts of an impressive outdoor theater, seating up to 200 at a time, with a 1080p resolution projection screen and 5.1 surround sound.
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July 1, 2013

Lighting Design’s Big Night in Los Angeles–Lumen West 2013

“Surreal–a celebration of dreams and discoveries within the Lighting Design Industry”—that was the theme of the Lumen West 2013, the annual lighting design event organized by the Illuminating Engineering Societies of Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire.  And then what is surreal music? That was the question that our own Scott Hatton had to answer as the guest DJ for the cocktail hour at Lumen West.
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June 10, 2013

Supporting Future Lighting Designers: The David L. DiLaura Fellowship

By Scott Hatton

Oculus Light Studio is a proud sponsor of the David L. DiLaura Industry Professor of Architectural Engineering Fellowship!  David DiLaura was a 26 year professor at the University of Colorado’s Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering department and the reason why the Lighting Design Program there is one of the top ranked in the country.

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January 14, 2013

Welcoming Jennifer Doran

By Archit Jain

Today, I am pleased to welcome Jennifer Doran as a member of Oculus Light Studio. Jenn brings 7 years of lighting design experience with her to us. With an educational background in architecture, and a skillset in art and graphic design, Jenn complements our Studio very well, and would help serve our clients even better. Jenn has designed lighting for a variety of architectural projects ranging from military bases to casinos. While at Lumia in San Diego, she was awarded the IES Illumination Award for the Wild Horse Pass and Casino in Chandler, AZ . She has also successfully completed the design of over a dozen LEED certified projects, including the LEED Gold Combat Training Tank in Miramar, CA.

Welcome, Jenn, to Oculus. We are excited to have you here!

October 16, 2012

Oculus 参与设计的苏宁超级旗舰店在中国开业

Oculus,与华盛顿贝尔维尤的建筑公司MulvannyG2合作,为苏宁超级旗舰店南京店完成了灯光设计,还包括位于上海、北京和广州的连锁旗舰店。苏宁是中国最大的家电用品零售商之一, 改进设计区域包括-建筑、灯光、展示架、指路标、图像和标牌。店铺面积由97,000平方英尺 (9000平方米)到538,000平方英尺 (50,000平方米),大部分的设计仅在5周内完成!
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October 15, 2012

Oculus Designed Suning Expo Retail Stores Open in China

Oculus designed the lighting for the flagship Suning Expo Retail Store in Nanjing and other rollout stores in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou in collaboration with MulvannyG2, architects based in Bellevue, Washington. Suning is one of the largest appliance and electronics retailers in China, and the upgrade included all areas—architecture, lighting, display, wayfinding, graphics and signage. The stores range from 97,000 sft. to 538,000 sft., and the majority of the design was completed in just 5 weeks!
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