Associate Sean Casey joins Integral Light Studio


Integral Group is pleased announce that Sean Casey has joined Integral Light Studio in the Vancouver office.

Sean returns to Integral Group as an associate after concluding his Master of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design, with a specialization in Lighting and Day Lighting Design. With eleven months of international design experience, Sean worked closely with world-class architects Gehry Partners, SHoP, Diller, Scofidio + Renfro and Adjaye Associates. He performed lighting design on high-profile projects including Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, United States Embassy, Bangkok, United States Consulate, Milan, and Winter Park Library.

During his education, Sean collaborated both with fellow graduate students and distinguished designers. Sean says of his time in New York, “The past three years have entirely changed my approach to projects. My time at Parsons has allowed me to develop strategies to manage competitive schedules and quick-moving environments. That experience allows me to better adjust to changes during project conception – which are very common – and better execute the client’s vision.”

Sean’s return continues the expansion of Integral Group Light Studio, a fully-integrated architectural lighting and daylighting design service offering. Comprised of an international team of experienced designers, Light Studio works hand-in-hand with in-house MEP services to craft seamless designs in a wide range of architectural and urban spaces. “Integral Group’s strength comes from its integrated design process. To be able to walk over to the engineer you’re working with and talk about a project instead of emailing back and forth is a huge advantage. It’s the future of design,” Sean elaborated.

Integral Group continues to expand its full suite of services worldwide. As an essential facet of the Integral Group integrated design process, Light Studio supports and enhances the firm’s offering in mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, energy modeling, sustainability consulting, fire protection, and technology and integration consulting.

About Sean
Trained in interior design, Sean has over eight years of specialized architectural lighting design experience. Blending his passion for conceptual design, Sean executes powerful visualization and graphic skills, as well as outstanding construction documentation, detailing, and presentation skills.  With deep knowledge of the intersection of light, landscape and architecture, Sean expertly provides concept development, graphic and rendering production, as well as photometric calculations and daylight analytics.

Sean has led lighting design projects with a high level of technical and architectural ambition, including: The Exchange, a 31-story LEED Platinum commercial tower and heritage restoration, Blackrock Global Headquarters, CBRE Office, United States Embassy, Bangkok, and The Polygon Gallery. His work on The Exchange was featured in the June 2014 issue of LD+A, the magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and the design also received the 2014 IES Illumination Award of Merit and was part of a larger sustainable design package that achieved a 48% reduction in energy use and received a substantial BC Hydro rebate.

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